Renae Cairns

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Rise and Shine: Back to School Breakfasts

Posted by Renae Cairns on Aug 18, 2018 7:30:00 AM

We know, we know - it's not quite the end of summer yet. But with Labor Day just around the corner, we know many Boston Organics customers are starting to prepare for the impending school year and we are here to make sure everyone is ready to rise and shine for back-to-school! Your produce boxes will be full of fruits and veggies to form the base for healthy meals, and our wide selection of add-ons will help make sure you have everything you need without the hassle of the grocery store.

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Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, organic tomatoes, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Organic Bell Peppers, Organic Squash

Got culture? It's time for the 2018 Fermentation Festival!

Posted by Renae Cairns on Aug 10, 2018 10:49:40 AM

Join Boston Organics at this year’s Fermentation Festival at the Boston Public Market on Sunday, August 26th! This free festival will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with a complete schedule of events entirely dedicated to all things fermented. There will be a diverse collection of experts on hand to answer your fermentation questions and to share their knowledge and experience, including brewers, scientists, chefs, microbiologists, entrepreneurs, and writers.

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Topics: Community Events, fermentation

Thanking the hands that feed us

Posted by Renae Cairns on Jul 26, 2018 2:21:22 PM

Last week we shared a bit about what a local and sustainable food system means to us and farmers and farm workers are the bedrock of that supply chain. We want to take some time to celebrate and appreciate many of the growers and farm teams that allow us to do the work that we do and to enjoy some of the most delicious organic produce in the region. 

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Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Organic Dandelions, Organic Bell Peppers, organic corn

What is a food system, anyway?

Posted by Renae Cairns on Jul 21, 2018 4:00:00 PM

We’re getting into peak season for local produce here at Boston Organics. Our strong network of growers are increasing their availability each week with exciting new items populating our produce boxes like eggplant, hot peppers, and heirloom tomatoes. As we enter this time of year, we’d like to take a step back and share what it means to us to work within a sustainable and locally-based food system.

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Topics: Food Politics, Community, Local Season, Boston, Food System

Your Fourth of July Menu

Posted by Renae Cairns on Jun 28, 2018 2:45:31 PM

This Fourth of July make veggies the star of your backyard barbecue! With lots of local produce items going out in this holiday week’s boxes, we’ve created a delicious Fourth of July menu to not only satisfy your family and friends but also utilize your Boston Organics’ fruits and vegetables.

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Topics: Recipes, holidays, fourth of July, grilling, barbeque, salad

Reflections on the Community Food Systems Conference

Posted by Renae Cairns on Mar 1, 2018 11:12:31 AM
At the close of 2017, I was fortunate enough to attend the Community Food Systems Conference held here in Boston. Nearly 600 farmers, policy makers, economists, students, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs and organizers gathered for this three-day event to consider what a truly sustainable food system might look like.
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Topics: Healthy Office

What is a golden nugget mandarin?

Posted by Renae Cairns on Feb 6, 2018 11:03:52 AM

Winter is in full swing so that means it is peak citrus season. Citrus fruits like oranges and mandarins are at their sweetest and juiciest. Many of next week’s boxes will highlight golden nugget mandarins—a later maturing variety that is known for being easy to peel and for its sweet taste and notably bumpy skin.

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Topics: organic hechiya persimmon

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