What’s In The Box? June 20-26

Summer Solstice
We’ve reached the longest, lightest day of the year, and fittingly, the gardens are bursting to life as they soak up every last ray. This week, capture a taste of summer with all the ingredients for Salade Niçoise, a true hallmark of the season in France, layered with produce like green beans, vine-ripened tomatoes and baby red potatoes, and accents like hard-boiled eggs and protein-rich tuna. Enjoy this cool, crisp salad alongside locally-foraged Morel mushrooms, sunflower shoots, and crisp Romaine lettuce, as well as a freshly-baked French baguette, garden-grown herbs, bright citrus fruit and both rich and silky crème fraîche and butter made in our in-house creamery.

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

Lummi Island Wild Albacore Tuna

This flavorful canned Albacore tuna from local company Lummi Island Wild adds protein-packed bite and flavor to salads and more.

Locally Foraged Morel Mushrooms

These seasonal mushrooms are only available in the wild, developing a cult following of local ‘mushroom hunters’ who roam our forests looking for this treat of nature. Woodsy and earthy, yet delicate and rich, they are excellent in a variety of dishes (like pasta!), or simply sautéed in Bellsong Creamery butter with a squeeze of lemon and enjoyed on their own.

French Baguette

Baked just for us by our favorite small bakery in nearby Snohomish, this fresh baguette embodies classic French baking with a delightfully-crisp crust and an airy interior.

Clos des Lumières L’éclat Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2022

This refreshing French Rosé is crafted from a medley of Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvedre grapes that give the wine a very fine nose dominated by hints of strawberry, pink grapefruit and cherry.

Farm Fresh Eggs

As they spend more time outdoors in the sunnier weather, our heritage breed laying hens are enjoying an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, and continue to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

Bellsong Creamery Butter

This creamy, European-style butter has been hand-crafted in our own farmstead creamery! Made from milk sourced from a local, third-generation dairy that produces impeccable milk from their mixed herd of Jersey, Brown Swiss, Guernsey and Holstein cows, this beautiful butter features bright grassy notes and lends an incredible taste and texture to pretty much anything; enjoy!

Housemade Crème Fraîche

This rich and silky crème fraîche is also crafted by our in-house farmstead creamery, Bellsong, from pasteurized organic sweet cream.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Enjoy another bountiful harvest of tender greens this week: mini red Romaine, salad mix, mixed microgreens and sunflower shoots.

Seasonal Organic Fruit & Produce

This week’s vibrant produce selection also includes green beans, vine-ripened tomatoes, and baby red potatoes plus lemons and limes.

Garden-Grown Herbs

Beautiful organic Italian parsley, thyme, tarragon and garlic from the walled garden at Bella Luna.

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