What’s In The Box? November 21-27
It’s almost turkey time—allow us to lend a helping hand with the big meal thanks to a beautiful assortment of housemade accoutrements like our earthy mushroom duxelles, apricot mostarda, cornbread mix and buttery galette dough, plus seasonal produce including pearl onions, fingerling potatoes, yams and Crimson Topaz apples. Also included: Provisions to incorporate into the day’s most classic dishes, from a brining kit and turkey stock to fresh chestnuts and locally-milled flour for your pies. Here’s to a happy holiday!
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Turkey Brining Kit
Our signature dry-brine mixture is crafted from 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.
F&L Turkey Stock
The key to rich, flavorful gravy? Incredible stock, of course! Crafted from roasted turkeys, our intensely-flavorful broth is simmered slowly for hours with carrots, onions, parsley and celery and seasoned with a dash of sea salt and cracked black pepper.
Wild mushrooms shine in this finely chopped mixture of shallots and herbs sautéed in butter and wine. Try this lovely blend added into traditional gravy, tossed with roasted vegetables or stirred into our favorite rustic mashed potatoes (see recipes for details!).
Our housemade mix produces an old-fashioned-style cornbread with the natural sweetness of corn, making it a great base for stuffing. See this week’s recipes for our favorite version, fragrant with fresh sage and caramelized onions.
Baked just for us by our favorite bakery in Snohomish, this fresh loaf boasts a sweet, rich flavor thanks to a traditional base of silky eggs and Shepherd’s Grain flour, plus a touch of sugar.
Quinta das Arcas Arca Nova Vinho Verde
This dry, Porteguese Vinho Verde has attractive spice and crisp apple flavors, plus a mineral texture that finishes with a zing of tight acidity.
Sauk Farm Honeycrisp Apple Cider
A refreshing cider crafted from cold-pressed Honeycrisp apples grown on Sauk Farm in Concrete, Washington.
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, blue and green.
Crafted in our farmstead creamery from pasteurized organic sweet cream, our rich and silky crème fraîche adds a beautiful finishing touch to mashed potatoes.
Cairnspring Mills Valley Cream Pastry 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 Skagit Valley Cara Club wheat, this soft, silky white flour is perfect for pie dough!
Crafted from organic ingredients including all-purpose flour, sugar and organic butter, this housemade pastry dough adapted from a beloved Alice Waters recipe bakes up light and crisp, with a smooth buttery taste that pairs well with both savory and sweet applications.
Perfect for roasting, these gorgeous little chestnuts are grown and harvested by the Lazy Squirrel Nut Farm in Mount Vernon.
Set out this Italian-style spread alongside crackers and cheese for an easy appetizer.
Seasonal Organic Greens
Castelfranco radicchio and a mix of microgreens.
Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables
This week’s produce selection includes Gold Nugget carrots, Red Garnet yams, yellow fingerling potatoes, leeks, parsnips, brussels sprouts, pearl onions and sweet yellow onions, plus cranberries, Meyer lemons and pomegranates. Also included: Crimson Topaz apples, a deeply-crimson variety with a thin flesh and crisp, juicy interior. Developed in the Czech Republic, this modern disease-resistant apple traces its lineage back to several apple varieties including Vanda, Rubin, James Grieve and Golden Delicious.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Fresh Italian parsley, thyme, sage, garlic and shallots from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.