Fall is a season for bowls. Bowls of chips and guacamole for game day, bowls of veggies passed at family dinners and bottomless bowls of soup. Make sure you always have the ingredients on hand to fill all of your bowls with the Boston Organics produce and add-ons delivered right to your door.
Kabocha, you betcha!
This week, kabocha squash make a debut appearance in Boston Organics boxes. Kabocha look like a short, squat pumpkin, and may have either a dark green or deep orange skin. When cooked, the texture of the flesh is described as “fluffy”, resembling that of a sweet potato.
Kabocha squash is commonly used in Japanese and Korean cooking, including fried in crispy tempura and comforting Kabocha Porridge, or Hobakjuk. You can also use it wherever you might use butternut squash or pumpkin, including in sweet baking projects. With the advent of fall comes stew season, so this week we will be cooking up hearty Chorizo, Black Bean and Kabocha Squash Chili. Perfect for tailgating or just a cool evening at home, this recipe deliciously blends the spicy, smoky flavor of the chorizo with a touch of sweetness from the squash and a dash of maple syrup.
gardens of Garlic
Growing garlic is a long process that, in New England, begins in October. In order to germinate, garlic needs to experience a good frost. Farmers plant from mid October through mid November, and the cloves spend the winter nestled under a blanket of mulch, ready to sprout in the spring. Garlic is ready to harvest in July or August, when it is hung to cure for four weeks. Some of the garlic is destined to add beautiful flavor to winter dishes, while some will be used for seed for next year’s crop. (To learn more about the process of growing garlic, Green Mountain Garlic, one of our farm partners, has a detailed description on their website.)
Garlic grown on Green Mountain Garlic's Vermont farm will be included in Boston Organics boxes this week. Garlic is an important but often taken-for-granted ingredient, helping to form the base of sauces, stir fries and more. Bring garlic to the forefront with this recipe for Roasted Garlic with Thyme, or challenge your taste buds with rich Garlic Chocolate Truffles. To enjoy the full fruits of fall, roast a batch of Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Garlic aioli. (For a limited time, your favorite tiny brassicas are available as an add-on. Order a bag today!)
Stock up on smooth, creamy avocados. This week, buy two add-on avocados, get one free. (For more information about this deal, check out our grocery add-ons page.) Eat all the avocado toast you want, mash them into guacamole or eat them with a spoon. We’re also looking forward to making crisp, refreshing Alfalfa Sprout Sushi Rolls. These crunchy rolls are packed with nutrients from raw veggies, and are a snack you can feel good about wanting more and more.
This week, we will also be cooking up comforting and savory Kohlrabi and Potato Gratin. We love the combo of creamy, tender and crispy textures in this rich dish.Have a delicious week!
This Week's Local Produce
Red Fire Farm
Green Mountain Garlic
Middle Branch 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!