Fresh from the Farm and Local Offerings

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Apr 24, 2016 1:30:00 PM

It looks like we are in for some April showers this week, and we're not just talking about the weather. An abundance of wonderful produce will arrive in this week's boxes, raining special flavors (and an opportunity to stock up on a favorite fruit) upon you. This week, get your boxes out to catch the showering produce!

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Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Organic Radishes, Eat Local, organic tomatoes, Organic Farmers, Organic Herbs, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Stone Fruit, Organic Root Vegetables, organic avocados

Fresh from the Farm and Local Offerings

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Apr 17, 2016 12:30:00 PM

It's Marathon Monday, but today we also commemorate the first shots of the American Revolution, fired at Old North Bridge in Concord. The event was memorialized by Ralph Waldo Emerson in his 1837 poem Concord Hymn: “Here once the embattled farmers stood, /And fired the shot heard round the world.” Honor your modern farmers through your enjoyment of delicious organic produce, and take some bites heard round the world. And if you see our vans this week, feel free to shout out, “The green boxes are coming! The green boxes are coming!”

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Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, organic basil, Newsletter, Organic Radishes, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Organic Herbs, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Green Beans, Organic Root Vegetables

Fresh from the Farm and Local Offerings

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Apr 10, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Play ball! It's opening day at Fenway Park, with the Red Sox taking on the Orioles later today. As baseball season kicks off, er, takes its first swings, take advantage of the season's produce with these out-of-the-park recipes. There's a lot to love about peanuts and Cracker Jacks, but check out this week's blog to preview the pungent, sweet and crunchy treats headed your way in this week's boxes. Get your mitts up!

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Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Pears, Organic Farmers, Organic Onions, Organic Herbs, Organic Apples, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Root Vegetables

Fresh from the Farm and Local Offerings

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Apr 3, 2016 8:21:22 PM

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!

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Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Cucumbers, Organic Farmers, Organic Sprouts, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Root Vegetables

Fresh from the Farm and Local Offerings

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Mar 6, 2016 12:30:00 PM

In the last couple of weeks, we have seen snow flurries and crocuses starting to poke through the earth, fierce winds and gentle sunshine. The weather has been a bit of a tease, yanking us back and forth between winter and spring. Some of the produce in this week's boxes is no different. Read on to learn more about radishes coyly hiding their inner beauty, and grapefruits trying to act like grown-ups.
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Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Organic Radishes, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, organic citrus, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Potatoes, Organic Root Vegetables

Fresh from the Farm and Local Offerings

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Feb 28, 2016 12:30:00 PM

If March comes in like a lion, it seems this year it will arrive as a sun-warmed, contented lion: the temperatures this week are forecast to be in the 50s. Though this warmth may prove to be transient, it’s a reminder of what will soon come, and is a gentle nudge toward waking up to welcome spring. Like resting perennial plants and waiting seeds, we can use this week's produce to start to stretch towards the sun.
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Topics: Recipes, Organic Cabbage, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, organic citrus, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Root Vegetables, organic rosemary

Fresh from the Farm and Local Offerings

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Feb 21, 2016 12:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Fennel, Organic Cucumbers, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Root Vegetables

Local This Week

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Feb 14, 2016 12:30:00 PM

2/15-2/19

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.

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Topics: Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, organic carrots, Organic Farmers, Organic Sprouts, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Root Vegetables

Local This Week

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Feb 7, 2016 12:30:00 PM

2/8-2/12

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.

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Topics: Organic Turnips, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, organic carrots, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Root Vegetables, organic beets

Local This Week

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on Jan 31, 2016 12:00:00 PM

2/1-2/5

In the chill of winter, most locally grown vegetables are kept in root cellars or other specialized storage facilities. Generally, storage crops should be kept in the dark, to prevent roots and tubers from sending out sun-seeking sprouts. Leeks, however, are a different story. The flavorful alliums are stored standing upright, with just a little light shining on them. The light tricks the plants into behaving as though they are alive, keeping them fresh and tasty all winter long, the better to grace your warming soups and stews. Using leeks from Brookford Farm this week, prepare some Cock-a-Leekie, a savory soup with Scottish roots and a surprising hint of sweetness.

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Topics: Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, organic leeks, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Potatoes, Organic Root Vegetables

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