What’s In The Box? December 10-16

Taco Night
Spice things up with this week’s taco-themed box, which comes complete with wild-caught Pacific Cod from Alaska, locally-made, hand-pressed tortillas and rich Cotija cheese. Top your fish tacos with a flavorful, lime-kissed carrot slaw and cherry tomato pico de gallo (see recipes for details!), serve with a black bean-red chile tamale and a side of buttery Mayocoba beans and you’ve got a Southwestern-style feast. Also included: Stollen bread, farm-fresh eggs and fun, fresh produce like radish microgreens, avocados, Jalapeño peppers and Cara Cara oranges. Enjoy!

Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:

Lummi Island Wild Pacific Cod

This Pacific Cod is long-line caught and frozen at sea off the Alaskan Coast. With a firm, flaky texture, and slightly-sweet flavor, the filets are fantastic in fish tacos: Season with your favorite Southwestern spices (we like flaky sea salt, cumin and a squeeze of lime juice!) and sauté in a pan until opaque, then flake into bite-size pieces and add your favorite toppings.

Patty Pan Cooperative Wholegrain Flour Tortillas

The locally-made, hand-pressed tortillas from this Shoreline-based worker-owned coop are crafted from just four stellar ingredients: Olive oil, salt, water and organic flour from Cairnspring Mills located in the Skagit Valley.

Black Bean-Red Chile Tamales

Also from Patty Pan Cooperative, these tamales feature heirloom white corn masa imported from Oaxaca, Mexico, as well as hearty black beans mixed with the co-op’s mild Ancho chile and tomato sauce. To prepare, simply steam and then enjoy alongside a fish taco!

Fresh Stollen Bread

Traditional German Stollen fruit loaf and sweet cinnamon-raisin bread from our favorite local bakery in Snohomish.

MAN Family Wines Pinotage 2018

A modern style emphasizing the softer Pinot Noir-like characteristic of Pinotage, this wine is ruby-garnet red with a hint of purple and shows pleasing aromas of mocha chocolate and roasted coffee beans, followed by juicy flavors of red berries, nutmeg and vanilla spice on the palate.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Busy scratching through the straw mulch in their spacious outdoor run looking for tasty bugs and worms, our heritage breed laying hens supply us with fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

Cotija Cheese

This rich, hard cow milk’s cheese originating from Mexico is a wonderful finishing accent for tacos.

Alvarez Farms Peruvian Mayocoba Beans

Cultivated by a 2nd generation family farm in Mabton, Washington, these dried beans also known as peruano, canary, maicoba or Mexican yellow beans are delicate and mild in flavor, and buttery in texture.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Mixed braising greens, Rosalba radicchio and radish microgreens.

Seasonal Fruit

Cara Cara and blood oranges, plus lemons and limes.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes Jalapeño peppers, avocados, purple carrots, black Spanish radishes, parsnips, Delicata squash, Walla Walla sweet onions, leeks, scallions and cherry tomatoes.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Cilantro, shallots and parsley from the walled garden and hoophouse at Bella Luna Farms.

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