written by Jill Banach, Produce Purchasing
Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Newsletter, Organic Farmers, boston organics, Community, The Boston Organics Crew, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, Original Boston Organics Blog, Food System, sustainability, Farms, FDA, Purchaser's Corner
Love basil? Search recipes, learn about it's nutritional value, and storage tips! Read more.
Nothing compares to the aroma of fresh basil, finely chopped on a wooden cutting board. There's something in that fragrance that screams authenticity.
Topics: produce delivery, Recipes, Happy Valley Organics, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, organic basil, Newsletter, boston organics, organic produce, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, miscellaneous, Original Boston Organics Blog
Radishes are one of the hardiest vegetables known to man. Radishes grow quickly, suffer from relatively few pests or diseases, and you can harvest and eat almost the entire plant.
It's late summer which means the days are getting a little bit shorter and the nights are getting a little bit cooler. What this also means is that a plethora of pepper varieties are reaching their full maturity, turning into their ultimate color destiny and finding themselves in many Boston Organics' produce boxes! To celebrate peak pepper season we created The Boston Organics Pepper Guide. Check it out!
With the beginning of a new month, we are excited to introduce some exciting new fruit. Though at first they may seem familiar, they are quite special and rare. We are lucky to have a direct supply so that we can include them in upcoming Boston Organics boxes.
There's no doubt about it, the Boston Organics Community sure ate well in 2016. Our farm partners and other suppliers kept us in fresh fruits and vegetables all year long, and it was a joy to see the shift from citrus and root crops in the winter to tomatoes and stone fruit in the summer, and to enjoy all the delicious produce in between.
To start 2017 off on the right foot, we decided to share our top-clicked recipes of the past year, to offer the opportunity to reprise tasty favorites or to find new inspiration for the year ahead.
Topics: Recipes, Fall Produce, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Newsletter, organic carrots, organic kale, Organic Mushrooms, winter squash, organic sunchokes, Organic Herbs, Organic Potatoes, Original Boston Organics Blog, organic sweet potatoes, organic beets
Summer is winding down and while that might trigger anxiety about the inevitable blizzards and subsequent MBTA delays ahead, there's some good news: squash season is upon us. Study up on all the squash varieties you may find in your Boston Organics boxes, so you can make the most of these versatile vehicles of flavor.
Stone fruit has an element of nostalgia, bringing to mind memories of sweet, sticky hands on a hot summer day—picking through pint containers of little yellow-orange fruit at the farmers’ market and popping open vats of aromatic preserves put by for colder times. Luckily, we don’t have to wait until peak summer in New England to enjoy organic stone fruit season!
In many ways, avocados defy characterization. Though often thought of as a fruit, they are most commonly eaten in a savory context, whether as a smiley green garnish or as guacamole. Their creamy texture makes them a perfect condiment to spread on toast. No matter how you prefer to consume your organic avocados, we’re here to go beneath the peel of this beloved enigma.
Fresh organic herbs are easy to enjoy on their own, with their leaves of many shapes and sizes, and distinct fragrances that make you want to walk around with a bundle tied to your nose. But it can be hard to keep track of them all, and to figure out how to use them while the tender leaves are still fresh. Boston Organics is here to help you keep these flavorful plants straight so you can use them with ease.