A Taste of Bavaria
This week’s lineup stars the hearty, robust flavors of Germany, with the classic pairing of bratwurst and sauerkraut freshened up for spring by our tangy housemade mustard, sweet onion marmalade and locally-made pickles, plus seasonal produce including yellow potatoes and red cabbage. Fresh caraway rye, baked apple filling and a dark Bavarian lager round out this truly-satisfying supper.
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Skagit River Ranch Bratwurst
The pampered pigs raised on this farm in Sedro-Wooley roam outdoors to root, dig, and cavort as only happy pigs can, thriving on a diet of flax seed, corn and wheat. This week, enjoy this all-natural, organic pork in the ranch’s perfectly-spiced bratwurst—simply grill or sauté on the stove, then top with our housemade mustard, sweet onion marmalade and sauerkraut.
Made from finely-shredded cabbage pickled with sea salt, this traditional German condiment packs a wonderful, tangy kick.
Britt’s ‘I.P.O.’ Pickles
These crisp, full-sour pickles crafted by Britt’s Pickles in Pike Place Market are naturally-fermented in oak barrels and seasoned with dill and mustard seeds, white and pink peppercorns, coriander and bay leaf, lending to a traditional Central European flavor.
Wonderful slathered over a hearty bratwurst, our signature mustard is bold and slightly spicy, made from ground mustard seeds, parsley, chives and champagne vinegar.
Sweet Red Onion Marmalade
Crafted in-house with caramelized red onions, raisins and dry sherry, this preserve is amazingly versatile—try it spread atop bratwurst or paired with this week’s caraway rye as part of a grilled cheese sandwich.
Caraway Rye Bread
This nutty, hearty loaf is baked just for us at a small bakery in Snohomish with medium-grain rye flour and light caraway seed.
Kulmbacher Brauerei Monschoff Swarzbier Beer
Founded in 1895, the Kulmbacher brewery in Bavaria produces a classic German lager with hints of toasted nuts and a touch of caramel malt. Dark in color and bold in flavor, it boasts crisp, clean qualities and an inherent nuttiness courtesy of additional malt.
Farm Fresh Eggs
As they spend their time dodging raindrops on wet spring days, our heritage breed laying hens are also enjoying the tasty spring popweed we pull from the garden, in turn supplying us with eggs in beautiful shades of brown, blue and green.
Walnut & Dried Fruit Baked Apple Filling
A true farm favorite! This combination of crunchy walnuts, sweet butter and dried fruit—including sweet-tart cherries, cranberries and apricots—pairs excellently with baked apples. (See recipes for full instructions.)
Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables
This week’s produce selection includes organic Spudnik yellow potatoes, plus carrots, onions, white cauliflower and Lady Alice apples.
Seasonal Organic Greens
This week’s selection includes red cabbage and the first spring arugula and frilly mustard greens from Local Roots Farm, plus the first harvest of collard rapini cultivated from last season’s plant stock—with budded young shoots and small tender leaves, these hearty greens are wonderful roasted.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Fresh Italian parsley, chives, shallots, garlic and sweet bay from our walled garden and greenhouse.
Rustic Spring Bouquet
Flowering quince, forsythia and plum branches for cheery color and fragrant indoor blossoms.