There's a lot to be excited about this week: fresh succulent greens from Atlas Farms, crisp rhubarb and, our favorite, Boston Organics' new website! The new site has improved account visibility and mobile responsiveness so you can easily make adjustments—that means more time for cooking and enjoying the fruits of local season. Read on to learn more about this week's featured recipes and produce.
This week, we are thrilled to introduce our brand new website. Check out our blog post to get some pro tips on logging in to your account and adjusting your preferences and add-on orders. Ordering from Boston Organics is now even more convenient, so you can have more time for fun things like backyard soccer, river walks or sitting back and just enjoying these long, June evenings. The next time five o’clock rolls around (wherever you are), we recommend sipping The Summer Sage, a slightly sweet and refreshingly herbal celebration of the season.
Aye, there's the Rhubarb
The website isn’t the only new thing this week. Some customers will find bunches of crunchy, pinkish-green rhubarb in their boxes. This special treat comes to us from the network of farmers that form the Deep Root Organic Coop. Rhubarb is the crunchy stalk of a perennial plant, and though you should avoid eating the leaves and roots, the stems have a delightfully tart flavor. Commonly used in baking, rhubarb is also delicious when paired with chicken or fish. To preserve that June flavor (if you can keep yourself from eating jar after jar by the spoonful), try your hand at preparing some Strawberry Rhubarb Preserves.
This week we are flush with greens from Atlas Farm. Baby bok choy, collards, kale, lettuce and bunched spinach can all be found overflowing out of green boxes. Use them in recipes that put these fresh leaves at center stage, as in Romaine Salad with Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette. The kale this week is Lacinato kale, also known as Tuscan or dino kale. Lacinato has dark green surfboard-shaped leaves, and a slightly bumpy surface. Highlight its slightly sweet and bitter flavor in these recipes for Tuscan Kale with Almonds, Plums and Goat Cheese or Lacinato Kale and Ricotta Salata Salad.
See 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
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!