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, Local Season, Food System, Community, Boston

Fresh From the Farm: Conquering Kohlrabi

Posted by Coley Ward on Sep 18, 2017 10:17:54 AM

This week's box features some veggies you know and love, like broccoli and potatoes, and at least one item (kohlrabi) that might have a few folks scratching their heads. Never fear. We've got a few outside the box ideas to turn both the familiar and unfamiliar into something fantastic. 

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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 Leafy Greens, Organic Cucumbers, Local Season, Organic Kohlrabi, Organic Broccoli

Fresh From the Farm: Viva los tomatillos!

Posted by Miles Douglass on Sep 11, 2017 9:40:46 AM

We may be moving into fall but that doesn’t mean that we are no longer getting new items from all of our wonderful farm partners.  We are in that perfect time where we get to enjoy the end of summer produce and the beginning of a whole new crop of vegetables. We are happy that we have wrapped up another successful summer here and are very excited to head into fall and see all the new items that we have to look forward to all fall.

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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 Leafy Greens, Organic Cucumbers, organic blueberries, Local Season

Fresh From the Farm: Seasons Turning

Posted by Miles Douglass on Sep 4, 2017 9:53:14 AM

We are beginning to wind down the summer vegetable season. We have had a great summer in terms of the amazing produce that we have been able to offer. As we look ahead to fall (see last year's fall produce guide), let's take a moment to savor some of our summer favorites, like fennel, tomatoes, green beans and plums.

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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 Leafy Greens, Organic Cucumbers, organic blueberries, Local Season

Fresh From the Farm: Summer finale

Posted by Miles Douglass on Aug 28, 2017 7:43:13 AM

August may be coming to an end but that does not mean that there isn’t still time to take advantage of all the amazing summer produce that we still have available this week. There are so many wonderful farm partners that we are so lucky to work with and the ending of one season and the beginning of another is a time to be grateful for the partnerships that we have while also getting excited about the wonderful produce to come.

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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 Leafy Greens, Organic Cucumbers, organic blueberries, Local Season

Fresh From the Farm: Peppers. Peaches and more

Posted by Miles Douglass on Aug 21, 2017 12:15:13 PM

Just because we are well into the month of August doesn’t mean that we are not still receiving new produce items from local farms on a weekly basis. This month we’ve got local, organic peaches, courtesy of Dwight Miller and Sons Orchard in Dummerston, Vermont.

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Topics: Recipes, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, Local Season, organic peaches, Organic Garlic, organic peppers

Fresh From the Farm: Produce Rainbow

Posted by Miles Douglass on Aug 14, 2017 9:48:08 AM

They often say that before the food gets to our mouths that we eat with our eyes. All summer we have been talking about the many different local greens but now we get to talk about some different colors, blue, orange, red and yellow. These colors will be highlighted by the new and exciting local fruits and vegetables we have this week.  Local vegetables have been very exciting so far this summer and they continue to be. This week also get to see an increase in number of local fruit that will be on display in many of the boxes and available as an add on.

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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 Leafy Greens, Organic Cucumbers, organic blueberries, Local Season

Fresh From the Farm: Game of Produce

Posted by Miles Douglass on Aug 7, 2017 8:47:23 AM

We truly love the long summer here at Boston Organics, and not just because of the beautiful weather and enjoying all of the fun things to do around the city, or even the return of our staff's favorite television series. Summer is when we get to really showcase all the amazing farms that we have alliances with. Unlike the characters in Game of Thrones we dont have to fear that winter is coming just yet, so lets continue to enjoy the fruits of our long summer. Much like the airing of a new episode of Game of Thrones every week we get excited for the weekly deliveries from our farm partners.

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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 Leafy Greens, Organic Cucumbers, organic blueberries, Local Season

Purchaser's Corner: Summer 2017

Posted by Kelly Scott on Jul 2, 2017 12:20:00 PM

Welcome to the Purchaser’s Corner! Here you’ll find periodic updates from our Purchasing Manager on what’s new and exciting from our farm partners, as well insight into the world of our farmers.

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Topics: Organic Greens, Atlas Farm, Boston Organics Community, Eat Local, Local Season, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables

Pro Canning Tips For Preserving Summer Flavor

Posted by Kelly Scott on Jun 18, 2017 3:32:00 PM

June is the unofficial start of canning season in New England.  If you’ve never tried canning your own jams, preserves, or pickles before, there are lots of great resources online to help you get started in preserving the fleeting bounty of the spring and summer seasons.  My favorite canning blogger is Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars, who has a very helpful Canning 101 series that covers all of the basics of preserving your own fruits and vegetables. 

For those of you who are already familiar with the ways of the canning pot, I’ve assembled some tips to make you a pro of putting up.

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Topics: Boston Organics Community, Eat Local, Local Season, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, Recipes, Organic Cucumbers, Organic Stone Fruit, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, organic produce recipes

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