It’s almost turkey time—and while the holiday is looking different for many of us this year, we hope to help you find comfort and joy in the kitchen with a bevy of accoutrements like Challah bread, housemade citronette and organic cranberries, plus seasonal produce like red Garnet yams, Brussels sprouts, carrots, fennel and meaty Matsutake mushrooms. Also included: More provisions to incorporate into the day’s most classic dishes, from a turkey brining kit and fresh chestnuts to locally-milled flour for your pies, plus some creative recipe ideas in case you’re in the mood to add in something new this year. Happy Thanksgiving!
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Turkey Brining Kit
Our signature dry-brine mixture is crafted from fresh farm herbs, kosher salt and aromatic spices. See this week’s recipes for full instructions on this simple and easy way to produce an incredibly juicy turkey.
Perfect for roasting and snacking on as an appetizer, or for adding into your favorite holiday stuffing, these gorgeous little chestnuts are grown and harvested by the Lazy Squirrel Nut Farm in Mount Vernon.
Cairnspring Mills Organic Edison All-Purpose Flour
This Burlington-based company is rediscovering the heart and soul of flour-making by producing small-batch, responsibly-grown flours made solely from wheat grown in the Pacific Northwest. Ground from a hard white spring wheat, this rich, nutty and buttery flour is perfect for all your Thanksgiving baking needs, from biscuits and breads to pie dough!
The all-important ingredient to help produce fluffy dinner rolls!
Baked just for us by our favorite bakery in Snohomish, this traditional-style loaf boasts a sweet, rich flavor thanks to a base of silky eggs, Shepherd’s Grain flour and a touch of sugar.
Eleven Winery Ratio Blanco 2019
This blended Washington white is bright, fruity and refreshing, with a marvelous aroma combining floral and citrus notes.
Petit Cantal Cheese
Named from the Cantal Mountains in Auvergne, the Cantal is said to be one of France’s oldest cheeses and is considered to be an ancestor to English cheddars both in appearance and flavor.
Farm Fresh Eggs
As they spend more time snug in their coop, our heritage breed laying hens are enjoying an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, continuing to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.
Light and bright with fresh-squeezed lemon, orange and grapefruit juices, this housemade vinaigrette is as lovely drizzled over roasted vegetables or sautéed greens as it is on salad greens.
Tart-sweet, ruby-red crannies to craft your own sauce, or bake with brie cheese for a tasty appetizer—see recipes for details!
Blood oranges, plus pears and apples from the orchard.
Seasonal Organic Greens
Luisa radicchio, Swiss chard, escarole and Lacinato kale.
Long-prized by the Japanese for its distinctive spicy aroma, the Matsutake can be spotted in late autumn, often popping up locally in forests especially under pine trees. A true delicacy, these meaty mushrooms are an unexpectedly-wonderful addition to Thanksgiving dressing.
Seasonal Organic Vegetables
This week’s produce selection also includes red Garnet yams, red baby potatoes, Brussels sprouts, yellow onions, carrots, fennel, leeks and Cherry Bomb peppers, plus Winter Luxury pumpkin for your holiday pies.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Sage, thyme, garlic and Italian parsley from the walled garden and hoophouse at Bella Luna Farms.