In keeping with the warm, soulful flavors of classic Oktoberfest, this week’s lineup takes a trip to Bavaria with favorites such as smoky bratwurst links, marbled rye bread and locally-made sauerkraut. Complemented by an array of fall all-stars like Delicata squash, German Butterball potatoes, red cabbage and Brussels sprout crowns to incorporate into comforting side dishes, this box also includes farm-fresh eggs, fragrant herbs, Sauk Farm apple cider, Northwest-grown hazelnuts, and to complete this cozy and comforting feast, a selection of apples from the Bella Luna orchard—prost!
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Skagit River Ranch Bratwurst
The pampered pigs raised on this farm in Sedro-Woolley roam outdoors in certified organic pastureland to root, dig, and cavort, thriving on a diet of flaxseed, corn and wheat. This week, enjoy the all-natural pork in the ranch’s perfectly-spiced bratwurst.
Britt’s Riesling Sauerkraut
Crafted from green cabbage, sweet onion, sea salt and yes, Riesling wine, this zippy sauerkraut from Langley, Washington’s Britt’s Fermented Foods is wonderful served with this week’s Bavarian fare. (Fun fact: The first sauerkraut was actually from China and used rice wine! Sauerkraut was introduced to Europe by the Huns when they came on horseback and became a staple in German cuisine when they combined salt and water with their cabbage.)
Fresh Rye Bread
This dense, nutty loaf is baked for us by our favorite small bakery in Snohomish and is made with traditional dark rye flour, a natural sour rye starter and caraway seeds.
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.
Auspicious Chardonnay 2021
This Chardonnay shows great fruit character, finesse, and fullness of the palate with the flavors of ripe pineapple, golden apple, and Anjou pear balanced by citrus notes and a smooth, creamy finish. A crisp, light-bodied wine, it is meant to be enjoyed young on its own or with light-fare.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and green. With shorter days of fall, the girls are up with the sun to roam the outdoors where they still enjoy the warm afternoons. Bedtime is coming much earlier now, as we see them heading into their house to roost as the sun is going down.
Also known as filberts, these delicious, crunchy Northwest-grown nuts make for a wonderful addition to a green salad or tossed atop roasted vegetables!
Fresh-Picked Orchard Apples
A beautiful variety of crunchy, juicy fall apples harvested fresh from the orchard here at Bella Luna Farms.
Fresh Organic Greens
Red cabbage, Treviso radicchio and Little Gem lettuce.
Seasonal Organic Fruit & Vegetables
This week’s produce selection includes Delicata squash, German Butterball potatoes, French Breakfast radishes, broccolini, Brussels sprout crowns, heirloom tomatoes and carrots.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Fresh Italian parsley, garlic, sage and thyme from the walled garden at Bella Luna.