Your Guide to April Fruit

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Mar 31, 2017 4:25:46 PM

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. 

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, organic fruit, organic citrus

Top Recipes of 2016

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Jan 1, 2017 12:30:00 PM

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.

 

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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

Squash in the Box: Your Quick Guide to Boston Organics' Varieties

Posted by Sean Connolly on Oct 3, 2016 10:05:52 AM

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.

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Topics: Recipes, Fall Produce, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Newsletter, winter squash, Original Boston Organics Blog

Your Peachy Guide to Organic Stone Fruit

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on May 8, 2016 12:00:00 PM

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! 

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Organic Stone Fruit, Guides and Infographics

Demystifying Avocados

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Apr 24, 2016 12:57:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Original Boston Organics Blog, organic avocados

Field Guide to Organic Culinary Herbs

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Apr 10, 2016 1:00:00 PM

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.


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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, organic basil, Organic Herbs, Guides and Infographics, organic parsley, organic rosemary

When in Doubt: A Simple Guide to Organic Sprouts

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Mar 13, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Organic sprouts are a favorite garnish and sandwich-wrap filling, delightful in their crunchy and deliciously tangled way. But what exactly are they? And how are they grown? Wonder no more. We're here to help demystify this tasty ingredient. 

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Organic Sprouts, Guides and Infographics

Your Guide to Fabulous Fennel

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Feb 21, 2016 2:30:00 PM

While working at a small, diversified farm in North Carolina, a member of the Boston Organics staff gave a tour to a group of elementary school students. The farm staff offered the kids small samples of the produce that was growing in the fields, including bits of fragrant fennel fronds. After chewing on the leaves, one of the students announced “This is the best licorice ever!” Though licorice, fennel and anise are all completely different plants, they all share a bit of that distinctive “licorice” flavor. And in general, we agree with that observant youngster; fennel is pretty awesome.

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Organic Fennel, Original Boston Organics Blog

How 'Bout Them Apples: Your Quick Guide to Boston Organics' Varieties

Posted by Sean Connolly on Oct 26, 2015 8:29:35 AM

Apple season is just getting started here in New England. We will see some of the first fruits of the season this week with local McIntosh apples from Dwight Miller and Son Orchard in Dummerston, VT. As the autumn picks up, we will see an ever widening variety of apples. Study up on all the apple varieties you may find in your Boston Organics boxes, so you can make the most of this juicy, crispy and sweet time of year.

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Topics: Recipes, Fall Produce, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Newsletter, Organic Apples, Original Boston Organics Blog

Why Organic Wild Blueberries Are Actually Worth The Hype

Posted by Eric Siegel on Aug 16, 2015 11:13:00 PM

If you’re a native New Englander or longtime Boston resident, then August is probably one of your favorite months for fresh, organic fruit. Not only are juicy heirloom tomatoes ready for harvest and stone fruit at its peak, it’s also the heart of the short but spectacular wild blueberry season.

The Boston Organics Community includes some pretty talented farmers, but there are some things that nature simply does better than any human can. One such thing is growing blueberries.

We’ve had organic blueberries available as an add-on for several weeks and even had a few pints of super delicious local, organic blueberries from Dwight Miller Orchard in our boxes last month, but wild blueberries—the kind that you dreamt about as a kid—are in another league entirely.

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, organic blueberries, Newsletter, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, summer produce

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