Tomatoes! Blueberries! Zucchini! These late summer staples are arriving in abundance here in August and this week’s box celebrates them in all their sun-ripened glory, as well as other favorites such as Chioggia radicchio, fennel and red and yellow plums from the orchards here at Bella Luna. Also joining these summer all-stars: Fresh, handcrafted bucatini pasta from Bellingham Pasta Co. and multigrain bread, plus fragrant herbs and our signature chicken stock. Long live summer!
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Fresh Bucatini Pasta
Hand-crafted in nearby Bellingham, this spaghetti-like semolina pasta has a hole running through the center—hence the name bucatini, which comes from the Italian buco, meaning “hole”, while bucato means “pierced”. This week, top this lovely pasta with fresh heirloom tomatoes and basil for a quick, summery entrée.
Housemade Chicken Stock
Made from roasted Bella Luna chickens, our housemade stock is simmered with carrots, onions, parsley and celery and seasoned with just a dash of sea salt.
From our favorite bakery in Snohomish, this freshly-baked loaf is made with locally-milled Shepherd’s Grain flour, honey and seven different whole grains, all topped with toasted sunflower seeds.
Domaine de Couron Ardèche Rosé
This beautiful, dry Rosé is crafted by a family-run estate that lies in the tiny hamlet of Saint Marcel d’Ardeche in France. Flavors of strawberries and cherries on the palate are nicely balanced by a nice effervescence.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and green. The “girls” are enjoying the long summer afternoons and accompanying warm evenings, chasing bugs and eating tasty green weeds we pull from the garden.
Plump local blueberries, plus red and yellow plums from the orchards at Bella Luna.
Seasonal Organic Greens
Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit
This week’s produce selection also includes Chioggia beets, sweet onions, fennel, heirloom tomatoes and Costata di Romanesco zucchini.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Basil, parsley and tarragon from the walled garden and greenhouse.