With dewy mornings and darker evenings, the subtle shifting of the seasons seems to be well underway here in the Northwest. The gardens are thus towing the line between summer and fall with the continuation of favorites like melons, blueberries, Thai basil and edible flowers alongside the arrival of such fall highlights as locally-grown corn, Jimmy Nardello peppers and the cooler-weather-loving greens. This week’s lineup includes all the aforementioned produce as well as sliced multigrain bread, farm-fresh eggs and a crisp apple Verjus from Sauk Farms; here’s to enjoying the best of both worlds this week!
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Gorgeous Charentais melon and freshly-picked blueberries.
A mixture of bright and cheery blooms to add color and spice to your salads this week! Also included in the mix: Nigella, a romantic, feathery bloom also known by the name “love-in-a-mist”. Flowers are usually many different shades of blue, but there are also white, pink and burgundy flowered forms. Both the flowers and unusual seed head look wonderful in flower arrangements, and the flower is edible.
Sliced Multigrain Bread
Crafted in nearby Snohomish by our favorite bakery, this healthy freshly-baked loaf is made with locally-milled Shepherd’s Grain flour and seven different whole grains, plus a hint of honey and toasted sunflower seeds.
Sauk Farm Apple Verjus
Made from 100-percent organic, unripe green apples grown on Sauk Farm in Concrete, Washington, this Verjus is an acidic, low-sugar vinegar substitute that can be used to poach fish and meat, or mixed into sauces, salad dressings and even, your next cocktail.
Côté Mas Syrah-Grenache Sud de France
This lovely red blend features intense, fruity notes of ripe black fruits, black currant and a touch of licorice. Smooth and soft, with flavors of concentrated and ripe berries and a touch of licorice, it is best served slightly chilled.
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.
Seasonal Organic Greens
Spicy salad mix, Cherokee lettuce and peppery arugula.
Seasonal Organic Fruit & Vegetables
The late summer splendor continues! This week’s produce selection also includes sweet corn, Romano beans, Jimmy Nardello peppers, Poblano peppers, green beans, cucumbers and purple carrots, plus Sun Gold and heirloom tomatoes.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Thai basil from the herb garden at Bella Luna, plus sweet Italian basil, garlic, thyme and Italian parsley