From outdoor movies to beach outings to hikes to cookouts, summer can be a bustle of activity. All that fun can be exhausting! This week, we’re here with foolproof summer comfort food recipes to help you feel nourished so you can keep having fun. In your helter-skelter summer swelter, feel free to dream of cooler days with this hearty–but not too hearty–fare.
Throughout the year, Boston Organics’ network of farm partners supplies us with fresh, local produce. We are grateful for all of these relationships. One special star of the summer local season is Atlas Farms, which keeps the Boston Organics Community in summer squash, poblano peppers, fennel and more greens than you can shake a stick at. We have worked with Atlas for more than ten years, and look forward to continue to collaborate to strengthen our regional food system.
Watermelons are the cream of the summer crop. Juicy and refreshing, sweet and crisp, these melons make the perfect summertime dessert, picnic snack or barbeque side. But as common as watermelons are, how well do you really know them? We often just slurp down cubes and gleefully munch the top off triangular slices on hot days. Read on to get to know this taken-for-granted summer staple.
This August, champions will converge in a single location to demonstrate their ability to withstand the most grueling challenges of endurance. They will amaze onlookers with their grace and tenacity as they compete for the ultimate prize: to be chosen first for your dinner. The place: your Boston Organics box. The champions: the abundant fruits of New England’s local season. Grab your napkin and wave it high in support of your favorite produce, whether it is sweet, succulent watermelon, kickin’ jalapenos or some underdog competitor waiting to take you by surprise.
Though it looks like the heat wave may be breaking, there is still plenty of summertime left. Keep yourself cool and refreshed throughout the season, whether or not your office is air-conditioned to your taste. Read our top four favorite ways to embrace summertime heat, take a mini-vacation at your desk and make the most of the season in the office.
We may think of winter as the season for movies, when the news is abuzz with Oscar speculation. But during the summer months, Boston offers free outdoor movies that are almost as abundant as delicious local greens. You can catch anything from Zootopia to Raiders of the Lost Ark all across town, from the Hatch Shell to Assembly Row. Make sure you have everything you need for your sunset movie picnic by getting it delivered right to your door. Don’t forget the popcorn!
In these dog days of summer, we definitely find ourselves thinking about crawling into a hammock in the shade for a nap, especially when the long days are can be so full of play and activity. Whether or not you’re taking time away from work, there are plenty of ways to give yourself a mini vacation and invite some fun and whimsy into your summer—from cocktail hour snacks to frozen treats—all incorporating produce and groceries delivered right to your door.
Tomorrow night, July 19th, we celebrate the Buck Moon, which is the full moon that occurs the time of year when male deer begin growing antlers. The moon is also described as the Thunder Moon since it appears in the height of summer thunderstorm season. In keeping with the mid-summer theme, boxes this week will be booming with a bounty of produce, many of which are being harvested from right here in New England.
Organic fruits and veggies thrive in the warm summer sun. Just as the occasional rainstorm helps these plants reach their full potential, this guide will help you take full advantage of the splendid summer harvests.
Folks who made the leap with us from the old website are familiar with our former No List, which allowed customers to let us know which produce items they didn't want so we could replace them with something they did.
We've taken the No List to the next level with the My Preferences page. This feature allows you to rate each kind of produce we might deliver so that when we need to swap out a produce item you don't want, we can exchange it for something you're really going to like.
While preferences help us make smart swaps, they are not used to create a completely customized box for you. Our model is based on a handful of box types that are carefully curated by our Produce Buyers. Preferences help us make sure your specific box won't contain items you don't want.