Visiting Our Local, Organic Farmers - August 2019

Posted by Boston Organics on Sep 16, 2019 7:05:00 AM

We know you value organic produce for the benefits it has both on your health and the environment. But as a busy Bostononian, you might not have time to visit the source -- the farms. At Boston Organics, we also value transparency in the supply chain and make sure that the food you eat comes from truly sustainable operations.

Every season we like to visit growers that are a part of our network. Not only does this help maintain our strong working relationships, but it also gives us an opportunity to ask questions and see how they continue to make positive changes on their farms.

Earlier this summer, we sent a few members of the Boston Organics Crew to western Massachusetts for a few of these visits. Here’s how our day went.

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Topics: Organic Compost, know your farmer, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, mi tierra, Organic Farmers, Winter moon farm, Fresh From the Farm, know your farm, Atlas Farm, summer produce, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, The Kitchen Garden, Farms, Grower & Producer

Why Organic Wild Blueberries Are Actually Worth The Hype

Posted by Boston Organics on Jul 31, 2019 3:00:00 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, 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

Mi Tierra: A Tale of Tortillas & Tenacity

Posted by Boston Organics on Apr 23, 2019 4:08:00 PM

Mi Tierra’s organic corn tortillas may be made with only three ingredients, but there’s a lot more to them than just corn, water, and lime. Jorge Sosa’s tortillas are a symbol of the modern American dream, undeniable – and delectably edible – proof that a community of caring individuals and socially responsible businesses can persevere in the face of tragedy.

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Topics: Newsletter, mi tierra, Organic Farmers, Winter moon farm, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Non GMO, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, miscellaneous, Original Boston Organics Blog

Catching up with Atlas Farm at the 2019 Local Food Trade Show

Posted by Boston Organics on Mar 26, 2019 4:30:00 PM

In early March, Jeff, Jill, and Caroline went to the SBN's 8th Annual Local Food Trade Show event held at Northeastern University. The Local Food Trade Show is designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in Massachusetts.

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Topics: know your farmer, Newsletter, Organic Farmers, know your farm, organic produce, Non GMO, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, winter, Farms

Connect and Eat Local!

Posted by Boston Organics on Mar 25, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Check out these local Boston Food events! The Boston Organics team has compiled a list of local events hosted by organizations we support for you to connect with like-minded individuals. 

Boston Organics believes it is in everyone’s best interest to build a strong regional network of growers, distributors and retailers, and we think it's great that more and more people are getting on board with the local movement.

Building a healthy food system isn't a one-(wo)man job and requires constant communication between organizations. We put together this list of local events so you can collaborate, connect, and contribute to the local food system too! Check out these Spring events!

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Topics: Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Community Events, boston organics, Community, The Boston Organics Crew, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, Original Boston Organics Blog, Food System, sustainability, Farms, FDA

Reflections on the Real Organic Project Symposium

Posted by Boston Organics on Mar 18, 2019 7:00:00 AM

written by Jill Banach, Produce Purchasing

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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

Happy Pi Day!

Posted by Boston Organics on Mar 11, 2019 9:45:00 AM

It’s almost 3.141592… Day! Also known as Pi day! Every year, on 3/14, we celebrate π - the mathematical constant; but eating pie is 3.14 times better than calculating areas or crunching equations. Pi kid you not, our pie recipes will blow your mind! Whether you’re in the mood for sweet, savory, tart, creamy or a little boozy – we got you covered. In addition, we’ve included some basic tips to make sure every pie you make is πRFECT!

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Topics: Vegetarian and Vegan Food, Recipes, Organic Kohlrabi, Newsletter, boston organics, Organic Onions, Organic Parsnips, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Organic Strawberries, Original Boston Organics Blog, organic sweet potatoes, organic recipes, pumpkin, holidays, pie recipes, pi day

No More S’mores: Healthy Camping the Way Nature Intended

Posted by Boston Organics on Mar 3, 2019 10:05:00 AM

Camping is full of contradictions that somehow make a lot of sense. For example:

  • The farther you get from civilization, the closer you feel to the people you’re with.
  • The earlier you wake up, the more energy you seem to have.
  • The more serene it is, the more alive you feel.

But there’s one part of camping that just doesn’t add up. We go into the woods to clear our minds and fill our lungs with clean air, but then we fill our stomachs with candy bars and hot dogs. After going through all this trouble to connect to nature, why is traditional camping food so processed and unhealthy?

It doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, it’s relatively easy to eat healthy food when camping, as long as you’re conscious about it and plan ahead. Here are a few tips to help you eat healthy in the great outdoors. Scroll down to find our sample menu for a weekend camping trip.

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Topics: Newsletter, Meal Planning, Guides and Infographics

Purchaser's corner - week 09

Posted by Boston Organics on Feb 25, 2019 10:07:23 AM

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

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Topics: know your farmer, Newsletter, Organic Farmers, know your farm, organic produce, Non GMO, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, winter, Farms, Purchaser's Corner

5 Best Basic Basil Facts & Recipes

Posted by Boston Organics on Jan 9, 2019 10:47:45 AM

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.

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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

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