What’s In The Box? December 5-11
‘Tis the Season
The first week of December has brought on the trademark busy days and festive nights of the holiday season, as well as equally-seasonal weather with chilly nights and mornings. Take a much-deserved break this week with provisions for a cozy, comfy brunch—think: smoked wild salmon, farmstead eggs and fresh-baked cinnamon-raisin bread. Accompanied by seasonal produce such as Chioggia beets, Brussels sprouts and Delicata squash, plus our own crème fraîche and citrus vinaigrette, this box will do wonders to buoy the holiday spirit.
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Lummi Island Smoked Wild Salmon
Tender and perfectly flaky, this top-quality, reef net-caught salmon is hot smoked over alder coals and kissed with just the right amount of seasoning. Extra-rich and flavorful, it is excellent mixed into scrambled eggs, or served atop baked eggs along with a dollop of our signature crème fraîche.
Fresh Cinnamon-Raisin Bread
Made from a natural starter, plus cinnamon and moist, chewy Flame raisins, this freshly-baked loaf is from our favorite bakery in nearby Snohomish.
Our bright and lively housemade vinaigrette is kissed olive oil, farmstead honey and fresh citrus juices—and is equally delicious tossed with roasted vegetables as it is with salad greens!
Saint Cosme Côtes du Rhône 2017
This full-bodied red blend hails from the revered Saint Cosme in France, where 14th generation winemaker Louis Barruol crafts wines defined by their beautiful balance and fresh fruit notes. This particular Côtes du Rhône offers hints of smoke, cracked pepper, blueberries and black olives, with a long, supple finish.
Cherry Valley Dairy Herbed Rose Butter
This luscious aromatic butter from Duvall-based Cherry Valley Dairy combines the dairy’s signature gray salt butter with dried herbs, rose petals and lavender for a flavor profile that wows.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and green. With the short days of late fall, the girls are up with the sun to roam the outdoors. Bedtime is much earlier now, as we see them heading into their house to roost as the sun is going down.
Crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, our rich and silky crème fraîche adds a beautiful finishing touch to eggs, salad dressings and more.
Seasonal Organic Greens
Sugarloaf chicory and La Rosa del Veneto radicchio.
Seasonal Organic Fruit & Vegetables
This week’s produce selection includes Chioggia beets, Brussels sprouts, Delicata squash, orange carrots, fingerling potatoes and leeks, as well as blood oranges.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Italian parsley, garlic and shallots from the walled garden and greenhouse.