It looks like we are in for some April showers this week, and we're not just talking about the weather. An abundance of wonderful produce will arrive in this week's boxes, raining special flavors (and an opportunity to stock up on a favorite fruit) upon you. This week, get your boxes out to catch the showering produce!
All the Avocados
Can’t get enough avocados? Do you sneak them into everything from smoothies to sandwiches? This week, avocados are on sale. It's a unique chance to stock up on these velvety green fruits, and spread them with wild abandon on the next piece of toast that crosses your path. Try a sweet take on avocados with this recipe for Chocolate Avocado Pudding. If the flavor alone isn’t enough, just think of all the terrific nutrients your body will thank you for. Check out our blog for more information about this unique produce item.
Delicate pale green chives will grace some of this week’s boxes. This herb is a member of the allium family, which also includes onions and garlic. Though not quite as pungent as some of their relatives, chives do bring a fresh, oniony complement to many dishes. The part of the chive that we eat is known as a scape (think garlic scapes, if you’re familiar), a flower stem with no leaves. They are rich in vitamins A and C, and, like other alliums, are believed to improve circulation. Liven up any dish with a chive garnish, or incorporate them into the main body of a dish, as in this recipe for Garlic and Chive Mashed Sweet Potatoes. Chives also lend their flavor in this cozy seasonal recipe for Spring Dug Parsnip Chowder.
Recipes for Celebration
The season for stone fruit is starting to gear up. Several boxes this week will include peaches from Mexico. Warm up a brisk spring morning with Ginger Peach Upside Down Oat Frittata. The sunny sweet flavor of the peaches will help invite the sun into the day. Summer here we come!
If you’re looking for inspiration for a meal that's kosher for Passover, try Shakshuka, a savory and satisfying egg dish. In this unique recipe, eggs are cooked in the oven in a deliciously spicy tomato sauce. Wishing the Boston Organics Community a meaningful Passover this week.
See the table below for a complete list of this week's local produce.
This Week's Local Produce
Dwight Miller and Son Orchards
Red Fire 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!