What’s In The Box? September 1-7

Summery September
We might have turned over the page to the month of September, but the gardens continue to ripen with an abundance of late-summer gems, from luscious heirloom and cherry tomatoes to ripe, juicy melons and peaches. Also including zucchini, sweet peppers, cucumbers and Patty Pan squash, plus a beautiful bounty of herbs and greens, this week’s lineup is accented by such provisions as Pain au Levain bread, Italian olive oil and flaky sea salt, Harmony Field’s sheep’s milk feta and chicken eggs. Enjoy!

Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:

Ripe Summer Fruit

It’s summer eating at its finest this week, with ripe yellow peaches and juicy Galia melon.

Summer Tomatoes

One of the true hallmarks of summer, these tomatoes are ready to be enjoyed in all their incredibly luscious glory. This week, enjoy a beautiful selection of heirlooms, plus a mix of Sungold and black cherry tomatoes.

Piranske Soline Salt Flower

These tiny pyramid-shaped crystals come from the famous European Piran salt pans, harvested using a special webbed spatula to remove them gently from the surface of the salt fields, where they form in a thin layer. A wonderful seasoning, this world-class fleur de sel enhances the natural flavors of fresh produce.

Colli Etruschi Extra Virgin ‘Io Bio’ Olive Oil

Boasting an intense emerald green color, this beautiful Italian olive oil is produced with the Caninese variety, harvested from olive trees that average 40 years old.

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.

Soléna 2020 Pinot Gris

Always a summertime (and every other time) favorite, the bouquet of this Willamette Valley Pinot Gris opens up with notes of just-picked Asian pear and a hint of Meyer lemon zest. It’s bolstered by elements of honeysuckle and orange blossom which carry through to its crisp and refreshing palate.

Farm Fresh Eggs

As they spend lots of time outdoors in their run, our small flock of heritage breed laying hens are enjoying succulent popweed pulled from the gardens along with an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, continuing to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.

Harmony Fields Sheep’s Milk Feta

This sirene-style white brine cheese from Bow’s Harmony Fields is made from 100-percent sheep’s milk. Similar to Greek feta with a tart, lemony finish, it has a creamier texture than most feta, with a touch of saltiness that pairs perfectly with salads, pastas and crostini.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Pea shoots, cantaloupe shoots, edible Nasturtiums, mini Cegolaine lettuces, fancy salad mix and sunflower shoots.

Seasonal Organic Fruit & Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes scallions, Patty Pan summer squash, sweet mixed peppers, Shintokiwa cucumbers, Chioggia beets, zucchini, beans, Tropea onions and Russian Banana fingerling potatoes.

Sculpit

A common herb throughout Italy and Spain, but relatively unheard of in North America, sculpit has long, narrow, lance-like leaves that have a delicate, subtle flavor. It’s a touch bitter, like chicory, with a hint of something similar to tarragon, combined with the spice of arugula; enjoy!

Fresh Garden Herbs

Also fresh from the herb garden this week: Italian parsley, coriander, garlic and Genovese basil.

Mini Market Bouquet

A sweet sampling of a few of our favorite summer blooms!

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