Your Guide to Eating a Pomegranate

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Sep 25, 2016 1:07:00 PM

According to ancient Greek myth, pomegranate seeds are—albeit indirectly—why we have winter. Persephone, the daughter of the goddess of fertility, Demeter, was kidnapped by Hades, god of the underworld. Before she was freed, Persephone ate seeds of a pomegranate. Because she had tasted food of the underworld, she was bound to return there for six months each year. During this time, her mother, despairing her daughter's absence, neglects to encourage the growth of plants.

As the days start to get shorter, pomegranates are coming into season, though for us eating their seeds means we get to enjoy a burst of sweet and tart flavor, and not a stint in the underworld. The technical name for the juicy seeds inside a pomegranate is aril, which refers to the thin skin and pulp that surrounds the tiny white seed itself. Once the arils have been freed from the membranes that surround them, you can eat the whole thing. 

Though the red skin of a pomegranate may seem tough and impenetrable, with a few simple tricks, you will have a wealth of ruby red seeds on hand, ready to add to smoothies, your morning granola, salads and even soups and stews (see our favorite recipes below for ideas).

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Topics: produce delivery, CSA, boston organics, organic pomegranate

Fresh from the Farm: Crate of Debate

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Sep 25, 2016 11:41:00 AM

Tonight is the first debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This much-anticipated face-off and the hotly contested primaries have dominated the news and conversation for months. Here at Boston Organics, we’re counteracting the stress, tension and noise of the election the best way we know how—cooking  with fresh, organic ingredients. A side benefit of this method of coping is that it leaves the Boston Organics Community well-nourished and ready to be engaged citizens, whether by simply voting or getting involved in the campaign for a specific candidate or ballot question.

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Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Organic Apples, Organic Turnips, winter squash, organic pomegranate, Organic Leafy Greens

Fresh from the Farm

Posted by Tamara Monroe on Oct 19, 2015 8:06:08 AM
A weekly update from Boston Organics.

Author Faith Baldwin once painted a rich portrait of autumn, describing how it "[burns] brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees." The same goes for the fields in which our farm partners' crops grow. And this week we're taking some of fall's fiery enchantment, packing it up and bringing it to your doorstep.

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Topics: Recipes, Fall Produce, Newsletter, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Squash, Organic Leafy Greens, organic pomegranate

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