This weekend we had perfect beach weather – hot in the sun with a just-right cooling breeze. Kick off your shoes, swimsuit-up and get ready for a long summer of sand and surf. Coming home sun-swept at the end of a beach day, we're sure you'll have quite the appetite. Read on for recipes that are the perfect way to top off a beach day, including a twist on a New England favorite.
We love the salt air of the seaside, and can even wax a little nostalgic thinking about the way our skin can feel salty at the close of a long summer's day. Mostly though, all that saltiness makes us pretty thirsty. Wet your whistle with a cool, refreshing glass of blueberry-basil lemonade. The fresh and tangy flavor of berries and lemon are perfectly complemented by the sun-warmed spiciness of fresh basil from Happy Valley Organics in Whatley, MA. You could even bring along a thermos for your beach picnic.
cheer for chowder
Hotdogs, hamburgers, fish and chips and clam chowder are all popular boardwalk beach fare. If your body is craving some veggies, but you also want the best of a New England tradition, prepare a pot of Clam-Free Chowder. Oyster mushrooms are substituted for shellfish and cauliflower and cashews lend it a satisfying creaminess. You'll spoon it by the cup and the bowl!
Picnic prepMake sure you have all the ingredients you need for your summer adventures, wherever they may take you. If you have not yet, log in to the new BostonOrganics.com to view this week's box and order add-ons. With your new account, you can more easily manage your subscriptions, box type, and delivery schedule. Check out our blog for a tour of the site, and feel free to reach out with any questions!
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!