What’s In The Box? October 2 – 8

Autumn Brunch
Put on the coffee pot, pull out your favorite skillet and wake up to this week’s box—with smoky bacon, raisin bread and housemade preserves, plus a beautiful assortment of produce, crisp apples and farm-fresh eggs, it has everything you need to whip up a cozy breakfast to linger over with family and friends. Good morning!

Here’s what you’ll find in your box:

Skagit River Ranch Bacon

Smoky, salty and incredibly delicious, this locally-sourced bacon is also nitrate-free. The pampered pigs raised on the Skagit River Ranch in Sedro Woolley roam outdoors in certified-organic pastureland to root, dig, and cavort as only happy pigs can, thriving on a diet of flax seed, corn and wheat.

Farm & Larder Coffee Blend

Well-rounded with hints of nutty cocoa and a clean, balanced finish, our signature coffee beans are directly sourced from a small estate in South America and then roasted locally by Caffe Lusso in Redmond. To ensure each bean is perfectly toasted, Roastmaster Philip Meech finishes our custom blend in small, twenty-five pound batches on his world-class Diedrich IR-12 roasting machine.

Fresh Raisin Bread

Made with natural starter cinnamon and moist, chewy Flame raisins, this freshly-baked loaf from our favorite bakery in nearby Snohomish makes perfect toast.

Finnriver Seasonal Farmstead Cider

Finnriver Cidery is among the premier makers of Northwest apple cider, located in the Olympic Peninsula. They produce a wide variety, ranging from traditional to experimental. This bottling of Seasonal Farmstead cider is done the old-fashioned way, invoking a sense of community among the area’s local farmers. Neighboring apple growers are invited to bring over their excess crop, which is used to produce this rustic, semi-sweet drink. In return, a portion of the proceeds go back to supporting local charities. A nice drink in place of breakfast mimosas, with fruity, slightly sweet flavors, and bubbly nature.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, blue and green. With the shorter days of fall, the girls are up with the sun to roam the outdoors where they can still enjoy warm afternoons scratching up bugs and eating tasty greens and weeds we pull from the garden.

Housemade Whole Milk Yogurt

Crafted in our farmstead creamery, this luscious yogurt is made from rich whole cow’s milk. Enjoy topped with our fresh strawberry preserves.

Fresh Strawberry Preserves

Our housemade freezer-style jam is crafted in small batches from gorgeous, organic strawberries grown in Washington. To preserve the wonderful fresh flavor and color, we make this ‘uncooked’ recipe with berries, organic sugar, and pectin. (That’s it!)

Seasonal Mixed Apples

A beautiful assortment of crisp fall apples with sweet, aromatic Macoun and crunchy, mildly-tart Liberty varieties.

Organic Fruits & Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes fresh bicolor sweet corn, red radishes, French fingerling potatoes, Nelson carrots, Cylindra beets and heirloom black cherry tomatoes, plus Gatherer’s Gold peppers. (See this week’s recipes for tips on frying these gorgeous Italian peppers!)

Seasonal Organic Greens

Italian Puntarelle greens and red butter lettuce.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Fresh sage, Italian parsley, basil, silver thyme, shallots and garlic from the Walled Garden at Bella Luna Farms.

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