This weekend we had perfect beach weather – hot in the sun with a just-right cooling breeze. Kick off your shoes, swimsuit-up and get ready for a long summer of sand and surf. Coming home sun-swept at the end of a beach day, we're sure you'll have quite the appetite. Read on for recipes that are the perfect way to top off a beach day, including a twist on a New England favorite.
It's a season of change here at Boston Organics. Between the recent launch of a brand-new website and the ever-growing list of local produce appearing in boxes again, we are embracing this time of positive transition.
Though last week's rain may have kept you inside, the blossoms and buds on the trees didn't seem to mind. The sky was gray, but there is now a beautiful array of color—soft pink, rich magenta, cheery yellow, fresh green—to feast your eyes upon. This week's boxes will feature an array of seasonal colors, especially spring greens and soft oranges, and plenty of tasty veggies to prepare a different kind of feast.
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!
Shamrock shakes, green bagels, emerald-hued beers…St. Patrick’s day must be near! Whether you choose to celebrate along the South Boston parade route or with a hearty plate of Colcannon, it’s a time when everyone can experience the luck of the Irish. And lucky you are when you receive the fresh green treasures in this week’s boxes. (You may even spy some gold!)
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.
A weekly update from Boston Organics.
Happy Presidents’ Day! In Massachusetts, the holiday officially recognizes George Washington’s birthday, though in other states Abraham Lincoln shares the top billing. Though the founding father is often associated with cherries (and cherry trees), we present a rather different recipe in his honor, as well as some other suggestions for dining and snacking like a boss. We think Mr. Washington would approve.
With the end of the year approaching we're seeing a little bit of a slowdown in the variety of fruits and vegetables coming from local growers. But there's no need to panic yet—we still have an intriguing selection of locally sourced, organic produce coming your way.
The locally sourced fruits and vegetables we're delivering this week are full of fall color, from the yellow-green of Romanesco to the fiery red of bell peppers. Try not to squint when opening your box this week, it's going to be radiating with the vibrant hues of autumn in the Northeast.
It's hard to believe that just a few months ago we were rolling around in the snow because this week fresh, organic produce is rolling in from all over New England.