What’s In The Box? March 16-21

St. Patrick’s Day Feast
Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day, this week’s box bursts to life with beautiful spring ‘greenery’—from green cabbage and leeks to arugula and garden-fresh herbs. Complementing this beautiful bounty are all the ingredients for a feast inspired by the Emerald Isle: Pre-brined corned beef and raisin-flecked Irish soda bread, plus organic rolled oats, a vanilla-caramel nut butter and other produce such as Granny Smith apples, Huckleberry Gold potatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrots and more. As they say in Ireland, sláinte (to your good health)!

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

Corned Beef Brisket

This all-natural, grain-fed beef brisket has been seasoned and pre-brined, arriving oven-ready for your feast.

Irish Soda Bread

Baked in nearby Snohomish by our favorite bakery, this beloved quick bread is crafted in the traditional style with buttermilk, flour, sugar, raisins, and egg.

Steel Wheel Farm Rolled Oats

These farmer-style organic rolled oats hail from Steel Wheel Farm in Fall City. Milled to order and full of fresh flavor, they feature a darker-than-usual hue and are slightly thicker than average grocery store oatmeal.

Big Spoon Roasters Vanilla Caramel Almond & Cashew Butter

This gorgeous nut butter from North Carolina-based Big Spoon Roasters is chock-full of organic cashews, heirloom Mission almonds, organic maple syrup, organic coconut nectar, vanilla, and a touch of Jacobsen sea salt for a combination that’s indulgent, comforting, and downright delicious. As an added bonus, the duo of maple syrup and coconut nectar creates a rich and toasty caramel taste that’s also 100% vegan and free of refined sugars.

Boundary Bay Irish Red Ale

This easy-drinking seasonal ale from Boundary Brewery out of Bellingham highlights the arrival of spring with earthy, floral and toffee-like characteristics. A light-body, low hop bitterness and clean malty finish also help this ale go down smooth.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens are on an early-to-bed, later-to-rise schedule with the short daylight hours. As they spend more time snug in their coop, the “girls” are enjoying an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, continuing to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

Seasonal Fruit

Tart and crisp Granny Smith apples.

Fresh Organic Greens

This week, enjoy baby arugula greens, baby Romaine and rainbow Swiss chard.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes Winter Density cabbage, Jerada carrots, Huckleberry Gold potatoes, Brussels sprouts and leeks.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Italian parsley, dill and thyme from the hoophouse and walled garden at Bella Luna Farms.

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