February is a time when we start to dream about spring. Farmers pull out seed catalogues. Potted hyacinths appear in grocery stores. The days get ever longer and brighter (even if they stay bitter cold). A special treat that hints at all the new life that start to emerge in just a few weeks can be found in Dogma boxes this week.
Pea shoots brighten this week's boxes with a burst of green. The delicious young pea plants have the faintly sweet flavor of pea pods, and are crunchy and refreshing. Farmer Deb Barrett of Allen Farms delivers the pea shoots this week. She has grown herbs, flowers and vegetables using organic methods for the last 25 years on the farm's 50 acres of fields, as well as in seven greenhouses equipped for year-round production. Several of the vegetable varieties grown at Allen Farms are rare heirloom varieties, and pains are taken to ensure soil and plant health.If you can manage not to eat them all straight out of the bag, pea shoots are a perfect complement to many dishes. This recipe for Breakfast Porridge with Soft Egg and Pea Shoots may be the enticement you need to get out of bed if you find it difficult to get moving in the morning after having an extra day to sleep in, er, honor the nation’s first president. The hearty grains and nutritious egg will power you through the day, while the fresh flavor of the radish and pea shoots help brighten a gray morning.
We will also receive both orange and golden carrots this week from Winter Moon Farm. Highlight these bright, nutritious roots in this warming recipe for Moroccan Carrot Soup.
This Week's Local Produce
Dwight Miller and Son Orchards
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!