Can you feel it? The tulip shoots are stretching towards the skies, birds are gathering up twigs to build their nests, and we even shed our jackets one afternoon last week: The march towards spring is gaining momentum! Celebrate the changing seasons with a delicious brunch lineup filled with some of our favorite provisions—from Skagit River Ranch’s all-natural breakfast sausages and farm-fresh eggs to spiced apple butter for spreading on a warm muffin made with Fairhaven Mill cornmeal. Also included: Fresh raisin bread, crisp apple cider from Sauk Farm, cocktail pecans, fresh produce like Cara Cara oranges, Cremini mushrooms and springtime leeks, plus a truly gorgeous gorgonzola dolce cheese. Good morning, indeed!
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Skagit River Ranch Breakfast Sausage Links
With a flavor profile that includes hints of sweet maple syrup and savory spices, these incredible breakfast sausage links are made from all-natural pork. Raised on the Skagit River Ranch in Sedro-Woolley, these pampered pigs roam outdoors in certified-organic pasture land to root and dig, thriving on a diet of flax seed, corn and wheat.
Fresh Raisin Bread
Made with natural starter, cinnamon and moist, chewy Flame raisins, this freshly-baked loaf is from our favorite bakery in nearby Snohomish.
Sauk Farm Honeycrisp Apple Cider
Crafted from cold-pressed Honeycrisp apples grown on Sauk Farm in Concrete, Washington, this refreshing cider is delicious served crisp and cold all on its own, or is mixed into your next cocktail.
Greenwood Cider Company Huckleberry Apple Cider
Founded in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle in 2015, this company crafts their ciders from forgotten and foraged fruits picked from around the city and deep within the Pacific Northwest forests. This delicious drink also captures the flavor of the elusive mountain huckleberry, lending tart and bright notes to the unfiltered cider. Cheers!
Sweet and creamy with a slight piquancy, this buttery smooth gorgonzola is fruity and mild, with gorgeous intermittent veins of blue marbling.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens are on a 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.
Fairhaven Mill Whole Grain Yellow Cornmeal
Nestled in the Skagit Valley, this family and farmer-owned certified-organic flour mill sources their grains from family farms across the country, guaranteeing freshness and quality from tilth to table. Made from organic dent corn, this cornmeal has a high starch content and distinct corny texture, helping to make for excellent muffins, cornbread, fresh tortillas and more.
Callie’s Charleston Biscuits’ Cocktail Pecans
Perfectly-toasted and salted pecans fit for snacks, salads and beyond!
Housemade Apple Butter
A farmhouse favorite crafted from fresh-picked Bella Luna orchard apples, slow-cooked in a cider reduction and seasoned with brown sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon.
Fresh Organic Greens
Living Butter lettuce and Swiss chard.
Seasonal Organic Fruit & Vegetables
This week’s produce selection includes leeks, Pinto potatoes and Cremini mushrooms, plus Cara Cara oranges and Granny Smith apples.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Italian parsley and garlic from the garden at Bella Luna Farms.