Get Your Greens
We’ll say one thing for our cooler-than-usual spring: It has produced a beautiful bevy of tender greens in the garden! This week, greet summer with the best of spring’s bounty—from Lacinato kale and pea shoots to baby lettuces and arugula—as well as enjoy the return of some seasonal favorites now that the temps are (finally!) beginning to rise, such as locally-grown strawberries, fresh fava beans and edible flowers. Accentuated by pasta, Lummi Island wild tuna, Pain au Levain bread, sheep’s milk feta, and farm-fresh eggs and herbs, this week’s lineup is looking as bright as the upcoming weekend forecast; to summer!
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Fresh Fava Beans
These verdant, seasonal beans do require a bit of prep work (see our how-to guide enclosed with this week’s recipes), but it’s worth the effort—their inherent sweet, nutty flavor enchances everything from pastas to proteins.
Lummi Island Wild Albacore Tuna
Flavorful canned Albacore tuna from local company Lummi Island Wild.
Imported Pasta Al Ceppo
Crafted in the traditional Italian style from semolina flour and cut using Old World bronze dies, this artisanal pasta imported by Rustichella d’Abruzzo is the same size and shape as a classic cinnamon stick to closely resemble its name, which translates as “rolled by a stick”!
Pain au Levain Bread
This slightly-nutty, slightly-sweet sourdough bread epitomizes French country-style baking with a chewy crust and light, airy interior. Baked by our favorite bakery in Snohomish, this traditional Pain au Levain is crafted using the bakery’s own sourdough starter.
Two Birds One Stone Blanc
This juicy, rich and well-balanced white was crafted by the Two Birds One Stone French winemaking team, who traveled the world, gaining experience in South America, South Africa and Australia before settling back in France. The resulting wine is fruity, easy to drink and reflects both Old and New World styles of winemaking; serve chilled to fully enjoy its vivid finish.
Farm Fresh Eggs
As they spend lots of time outdoors in their run, our small flock of heritage breed laying hens are enjoying succulent popweed pulled from the gardens along with an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, continuing to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.
Harmony Fields Sheep’s Milk Feta
This sirene-style white brine cheese from Bow’s Harmony Fields is made from 100-percent sheep’s milk. Similar to Greek feta with a tart, lemony finish, it has a creamier texture than most feta, with a touch of saltiness that pairs perfectly with salads, pastas and crostini.
Fresh Organic Greens
Enjoy a bounty of tender greens this week: Romaine lettuce, red Rosaine and Little Gem baby lettuces, pea shoots, frisée and Lacinato kale.
Sweet, juicy summer strawberries.
Seasonal Organic Fruit & Vegetables
This week’s produce selection also includes mixed salad turnips, red radishes and potatoes.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Fragrant oregano, thyme and cilantro from the herb gardens at Bella Luna.
Bright, cheery edible flowers to add color and spice to your salads.