This time of year is a time for gatherings; family and friends come together to feast and celebrate the joy in all our lives. As we do throughout the year, Boston Organics is gathering the best of the region's produce, connecting our customers with a network of terrific farmers. This week, we're celebrating with a selection of hearty local fruit and vegetables.
This week, Michael Docter of Winter Moon Farm in Hadley, MA, will bring us Daikon radishes. Commonly used in Japanese cooking, these carrot-shaped veggies live up to their name, which translates to "large root." Delicious raw, cooked or pickled, this versatile vegetable will be a welcome addition to any meal. If you're looking for a simple, nourishing supper in this busy time, we recommend this recipe for Simmered Chicken with Daikon.
Boxes this week will also feature rosemary from Happy Valley Organics. Rosemary is a woody perennial plant, an evergreen native to the Mediterranean region. This fragrant herb is full of nutrients, ranging from Vitamin A to manganese. Long associated in folklore with remembrance, it might even come in handy at your next holiday get together for recalling your second cousin's spouse's name!
Speaking of holiday gatherings, many of the contents of this week's Dogma box come together beautifully in this receipe for Rosemary Roasted New England Roots. Warming and flavorful, this dish is a perfect root reunion!
This Week's Local Produce
Dwight Miller and Son Orchards
All of the fruits and vegetables we deliver are grown without synthetic pesticides and are USDA certified organic. Interested in receiving produce that's both organic and locally sourced all year round? Check out our Local Dogma Box.
Similar to a CSA or farm share, our Local Dogma Box is filled with the best organic produce from local and regional farms and brought right to your door each week. It's the easiest way to eat like a locavore!