What’s In The Box? March 10-16

MARCH 10-16

Spring Color
From bright green leeks and orange winter squash to purple-tinged shallots and rainbow carrots, this week’s lineup is awash in vibrant colors indicative of the coming spring. Enjoy this seasonal bounty alongside locally-baked multigrain bread, sweet and mellow D’Anjou pears, Tunisian Deglet Nour dates on the branch, Tunawerth Creamery Greek yogurt and our farm-fresh eggs, plus small-batch, all-purpose organic flour from Burlington-based Cairnspring Mills for all your baking and culinary needs. Dig in!

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

Deglet Nour Dates on the Branch

Arriving to you still on the branch, these beautiful Tunisian dates are known for their unique sweet taste and sticky texture. The name itself means “fruit of the light” as the center of these dates looks golden or light when held up to the sun.

Cairnspring Mills Organic Edison All-Purpose Flour

This Burlington-based company is rediscovering the heart and soul of flour-making by producing small-batch, responsibly-grown flours made solely from wheat grown in the Pacific Northwest. Ground from a hard white spring wheat, this rich, nutty and buttery flour is perfect for all your baking needs, from biscuits and breads to pizza and pie dough!

Multigrain Bread

Crafted in nearby Snohomish by our favorite bakery, this healthy freshly-baked loaf is made with locally-milled Shepherd’s Grain flour and seven different whole grains, plus a hint of honey and toasted sunflower seeds.

Bodega Vistalba Tomero Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

This smooth Argentinian Cab features a fruit filled palate that includes notes of black cherries and cassis and has nice, savory tannins with a touch of vanilla oak.

Tunawerth Creamery Greek Yogurt

Perfectly-creamy, yet delightfully-tangy, this lovely yogurt hails from a small, family-operated creamery located in Tenino, Washington.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens are on not-quite-so-early-to-bed schedule with the lengthening daylight hours. As they spend a bit more time outdoors in their run, the “girls” are now also 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.

Fresh Organic Greens

Red leaf lettuce.

Fresh Fruit

Sweet and mellow D’Anjou pears.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes rainbow carrots, leeks and heirloom potatoes. Also in your box: Tetsukabuto squash, a Kabocha/Butternut variety bred in Japan during the middle of last century. (The translation of the Japanese name is “iron helmet,” after the famed hardness of the flesh and rind.) Sweet and nutty, it is extremely versatile in a variety of cuisines.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Italian parsley, rosemary, thyme, shallots and Spanish Roja garlic from the walled garden and hoophouse at Bella Luna Farms.

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