Last week, the Chicago Cubs broke their 108-year championship drought. Here in Boston, we have some experience with this: who can forget the night the curse of the Bambino was reversed? Cubs fans everywhere are learning what it’s like to suddenly be winners after years of heartbreak. It's a good opportunity for us all to bask in the glory of the season, both this historic baseball series, and the delicious local produce season. Even as the weather gets colder, you will feel like a winner with the gorgeous Boston Organics produce delivered right to your door.
Crunchy, refreshing bean sprouts from Jonathan’s will be included in boxes this week. These tiny white stalks are the beginnings of Mung bean plants. They have a mild flavor and delightful, watery crunch. Mung bean sprouts' simple appearance—white stems and pale yellow leaves—masks their impressive nutritional value; they are rich in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, iron and potassium.
Bean sprouts make a great addition to any sandwich or soup, especially this simple and cozy 30-Minute Vegetarian Pho. This flavorful recipe is also a great way to highlight one of our newest add-ons: shallots from Deep Root Organic Co-Op. Shallots look like a cross between onion and garlic, with multiple little cloves connected at the base. Their flavor is a bit sweeter than a typical onion, but will still make your eyes water while chopping. Highlight the shallot’s bright flavor—and make a knock-out salad—with this recipe for Classic Vinaigrette.
The Sweetest Root
For the first time this fall, we will have rutabagas from Deep Root Organic Coop. They are especially popular in Sweden and Norway, and are sometimes called Swedes, or Swedish turnips. Rutabagas are a cross between a cabbage and a turnip, and have yellow or cream-colored flesh and a sweet flavor.
To further draw out this sweetness while celebrating the full bounty of the season, make a batch of Rutabagas with Caramelized Onions and Apples. Or if you really want to embrace this root’s natural sugars, give this Rutabaga Nutmet Cake with Brown Butter Frosting a try. You’ll be exploring a totally new side of this hearty veggie. Sweet!
Though the holiday is still a few weeks away, we find ourselves poring over recipes and assembling drafts of menus for our Thanksgiving feasts. To help make yours a snap, we have assembled a Holiday Grocery Add-Ons section. Stock up on everything you need to make your guests happy, without the hassle of pre-turkey day grocery madness. To help practice for the big day, we’re cooking Delicata Squash with Thanksgiving Stuffing this week.Have a delicious week!
This Week's Local Produce
Green Mountain Garlic
North Country Nutrition
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!