Your Guide to Eating a Pomegranate

Posted by Boston Organics on Sep 30, 2020 1:07:00 PM

According to ancient Greek myth, pomegranate seeds are—albeit indirectly—why we have winter. Persephone, the daughter of the goddess of fertility, Demeter, was kidnapped by Hades, god of the underworld. Before she was freed, Persephone ate seeds of a pomegranate. Because she had tasted food of the underworld, she was bound to return there for six months each year. During this time, her mother, despairing her daughter's absence, neglects to encourage the growth of plants.

As the days start to get shorter, pomegranates are coming into season, though for us eating their seeds means we get to enjoy a burst of sweet and tart flavor, and not a stint in the underworld. The technical name for the juicy seeds inside a pomegranate is aril, which refers to the thin skin and pulp that surrounds the tiny white seed itself. Once the arils have been freed from the membranes that surround them, you can eat the whole thing. 

Though the red skin of a pomegranate may seem tough and impenetrable, with a few simple tricks, you will have a wealth of ruby red seeds on hand, ready to add to smoothies, your morning granola, salads and even soups and stews (see our favorite recipes below for ideas).

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5 Fun Facts You Never Knew About Watermelon

Posted by Boston Organics on Aug 1, 2020 2:28:00 PM

Watermelons are the cream of the summer crop. Juicy and refreshing, sweet and crisp, these melons make the perfect summertime dessert, picnic snack or barbeque side. But as common as watermelons are, how well do you really know them? We often just slurp down cubes and gleefully munch the top off triangular slices on hot days. Read on to get to know this taken-for-granted summer staple.

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Topics: produce delivery, CSA, boston organics, organic watermelon

Day 06 & 07: 21-Day Racial Inequity Challenge

Posted by Boston Organics on Jun 29, 2020 1:48:58 PM

I am taking the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. Each day I will be taking time with the prompts, and I will be sharing my reflections/thoughts. I encourage our audience to take this challenge with me to start your own self-reflection journey, start understanding and building empathy for people who are not like yourself, learn more about racial inequity in our food system, and ultimately learn how we can better support the Black people in our community.

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Topics: Food Politics, boston organics, The Boston Organics Crew, Food System, Race, 21 Day Racial Inequity Challenge, Food Solutions New England, Racism

Day 05: 21-Day Racial Inequity Challenge

Posted by Boston Organics on Jun 23, 2020 12:00:00 PM

I am taking the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. Each day I will be taking time with the prompts, and I will be sharing my reflections/thoughts. I encourage our audience to take this challenge with me to start your own self-reflection journey, start understanding and building empathy for people who are not like yourself, learn more about racial inequity in our food system, and ultimately learn how we can better support the Black people in our community.

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Topics: Food Politics, boston organics, The Boston Organics Crew, Food System, Race, 21 Day Racial Inequity Challenge, Food Solutions New England, Racism

Day 04: 21-Day Racial Inequity Challenge

Posted by Boston Organics on Jun 16, 2020 2:45:00 AM

I am taking the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. Each day I will be taking time with the prompts, and I will be sharing my reflections/thoughts. I encourage our audience to take this challenge with me to start your own self-reflection journey, start understanding and building empathy for people who are not like yourself, learn more about racial inequity in our food system, and ultimately learn how we can better support the Black people in our community.

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Topics: Food Politics, boston organics, The Boston Organics Crew, Food System, Race, 21 Day Racial Inequity Challenge, Food Solutions New England, Racism

Day 03: 21-Day Racial Inequity Challenge

Posted by Boston Organics on Jun 12, 2020 2:30:00 PM

I am taking the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. Each day I will be taking time with the prompts, and I will be sharing my reflections/thoughts. I encourage our audience to take this challenge with me to start your own self-reflection journey, start understanding and building empathy for people who are not like yourself, learn more about racial inequity in our food system, and ultimately learn how we can better support the Black people in our community.

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Topics: Food Politics, boston organics, The Boston Organics Crew, Food System, Race, 21 Day Racial Inequity Challenge, Food Solutions New England, Racism

Day 02: 21-Day Racial Inequity Challenge

Posted by Boston Organics on Jun 10, 2020 9:13:40 PM

I am taking the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. Each day I will be taking time with the prompts, and I will be sharing my reflections/thoughts. I encourage our audience to take this challenge with me to start your own self-reflection journey, start understanding and building empathy for people who are not like yourself, learn more about racial inequity in our food system, and ultimately learn how we can better support the Black people in our community.

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Topics: Food Politics, boston organics, The Boston Organics Crew, Food System, Race, 21 Day Racial Inequity Challenge, Food Solutions New England, Racism

Day 01: 21-Day Racial Inequity Challenge

Posted by Boston Organics on Jun 9, 2020 4:29:59 PM

I am taking the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. Each day I will be taking time with the prompts, and I will be sharing my reflections/thoughts. I encourage our audience to take this challenge with me to start your own self-reflection journey, start understanding and building empathy for people who are not like yourself, learn more about racial inequity in our food system, and ultimately learn how we can better support the Black people in our community.

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Topics: Food Politics, boston organics, The Boston Organics Crew, Food System, Race, 21 Day Racial Inequity Challenge, Food Solutions New England, Racism

What's in the Dogma Box - May 5, 2020

Posted by Boston Organics on May 6, 2020 12:39:35 PM

Our Dogma Box includes organic fruits and vegetables sourced as close to Boston as possible throughout the year. Similar to a CSA or farm share, this box is filled with the best organic produce from local and regional farms each week.

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Topics: Organic Turnips, Red Fire Farm, Local Dogma Box, Organic Radishes, organic carrots, Jonathan's Sprouts, boston organics, Organic Onions, organic sunchokes, Organic Parsnips, Organic Chard, Organic Sprouts, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, Organic Greens, Grower & Producer, What's In The Dogma Box

What's in the Dogma Box - April 28, 2020

Posted by Boston Organics on Apr 28, 2020 9:43:42 AM

Our Dogma Box includes organic fruits and vegetables sourced as close to Boston as possible throughout the year. Similar to a CSA or farm share, this box is filled with the best organic produce from local and regional farms each week.

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Topics: Red Fire Farm, Organic Garlic, Happy Valley Organics, Local Dogma Box, organic basil, organic carrots, Organic Mushrooms, boston organics, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, Organic Greens, organic sweet potatoes, organic beets, Grower & Producer, Mousam Valley, Queen's Greens, What's In The Dogma Box, Organic lovage

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