Happy National Bike to Work Week! Here at Boston Organics, we have a handful of staff who regularly cycle to the office, and one dedicated rider who does so no matter the weather, braving rain and snow. Fortunately, neither of those is on the horizon this week; the forecast is calling for beautiful, sunny days (for the later part of the week, anyway). What better time to take your bike out for a spin? Regardless of how you choose to get around, the produce in this week’s boxes will help nourish you and inspire you to lean in to spring.
Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, organic tomatoes, Organic Stone Fruit, organic avocados, Organic Pears, Organic Herbs
It feels as though spring has finally arrived, with tons of new life in the form of blooming flowers and chirping birds and seedlings thriving at our partner farms. At Boston Organics, several staff have recently become dads, and we love hearing about their kids as they grow, change and make adorable faces. We also love hearing about what they eat, because, well, that’s what we’re about.
Fleet Manager Tom Ayling’s daughter Rose and Operations Assistant Dave Jeffery’s son Jack were born within a week of each other at the end of last summer. Nine months later, they’ve tried their first solid food, grown a few teeth and are two of our favorite produce eaters. We caught up with Tom and Dave to hear about their adventures in preparing solid food and introducing their kids to new produce items.
Spring is definitely in the air - literally. Even if you suffer from the itchy nose and eyes that come with seasonal allergies, we think that the flavorful produce in this week's boxes is bright, crunchy and fragrant enough to provide a tasty, tasty distraction. Enjoy veggies in new shapes, the beginnings of new plants or a new appreciation for sweet and juicy fruit.
In the early spring, we see signs of growth everywhere as tulips and hyacinth sprout and stretch their leaves, and blooming trees open to the sun. Though office workers may not have access to direct sunlight, you can also stretch and grow by keeping your back healthy. These are our top three tips for keeping your back happy when you have to sit at a computer for work.
The daily commute can be a drag, whether due to traffic or distance, or simply the desire to just be home already. Learning about one of our - and we hope your - favorite topics, food, will help the time fly by. There are plenty of podcasts on any number of topics, but we've assembled a list of the best food podcasts out there. We are sure that whether you want to dive deep into cooking techniques, consider the politics of bananas, get up to date on farm policy, there is a podcast for you.
On Saturday, twenty horses will compete in the Kentucky Derby in Louisville. This year's race is the 143rd annual derby; it has occurred every year since 1875. Get in the spirit of race day with the help of the produce in your Boston Organics box.
When the sun shines on our faces it suddenly seems like the world is full of wondeful new possibility. Ok, so maybe we're being a little hyperbolic... but only a little. This week, take a moment to appreciate all the possibilities contained in your Boston Organics box. From local mushrooms to brightly colored rhubarb and carrots, you will see delicious organic ingredients to use as you channel your springtime inspiration.
Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, organic rhubarb, Organic Mushrooms, organic carrots
For the first time this year, rhubarb can be found in Boston Organics boxes and as an add-on. While you may know rhubarb as something that is usually followed by "and strawberry pie", it has a a long history and an intriguing story. Read on for fascinating rhubarb facts.
Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22. There are lots of great ways that you can help support our environment this week and beyond. Throughout the week, don’t forget one of the big ways that you demonstrate your commitment to sustainability: your Boston Organics box. By choosing to buy organic, you say no to polluting synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and yes to farming practices that help promote soil and environmental health while keeping carbon in the soil. Keep yourself nourished as you take some extra steps in the spirit of Earth Day, and enjoy the bounty of your box and the planet.
Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, organic rhubarb, Organic Stone Fruit, Organic Cucumbers, Organic Sprouts
There’s a lot to celebrate this week! Whether you’re preparing for an Easter brunch, a Passover seder or simply reveling in the start of spring, we have plenty of delicious organic goodies for you to enjoy.
Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, Organic Herbs, Organic Eggplants, Organic Apples, organic beets, organic carrots, organic tomatoes