Spice Things Up
Perk up those taste buds with this week’s box, which comes complete with locally-made, hand-pressed tortillas, buttery Mayocoba beans and tamales crafted with tender, slow-cooked chicken in fragrant mole sauce. Also starring fresh, seasonal produce such as sweet corn, heirloom tomatillos, Poblano chile peppers, limes and Watermelon radish to serve in some stunning sides (see recipes for ideas!), as well as Medjool dates, kiwi berries, farm-fresh eggs and escarole greens, this Southwest-style box is absolutely packed with flavor. Enjoy!
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Patty Pan Cooperative Wholegrain Flour Tortillas
The locally-made, hand-pressed tortillas from this Shoreline-based worker-owned coop are crafted from just four stellar ingredients: Olive oil, salt, water and organic flour from Cairnspring Mills located in the Skagit Valley.
Chicken Mole Tamales
Also from Patty Pan Cooperative, these tamales feature heirloom, white corn masa imported from smallholder farms in Oaxaca, Mexico, as well as tender chicken that is slow-cooked in housemade mole sauce spiced with cinnamon and cacao. Just steam, and then enjoy!
Pain au Levain Bread
This slightly-nutty, slightly-sweet sourdough loaf embodies country-style French baking with a chewy crust and light, airy interior. Baked just for us at a small bakery in Snohomish, this traditional Pain au Levain is crafted using the bakery’s own sourdough starter.
Château de La Font du Loup Côtes du Rhône
Red and black fruits greet the nose along with lavender floral notes in this medium-bodied red fresh with silky smooth tannins. Black cherry liqueur, ripe black plum and black raspberry flavors linger as the wine exhibits considerable elegance and finesse.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and green. With the 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.
Alvarez Farms Peruvian Mayocoba Beans
Cultivated by a 2nd generation family farm in Mabton, Washington, these dried beans also known as peruano, canary, maicoba or Mexican yellow beans are delicate and mild in flavor, and buttery in texture.
Native to Morocco, Medjool dates offer a sweet, caramel taste and chewy texture. Fun fact: They were originally only eaten by royalty and are sometimes referred to as “the fruit of kings”!
Fresh Organic Greens
Escarole and mixed microgreens.
Limes, organic Navel oranges and smooth, grape-sized kiwi berries from Burnt Ridge Nursery.
Seasonal Organic Fruit & Vegetables
This week’s produce selection also includes Poblano chili peppers, sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes, celery, bunching green onions, Oaxacan heirloom tomatillos, Walla Walla sweet onions, Delicata squash and Watermelon radish.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Parsley, cilantro, thyme, Oaxacan oregano and mint from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms, plus papalo, an aromatic herb native to Mexico with a flavor reminiscent of cilantro and arugula.