Visiting Our Local, Organic Farmers - August 2019

Posted by Boston Organics on Sep 16, 2019 7:05:00 AM

We know you value organic produce for the benefits it has both on your health and the environment. But as a busy Bostononian, you might not have time to visit the source -- the farms. At Boston Organics, we also value transparency in the supply chain and make sure that the food you eat comes from truly sustainable operations.

Every season we like to visit growers that are a part of our network. Not only does this help maintain our strong working relationships, but it also gives us an opportunity to ask questions and see how they continue to make positive changes on their farms.

Earlier this summer, we sent a few members of the Boston Organics Crew to western Massachusetts for a few of these visits. Here’s how our day went.

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Topics: Organic Compost, know your farmer, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, mi tierra, Organic Farmers, Winter moon farm, Fresh From the Farm, know your farm, Atlas Farm, summer produce, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, The Kitchen Garden, Farms, Grower & Producer

Why Organic Wild Blueberries Are Actually Worth The Hype

Posted by Boston Organics on Jul 31, 2019 3:00:00 PM

If you’re a native New Englander or longtime Boston resident, then August is probably one of your favorite months for fresh, organic fruit. Not only are juicy heirloom tomatoes ready for harvest and stone fruit at its peak, it’s also the heart of the short but spectacular wild blueberry season.

The Boston Organics Community includes some pretty talented farmers, but there are some things that nature simply does better than any human can. One such thing is growing blueberries.

We’ve had organic blueberries available as an add-on for several weeks, but wild blueberries—the kind that you dreamt about as a kid—are in another league entirely.

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, organic blueberries, Newsletter, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, summer produce

Your Guide to Summer Produce

Posted by Tamara Monroe on Jul 15, 2018 11:36:00 AM

Summer starts a little later in New England than in other parts of the country, but when it finally gets here we're treated to a delicious bounty of stone fruit, greens, and other delicious treats. For new Boston Organics customers, there might occasionally be items in your box that you're not familiar with. We've put together our Summer Produce Guide to provide you with a snapshot of what's to come this season.

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Topics: Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, summer produce, Guides and Infographics

Fresh from the Farm

Posted by Tamara Monroe on Sep 20, 2015 12:05:00 PM
A weekly update from Boston Organics.

Who doesn't love this time of year?! While we're looking forward to late fall and all of its leaf-crunching walks, crisp, starry skies, pumpkin carving and warm, spiced beverages, early fall is where it's at. Right now is the perfect time to enjoy gorgeous weather, lighter city crowds and a nearly inexhaustible variety of local, organic produce. 

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Topics: Fall Produce, Organic Kohlrabi, organic fruit, organic blueberries, Newsletter, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, Organic Herbs, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, summer produce

Fresh from the Farm

Posted by Eric Siegel on Sep 11, 2015 5:44:24 PM
A weekly update from Boston Organics.

As we try to hold on to the last few moments of summer, we get a little help from our organic farmers and their splendid harvest of fresh fruit.

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Topics: organic fruit, Newsletter, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, summer produce, Organic Kiwi Berries, Organic Fruit Delivery

Local This Week

Posted by Eric Siegel on Sep 11, 2015 3:52:55 PM

9/14-9/18

They say that you can feel the seasons change in your bones. We're not sure if that's true, but you can definitely taste it on your tongue.

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Topics: Fall Produce, Happy Valley Organics, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Atlas Farm, Organic Apples, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, summer produce

Visiting Our Local, Organic Farmers

Posted by Boston Organics on Sep 7, 2015 9:37:54 AM

How much do you know about where your food comes from?

If you buy and eat organic food, you already know quite a lot. For instance, you know that it was grown without synthetic fertilizers and wasn’t sprayed with harmful chemical pesticides. You also know that there are no genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in your food and that the animals that produced your eggs and milk weren’t fed antibiotics. Instead, they were raised in safe, humane conditions.

But as a busy Boston resident, you don’t have time to visit all of the organic farms that grow your food. That’s part of our job, to increase transparency in the supply chain and make sure that the food you eat comes from truly sustainable sources.

We work with a vast network of organic farms, and every season we like to go visit a few of them. Not only does this help maintain our strong working relationship with these organic farmers, it also gives us an opportunity to ask questions and learn new things about modern organic farming practices.

Earlier this summer, we sent a few members of the Boston Organics Crew to southern Vermont and central Massachusetts to visit some of our local farm partners there. Here’s a short recap from each visit.

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Topics: Fall Produce, Newsletter, Dwight Miller Orchard, Organic Farmers, Fresh From the Farm, Atlas Farm, Organic Apples, summer produce, Organic Leafy Greens, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, The Kitchen Garden

Local This Week

Posted by Eric Siegel on Sep 4, 2015 2:47:49 PM

9/7-9/11

With dozens of acres of fields to tend to, our organic farm partners have very little time to rest during the height of the local season. Many of them will spend Labor Day weeding, harvesting and bringing their farm-fresh assortment of fruits and veggies to our warehouse so that tomorrow morning we can bring it all right to your doorstep.

So if you're enjoying a day off from work or school, we hope you'll take a moment to recognize all of the people who are working to keep our sustainable food system running smoothly.

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Topics: Organic Garlic, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Atlas Farm, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, summer produce

Fresh from the Farm

Posted by Eric Siegel on Aug 30, 2015 9:27:00 AM
A weekly update from Boston Organics.

You can never have too many organic tomatoes.

We adopted that motto after a fungal disease wiped out most of Atlas Farm’s tomato fields last year. But this year our farmers have used all of their organic farming prowess to protect their tomatoes from late blight and they have a bumper crop to share with the Boston Organics Community.

So we’re putting our tomăto motto to the test this week with oodles of heirlooms from Atlas and juicy Roma tomatoes from Blue Ox Farm in almost all of the boxes.

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Topics: Newsletter, organic tomatoes, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, summer produce, Organic Leafy Greens

Local This Week

Posted by Eric Siegel on Aug 30, 2015 9:18:00 AM

8/31-9/4

Coming off a weekend with +85°F days, fall sounds more like a verb than an approaching season. And with many of our favorite summer foods still "growing strong," it sure doesn't taste like autumn yet.

But winds of change are in the air, and a few of the local farm partners that bring us the best organic fruits and veggies in the fall are starting to harvest fields that they planted earlier in the summer. While we anticipate a few more weeks of juicy heirloom tomatoes from Atlas Farm and delicious organic eggplants from Kitchen Garden Farm, the apple harvest is already underway at Dwight Miller and Son Orchards.

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Topics: Organic Kohlrabi, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Atlas Farm, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, summer produce

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