This August, champions will converge in a single location to demonstrate their ability to withstand the most grueling challenges of endurance. They will amaze onlookers with their grace and tenacity as they compete for the ultimate prize: to be chosen first for your dinner. The place: your Boston Organics box. The champions: the abundant fruits of New England’s local season. Grab your napkin and wave it high in support of your favorite produce, whether it is sweet, succulent watermelon, kickin’ jalapenos or some underdog competitor waiting to take you by surprise.
February is a time when we start to dream about spring. Farmers pull out seed catalogues. Potted hyacinths appear in grocery stores. The days get ever longer and brighter (even if they stay bitter cold). A special treat that hints at all the new life that start to emerge in just a few weeks can be found in Dogma boxes this week.
Pea shoots brighten this week's boxes with a burst of green. The delicious young pea plants have the faintly sweet flavor of pea pods, and are crunchy and refreshing. Farmer Deb Barrett of Allen Farms delivers the pea shoots this week. She has grown herbs, flowers and vegetables using organic methods for the last 25 years on the farm's 50 acres of fields, as well as in seven greenhouses equipped for year-round production. Several of the vegetable varieties grown at Allen Farms are rare heirloom varieties, and pains are taken to ensure soil and plant health.
The sun rises a little earlier each morning, sparking dreams of spring though we continue to hibernate through winter. This week, little balls of amber winter sun can be found in Boston Organics boxes in the form of Gold Ball turnips. These hearty roots have a slightly sweet flavor and smooth texture.
With the dawn of 2016, we're reflecting on goals and intentions for the coming year. Whether your New Year’s resolutions include eating locally or simply aiming for five fruits or vegetables, Boston Organics and our regional farm partners are here for you, to help make those commitments easy and fun.
As we transition into the new year, it's a wonderful time for reflection and gratitude. One thing we are grateful for (besides this balmy weather) is that we're still delivering a bounty of organic, colorful produce from right here in the Northeast. In fact, we're delivering produce this week for every color of the rainbow.
As the seasons change, the color palette of the fruits and vegetables that are harvested here in New England tends to, well, desaturate. But that doesn't seem to be the case this week, in large part because Atlas Farm is bringing us organic rainbow carrots for the Boston Organics Community.
It's impossible to miss the plump organic tomatoes in this week's Dogma Boxes because they're the first locally grown tomatoes we've seen in a very long time.
Topics: Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, organic carrots, organic tomatoes, Locavore, deep root organic coop, Organic Parsnips, spring produce, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, Original Boston Organics Blog
It’s not always easy to find a rainbow of color in regionally grown produce in the middle of winter. Our local offerings this week, however, contain a gorgeous medley of reds, greens, purples and oranges.
Topics: Organic Turnips, Organic Kohlrabi, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Organic Radishes, Eat Local, organic carrots, Winter moon farm, deep root organic coop, Atlas Farm, organic sunchokes, Organic Celeriac, Organic Parsnips, organic produce, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Potatoes, Organic Root Vegetables, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables
Our Local 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 and brought right to your door each week.
Topics: produce delivery, Organic Garlic, Recipes, Happy Valley Organics, Local Dogma Box, organic carrots, organic leeks, Atlas Farm, Organic Herbs, Organic Bell Peppers, organic produce, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Broccoli, summer produce, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, Original Boston Organics Blog
Our Local 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.
Topics: produce delivery, Recipes, CSA, Happy Valley Organics, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, organic carrots, Organic Non GMO Corn, boston organics, Organic Onions, Atlas Farm, organic produce, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Potatoes, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, Original Boston Organics Blog