What’s In The Box? March 21-27

Good Morning
Put on a pot of locally-roasted coffee and perk up your taste buds with this week’s selection of spring-fresh brunch fare, which stars locally-smoked bacon rashers, freshly-baked cinnamon-raisin bread, F&L biscuit mix, and, of course, farm-fresh eggs from our heritage breed hens. The bright and fresh delivery also includes both fromage blanc and tangy buttermilk from our creamery, fragrant herbs, and seasonal citrus, plus such spring favorites as baby red beets, yellow Cipollini onions and fennel. Rise and shine, it’s breakfast time!

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

Jack Mountain Smoked English-Style Bacon Rashers

Also known as back bacon, the rashers from this Skagit Valley-based meat company are hand cut from the loin with a portion of the belly still attached. Each belly cut is dry-cured the “old school” way, by hand, aged for a minimum of eight days, and are smoked all day over hazelnut shells. The resulting rashers crisp up very well, yet still have a big meaty chew.

F&L Biscuit Mix

Made from organic flour, sugar and butter, plus aluminum-free baking powder and a dash of sea salt, our savory housemade biscuit mix bakes up light and fluffy. Top hot-from-the-oven biscuits with crispy bacon rashers and fried eggs to craft some killer breakfast sammies!

Stone-Ground Mustard

Crafted in-house 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.

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Baked just for us by our favorite local bakery, this fresh-baked cinnamon raisin loaf makes for a delicious base to French toast.

Island Time Coffee Ferry Line Blues Roast

Crafted specifically for the Northwest aesthetic, Island Time Coffee Company sources only the finest, farm-direct, sustainable coffee beans from Latin America and Indonesia. All of the Whidbey Island-based company’s coffee is small-batch roasted, ensuring the best possible freshness, and this particular medium-roasted blend boasts a broad range of tangy and aromatic flavors to ensure a full-bodied cup of coffee without any bitterness.

J. Mourat Collection Vin de France Rosé

Comprising vineyards spanning 120 hectares, Vignobles Mourat represents one of the largest viticultural plots dedicated to organic agriculture in the Loire Valley. Made from Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Cab Franc, this bright and thirst quenching Rosé is bursting with aromas of crushed cherry, watermelon and herb. It is fleshy on the palate with intense flavors of cherry and raspberry.

Farm Fresh Eggs

As they spend more time outdoors with the improving weather and blue skies this past week, our heritage breed laying hens are enjoying an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, and continue to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

Bellsong Creamery Trio

Enjoy not one, not two, but three fresh dairy provisions from our in-house creamery, Bellsong, this week: Beautifully-thick, tangy, creamy buttermilk, fresh fromage blanc, and rich and silky crème fraîche.

Seasonal Fruit

Cara Cara oranges and sweet-tart Tango mandarins.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Bibb lettuce and mixed microgreens grown in our hoophouse.

Seasonal Organic Produce

This week’s produce selection also includes fennel, red and yellow Cipollini onions, purple sprouting broccoli, baby red beets and Austrian Crescent fingerling potatoes.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Fragrant garlic and thyme from the walled garden and hoophouse at Bella Luna Farms.

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