What’s In The Box? May 9-15

Mother’s Day Brunch
Show Mom some love this weekend with a fresh and easy brunch highlighted by Shiitake mushrooms, endive frisée, asparagus, French Breakfast radishes, juicy mandarins and more. Serve up these seasonal favorites alongside a housemade frittata, English-style bacon rashers, and whatever else you’ve decided to whip up from a roster that includes our silky crème fraîche, rich duck eggs, and fragrant herbs like chives and parsley, all while Mom sits back and relaxes with a cup of locally-roasted coffee. Cheers!
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:

Housemade Frittata

Crafted in our farmhouse kitchen, this beautiful dish marries beautiful spring ingredients with creamy eggs from our heritage breed laying hens. Rustic yet refined, it is a wonderful addition to your Mother’s Day brunch. To serve, just bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the top of the gratin is golden brown.

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.

Pain au Levain Bread

This slightly-nutty, slightly-sweet sourdough bread epitomizes French country-style baking with a chewy crust and light, airy interior. Baked by our favorite bakery in Snohomish, this traditional Pain au Levain is crafted using the bakery’s own sourdough starter.

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.

Villa Loren Pinot Grigio

Made from Valpolicella grapes in Veneto, Italy, this boutique wine boasts a light straw yellow color with greenish reflections, coupled with a fruity aroma that features enticing floral notes and tropical scents. Extremely well-balanced, it has a refreshing and crisp taste that lingers on the palate; enjoy!

Farm Fresh Eggs

As they spend more time outdoors in the sunny weather, 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.

Duck Eggs

With near-transparent egg whites and color-rich oversize yolks, these local duck eggs are a chef’s dream, lending flavorful appeal to a variety of dishes.

Housemade Crème Fraîche

This rich and silky crème fraîche is crafted by our in-house farmstead creamery, Bellsong, from pasteurized organic sweet cream.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Gorgeous endive frisée.

Baby Shiitake Mushrooms

With their curled umbrella-shaped caps and tender stalks, Shiitake mushrooms release a garlic-pine aroma when cooked and are beloved for their rich, earthy flavor.

Seasonal Organic Produce

This week’s produce selection also includes white spring onions, French Breakfast radishes and asparagus.

Fresh Fruit

Gold Nugget mandarins and Cara Cara oranges.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Chives and parsley from the walled garden at Bella Luna.

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