Eat Your Veggies
From Red Kuri squash and Asian pears to orange cauliflower and heirloom Ozette fingerling potatoes, this week’s lineup highlights the beautiful vegetables of fall, plus accoutrements like our preserved lemon-olive tapenade and truly-colorful Nootka Rose garlic to help you enjoy these veggies in all their glory. Also included in this autumnal feast: Cream cheese-filled pumpkin loaf, a crispy baguette, smooth Italian red wine and farm-fresh eggs. Enjoy!
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Ozette Fingerling Potatoes
The Ozette, also known locally as Makah Ozette or Anna Cheeka’s Ozette, is the oldest variety of potato grown in the Pacific Northwest region. This petite heirloom fingerling was grown for over two centuries by the Makah tribe native to Washington before being “rediscovered” in the late 1980s. Today, it enjoys distinction as a member of Slow Food’s Ark of Taste, a living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods that are facing extinction in our modern age.
Preserved Lemon-Olive Tapenade
Our housemade tapenade is crafted from Castelvetrano olives seasoned with fresh herbs, grassy, high-quality olive oil and house-made preserved lemons from our very own Meyer lemon trees. Enjoy it with sliced baguette bread or tossed with roasted fall vegetables!
Spiced Pumpkin Loaf
A true taste of the season, this fragrant spiced pumpkin loaf is accented by a luscious cream cheese filling.
Baked just for us by a small bakery in nearby Snohomish, this classic French loaf has a wonderfully crisp crust.
Cantine Povero Contrada Maestra Barbera d’Asti 2018
This smooth Italian red features aromas of cranberry, cherry and leather with notes of strawberry on the finish—an excellent drinking wine for a crisp fall evening!
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. Bedtime is coming much earlier now, as we see them heading into their house to roost as the sun is going down.
Beautifully-ripe Hosui Asian pears from Tonnemaker orchards.
Seasonal Organic Greens
Mesclun salad mix and Treviso radicchio.
Seasonal Organic Vegetables
This week’s produce selection also includes Italian eggplant, orange cauliflower, Hakurei turnips, parsnips, leeks and Red Kuri squash.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Italian parsley from the walled garden at Bella Luna, as well as Nootka Rose garlic, a Northwest heirloom strain with streaked-red cloves and solid red tips that boasts wonderfully-strong flavor!