Happy National Bike to Work Week! This week, bicycle commuters, including a few Boston Organics employees, will celebrate the many benefits of cycling. If you see our cargo bike driver on the road, be sure to give him an extra friendly wave as he delivers your produce. Boxes this week are full of colorful produce, rivaling the brightest fluorescent bike attire. As the weather keeps getting better, we’re sure we’ll see more and more cyclists on the road. We want to keep all members of the Boston Organics Community powered up, regardless of how they choose to get around.
If you’re looking for an idea for a simple dinner after playing outside all afternoon, check out our recipe for Stromboli Three Ways. Filling a delicious pizza dough with savory fillings like spinach and feta or mushrooms and onions makes for a satisfying and quick meal. And it’s easily adaptable so you can use whatever organic produce you have on hand. Slice into pinwheels and roll on!
Sweet and savory
We see wheels everywhere this week, on the road and in our green boxes. Thickly slice a Vidalia onion into rings to make Grilled Vidalia Onion and Peach Salad. The onions will roll onto the grill in their excitement to be transformed into this sweet and savory dish (and with the first bite, you’ll want to pop a wheelie too). Vidalia onions are a special, heavily regulated onion variety. Though other onions may be sweet, onions bearing the name Vidalia can only be grown in Georgia. Check out our blog to learn more about these special bulbs.
Grow big or grow home
According to the league of American Bicyclists, the number of bike commuters in Boston has increased by 122% since 1990. While an impressive stat, that’s not the only thing growing this week. Potted basil plants from Happy Valley Organics are now available as add-ons. Basil is one of our favorite herbs, and what could be better than having a limited supply right in your kitchen windowsill?! (Not to mention just brushing the leaves will make your home smell divine.) If you’re nervous about your basil-nurturing abilities, our blog has a beginners guide to keeping basil plants alive. No specialty equipment or padded shorts required.
As the days get warmer, you may find yourself looking for a refreshing drink, that’s bright and sparkling as the chirp of a bicycle bell. Homemade grapefruit ginger soda is the perfect way to slake your thirst on a cool May evening. Raise a glass to the sun's arrival!
See the table below for a complete list of this week's local produce.
This Week's Local Produce
Dwight Miller and Son Orchards
Deep Root Organic Coop
Red Fire Farm
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!