Spring into Summer
This week’s box pays homage to the best spring ingredients—baby beets, snap peas, ruby-red rhubarb—while looking forward to summer with the first of the local strawberries. Have fun experimenting in the kitchen with all the provisions for a seasonal, summery brunch: Skagit River Ranch breakfast sausages, golden wildflower honey and Sauk Farm honeycrisp apple cider, plus our housemade crème fraîche, creamy chevre cheese, almond fruit crisp topping, and of course, farmstead eggs to scramble, poach or fry as you please!
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Skagit River Ranch Breakfast Sausage
With a flavor profile that includes hints of sweet maple syrup and savory spices, this incredible breakfast sausage is 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.
Raw Wildflower Honey
Golden honey from the apiary at Robbins Honey Farm in Lakewood, Washington.
Housemade Chicken Stock
Made from roasted Bella Luna chickens, our housemade stock is simmered with carrots, onions, parsley and celery and seasoned with just a dash of sea salt.
Gruyère Cheese Bread
Made in nearby Snohomish by our favorite bakery, this freshly-baked loaf balances sweet, nutty Gruyère cheese with a light, crisp crust. Absolutely delicious toasted or re-warmed in the oven—just sprinkle with a few drops of water and bake at 350° for about 15 minutes.
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.
Château Saint Nabor Gris de Nabor Rosé 2017
This French Rosé is bright and glistening with a bouquet of red fruit aromas and honeysuckle. Light, crisp and easy drinking, it also features summery notes of wild strawberries and blueberries with mineral nuances.
Lost Peacock Creamery Chevre
Soft and spreadable, this lightly creamy chevre from the Grade-A Lost Peacock goat dairy in Olympia, Washington is a simply beautiful farmstead cheese. Crafted with just goat’s milk and sea salt, it features notes of summer pasture and bright lemon.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Busy scratching through the straw mulch in their spacious outdoor run looking for tasty bugs and worms on nice days, our heritage breed laying hens are also thoroughly enjoying a bounty of sprouting seeds and spring popweed, in turn supplying us with fresh eggs in beautiful shades of blue, green and brown.
Housemade Crème Fraîche
Crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, this rich and silky crème fraîche is delicious dolloped on a warm strawberry-rhubarb crisp, or mixed into summery salad dressings.
Almond Fruit Crisp Topping
Wonderful paired with this week’s strawberries and rhubarb, our signature fruit crisp topping is crafted from organic cane sugar, ground almonds, almond flour and sweet butter.
The first of the local strawberries have arrived!
Seasonal Organic Greens
Peppery arugula greens, Tom Thumb baby butter lettuce and frisée.
Seasonal Organic Vegetables & Fruit
This week’s produce selection also includes bok choy, baby red beets, sugar snap peas, French Breakfast radishes, scallions, yellow fingerling potatoes, plus ruby-red rhubarb and lemons.
Fresh Garden Herbs
A glorious assortment of spring herbs: Spearmint, mojito mint, rosemary, sage, thyme, green garlic and Italian parsley from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.