Conscious consumerism is on the rise, as consumers gain access to information about where their food is coming from, and want to purchase products in line with their values and dietary needs. Interpreting the labels on foods can be a challenge: what do they all mean? With this guide, we demystify the labels you may see on products that Boston Organics carries.
Oranges are a delicious, portable snack. Opening the peel releases a burst of fresh scent, causing mouths to water several cubicles away. As juicy and delicious as they are, it’s easy to forget that they have a plethora of other purposes. So just for fun, we've dreamed up six silly uses for an orange in the office.
Everyone knows the feeling, that glassy-eyed, unfocused haze that descends over the office around 2pm. The afternoon swoon may have you wishing you could curl up under your desk for a nap, or send you slouching to the break room coffee maker or vending machine for a caffeine or sugar boost. Though this afternoon energy dip may be partly due to our body’s natural rhythms, below are steps you can take to fight this sleepy slump and form healthy office habits.
This week, we’re spreading the love! Providing you top-notch food one liners, featuring add-on chocolate to surprise your sweetie when they open up their Boston Organics box, and showing extra love for our local growers!
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Of course, knowing this doesn’t make it any easier to sit down to a wholesome breakfast before you dash out the door in the morning. For those of us who just can't seem to get ahead of the morning rush, we have six healthy office breakfast tricks, ranging from make-ahead meals to recipes you can prep with only your break room microwave or hot water dispenser. Eat up!
We know, we know - it's not quite the end of summer yet. But with Labor Day just around the corner, we know many Boston Organics customers are starting to prepare for the impending school year and we are here to make sure everyone is ready to rise and shine for back-to-school! Your produce boxes will be full of fruits and veggies to form the base for healthy meals, and our wide selection of add-ons will help make sure you have everything you need without the hassle of the grocery store.
Last week we shared a bit about what a local and sustainable food system means to us and farmers and farm workers are the bedrock of that supply chain. We want to take some time to celebrate and appreciate many of the growers and farm teams that allow us to do the work that we do and to enjoy some of the most delicious organic produce in the region.
As people spend more and more time at work, employers have begun searching out services and products to help improve office culture and keep employees healthy and energized. This has led to some pretty exciting new ideas, as well as ways of rethinking existing employee benefits.
We're headed to the PERKS Convention in a few days, which will highlight some companies providing awesome extras. If you're able to join us at PERKS, we'd love to see you. But if you can't make it, these are some of our favorite local companies offering healthy office perks.
The Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl (again). Borrow a page or two from the Boston Organics playbook and prepare recipes that are sure to make you MVP of the viewing party.
This week's box features shiitake mushrooms, which are crazy nutritious but also delicious. If you're a mushroom fan, shiitakes are likely one your list of favorites (they're so much more flavorful and complex than boring white button mushrooms!). You'll encounter shiitakes in various forms in a lot of Asian cuisine, like miso soup and many stirfries. Today we've got a recipe that calls for roasting the mushrooms and we think you're going to love it.
Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, Organic Apples, Organic Broccoli, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, organic green leaf lettuce, organic shiitake mushrooms