What’s In The Box? March 17-23

St. Patrick’s Day Feast
Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day and the arrival of spring on Sunday, this week’s box bursts to life with beautiful spring ‘greenery’—from gorgeous cabbage to fragrant sweet bay—as well as all the ingredients for a satisfying holiday supper inspired by the Emerald Isle. With traditional Irish soda bread, side dish-ready produce like carrots, turnips and potatoes, a golden Irish lager and a premium-quality corned beef brisket, all brined and ready to go from Carlton Farms, this week’s box is fit for feasting with your nearest and dearest. As the Irish blessing says: “Bless us with good food, the gift of gab and hearty laughter; may the love and joy we share, be with us ever after.” Enjoy!

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

Carlton Farms Corned Beef Brisket

Carlton Farms in Carlton, Oregon, has been beloved in the Pacific Northwest since 1956 for premium-quality pork, smoked products, sausage, and beef products—and this traditional-style, corned beef brisket is sure to be a favorite in your household, too. This all-natural, grain-fed beef brisket has been seasoned and pre-brined in-house, arriving oven-ready for your feast. (Or, the farm has also shared an easy slow-cooker method found in this week’s recipe enclosures!)

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.

Harp Lager

This golden amber-hued Irish pale lager offers slightly sweet malt aromas with some floral hop scents. It is medium bodied with a creamy mouth feel, making it just as delicious for everyday sipping as it is on St. Patrick’s Day.

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.

Stone-Ground Mustard

Crafted from mustard seeds, water, vinegar, salt and spices, this immensely-flavorful wholegrain mustard is wonderful served with this week’s corned beef and bevy of vegetables.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection includes green cabbage, turnips, rainbow carrots and baby red potatoes.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Fresh sweet bay from the garden at Bella Luna Farms.

Saint Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Cookie

A sweet and festive treat!

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