October is both Fair Trade Month and Non-GMO Month – a reminder for us to pause our busy lives for a moment and reflect on the current state of our food system. Take a quick look to learn more about what it means to be fair trade and to learn ways in which you can support greater equity in the food system, fair wages around the world, and high quality products on your table.
We know you're busy. That's why we created the Custom Box, which let's you choose what comes in your box each week. Check out this post about how to manage your custom box so that you are able to get the most out of this new way to use Boston Organics.
Here are some tips for how to fill your custom box this week, so you can be prepared for whatever is in store, from the first week back at school, to the big game, to a hike in the woods.
It's a great time of year to travel, to explore the outdoors, and to be a Boston Organics customer! Even if your summer calendar is full of trips, school vacation and socializing, Boston Organics offers flexibility in both your delivery schedule, and, with the help of the Custom Box, the contents of your orders.
We understand that lives become far busier here in Boston when the sun comes out and the weather warms up. The idea of getting your normal produce delivery when there are so many other options around can be overwhelming. Don’t want to worry about cooking your way through a normal box but know you want to make some smoothies to jumpstart your mornings? Well now you can order exactly what you know you will need. Check out these great ideas for how to use the Custom Box and get the most out of your summer.
In the cold months, we slow down a litte, spend more time inside, bundle up in layers...and eat root vegetables. With the yearning for sunshine and warmth comes a yearning for springtime vegetables. Even though we're not quite at the point where either winter or roots are going away (regardless of what last week's weather may have suggested), there is still plenty of enjoyment to be had from these local vegetables that have helped nourish us through the winter.
To make excellent meals, you just need a few simple building blocks. Below are some of our favorite dishes, which can be prepared using infinite combinations of produce from your Boston Organics box. We think of them as a different take on a meal kit. We love them because if you have just a handful of staples in your kitchen, you can plug in pretty much any produce you receive in your Boston Organics box and prepare a delicious, fruit-and-vegetable centered meal. If cooking is new for you, developing just a few skills will help you expand your repertoire immensely.
Ever feel intimidated by cooking instructions? Not sure what to do with vegetables you receive in your Boston Organics box? Experienced cook but not quite clear on the difference between simmering and boiling? Brushing up on just a few cooking skills and terms will help you follow any recipe, or tackle any new produce item you encounter in your Boston Organics box.
There's no doubt about it, the Boston Organics Community sure ate well in 2016. Our farm partners and other suppliers kept us in fresh fruits and vegetables all year long, and it was a joy to see the shift from citrus and root crops in the winter to tomatoes and stone fruit in the summer, and to enjoy all the delicious produce in between.
To start 2017 off on the right foot, we decided to share our top-clicked recipes of the past year, to offer the opportunity to reprise tasty favorites or to find new inspiration for the year ahead.
Topics: Recipes, Fall Produce, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Newsletter, Original Boston Organics Blog, winter squash, organic kale, organic carrots, organic sunchokes, organic beets, Organic Potatoes, Organic Herbs, organic sweet potatoes, Organic Mushrooms
When the weather turns cold, it is lovely to wrap your chilled hands around a warm cup of something. It’s even nicer when you can share a steaming mug with a friend. These recipes are a little indulgent, perfect for this festive season. Though it’s easy enough to add a nip of something else warming, these recipes are perfect by themselves, so you can share them with friends of all ages.
This holiday season, support local businesses and find the perfect gift for the foodies on your list. Our suggestions will make sure that your friends, family, coworkers or clients will have happy taste buds.
Boston Organics is grateful to all of our farm partners who supply us with nutritious local produce no matter the season. The days are becoming ever-shorter, the nights colder, and farmers are starting to put the land to bed for the winter. Though their work continues, we are past peak local season in New England. In this slower time, we take a moment to reflect on the growing season, and themes we noticed during our early September visit to Atlas Farm, Lakeside Organics of Hadley and Queen’s Greens, three of our farm partners in Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley.