Here’s to Summer
Cherries! Zucchini! Fava Beans! Yes, summer—and some of its most treasured crops—truly has arrived here in the Northwest. Accented by other seasonal favorites such as sugar snap peas, English cucumbers, radicchio and Swiss chard, plus rhubarb and Cara Cara oranges, this fresh lineup is fit for your table all week long, also including Gruyère cheese bread, housemade herbed cream cheese and edible flowers to add color and spice to your summer salads. Enjoy!
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—enjoy their inherent sweet, nutty flavor with everything from pastas to proteins.
The first local cherries from Tonnemaker Orchards have arrived!
Gruyère Cheese Bread
Made in nearby Snohomish by our favorite bakery, this freshly-baked loaf balances rich Gruyère cheese with a light, crisp crust. Absolutely delicious toasted or re-warmed in the oven—just sprinkle with a few drops of water and bake at 350° for about 15 minutes.
Caves de Cerca Fâmega Vinho Verde
This young Portuguese wine is made from a beautiful blend of 50% Arinto, 30% Loureiro and 20% Trajadura grapes grown in the magnificent valleys of Tâmega and Douro, which are protected by the Marão and Alvão mountains. Balanced and incredibly versatile in its pairings, the finished wine boasts delicate minerality and fresh fruit aroma.
Housemade Herbed Cream Cheese
Kissed with farm-fresh herbs, this rich and silky cream cheese is crafted in our farmstead creamery.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and green. As we hit midsummer, the “girls” are enjoying the long summer afternoons and accompanying warm evenings, chasing bugs and eating tasty green weeds we pull from the garden.
Seasonal Organic Greens
Lusia radicchio and a mix of baby lettuces
Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit
This week’s produce selection also includes English cucumbers, Chioggia beets, Swiss chard, scallions, sugar snap peas, Piracicaba broccoli, pac choi and Costata Romanesco zucchini, plus Cara Cara oranges and rhubarb.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Italian parsley, mint, sage, rosemary and thyme from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.
Bright, cheery edible flowers to add color and spice to your salads.