For many of us, midsummer is a time for relaxing. Whether you are lucky enough to take a week-long vacation, a long weekend at the Cape or taking it easy on a Wednesday evening, the fresh, flavorful produce in your Boston Organics box this week - and all the recipes you can prepare with it - will be sure to help you lighten up.
Topics: Recipes, Organic Cabbage, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Cucumbers, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, Organic Leafy Greens, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, organic avocados
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.
Topics: Recipes, Boston Organics Community, Eat Local, organic produce recipes, Organic Cucumbers, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Local Season, Organic Stone Fruit, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables
Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22. There are lots of great ways that you can help support our environment this week and beyond. Throughout the week, don’t forget one of the big ways that you demonstrate your commitment to sustainability: your Boston Organics box. By choosing to buy organic, you say no to polluting synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and yes to farming practices that help promote soil and environmental health while keeping carbon in the soil. Keep yourself nourished as you take some extra steps in the spirit of Earth Day, and enjoy the bounty of your box and the planet.
Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Cucumbers, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, Organic Sprouts, Organic Stone Fruit, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, organic rhubarb
Throughout the year, Boston Organics’ network of farm partners supplies us with fresh, local produce. We are grateful for all of these relationships. One special star of the summer local season is Atlas Farms, which keeps the Boston Organics Community in summer squash, poblano peppers, fennel and more greens than you can shake a stick at. We have worked with Atlas for more than ten years, and look forward to continue to collaborate to strengthen our regional food system.
Happy Independence Day! We here are Boston Organics are celebrating with so much local produce from our regional farm partners. However you choose to spend the 4th of July, we hope you have a fun, safe and most importantly, delicious holiday.
April is National Poetry Writing Month. We here at Boston Organics are partial to rhyme and alliteration, and employ these and other devices freely as we wax poetic about our favorite subject: organic fruits and veggies.
You’ll see our vans trundling round city blocks,
Bearing the fruits of vines and beanstalks.
Such wonderful loot,
Lots of veggies and fruit;
What goodies will be in my box?
Read on to find out!
Produce for Winter Preparedness
In New England, cucumbers are often thought of as a refreshing, late summer vegetable, but we are lucky to have Northeast-grown cukes now, in February! These hydrating cucurbits come to us from the Deep Root Organic Co-Op, whose member farms are spread throughout Vermont and Quebec.
A weekly update from Boston Organics.
There’s a little spring, no... summer, in our steps this morning after coming off a beautiful weekend. We’re looking forward to delivering some of that sunshine to the Boston Organics Community this week in the form of bright and bountiful produce harvested by our farm partners.
A weekly update from Boston Organics.
Most of us probably associate summertime with relaxation. Kids take a break from school, families go on vacation and the warm summer nights lead to long, festive dinners.
Spring is the season of seedlings, baby bunnies and all things new. Quite suitably, our local farm partners are harvesting lots of crisp, young vegetables for us this week.
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