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Supporting Immigrant-Owned Farms

Posted by Boston Organics on May 11, 2022 2:13:42 PM

We love the connections that we've made with the local organic farming community over our almost 20 years delivering organic food in the greater Boston area, and the part we've played in helping the farmers build their businesses and support one another.

In 2008 Michael Docter of Winter Moon Roots in Hadley, MA approached Boston Organics about supplying us with their storage carrots. He was building his business, a carbon neutral 30 acre organic root vegetable farm and needed a reliable market for his produce. We agreed to purchase 1000 lbs of carrots per week, ensuring he could get his business off the ground and the rest is history. We've relied on his beautiful, organic root vegetables ever since.

Just last week we learned from another of our suppliers, Atlas Farms, about a GoFund me campaign to help Rosendo Santizo, stay with me here, buy Winter Moon Farms from Michael.

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Topics: Locavore, Atlas Farm, Winter Moon Roots, organic farming, Go Fund Me, Western Mass, Immigrant owned farms, Guatemalan Immigrant, Family owned farms, Root vegetables


Vegetable Frittata: Get Creative!

Posted by Boston Organics on Apr 24, 2022 9:00:00 AM

What's great for breakfast, lunch or dinner; makes good use of the contents of your organic vegetable box and allows you to be creative? Why a vegetable frittata of course!!

It's the perfect answer to what's for dinner when everyone has gotten home late. Special enough for guests for brunch. While your at it make two because leftovers are egg-cellent! Wonderful thrown in a pita for a brown bag lunch. Or eaten on the fly when you're heading out the door in the morning.

Once you've got a few basic principles down, throw on your chef's hat and get cooking.

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Topics: Recipes, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, frittata


Happy Earth Day!

Posted by Boston Organics on Apr 22, 2022 9:00:00 AM

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY

Friday, April 22 we rededicate ourselves to being good stewards of the planet we call home with these ideas for you to consider:

  1. Ditch single-use plastic - water bottles, soft drinks and the like
  2. Reduce food waste by learning how to preserve or ferment
  3. Start an indoor herb garden or terrace vegetable garden
  4. Make an Earth Day window sign
  5. Take part in the Charles River Earth Day clean up
  6. Explore Earth Day events near you
  7. Start crafting with your recycle or trash items
  8. Eat sustainably with minimally packaged foods, grown near to you, using good farming practices! That's the Boston Organics way.
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Topics: fermentation, Earth Day, food waste, preserve, herb garden, vegetable garden


Boston Organic's Office Wellness Program

Posted by Boston Organics on Apr 21, 2022 9:00:00 AM

We deliver organic fruit and snacks to hundreds of offices in the Greater Boston area, but many of the people who work in those offices don't know that we *also* deliver organic produce and groceries to homes.

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Topics: Healthy Office, Office wellness program


4 Tips for Creating a Successful Wellness Program

Posted by Boston Organics on Apr 21, 2022 9:00:00 AM

With people returning to the office post Covid, Wellness Programs are all the rage, and businesses have their pick of innovative vendors offering products and services aimed at boosting employee health and productivity. To learn about our office wellness program that includes organic snacks delivered to your business and a discount for your employees who use our home delivery systems go here.

Developing a wellness program can help employees feel valued and support healthy lifestyle choices, but success requires planning and dedication. Before launching a wellness program at your office, consider these four tips to help shape your plan.

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Topics: office, Healthy Office


Demystifying Avocados

Posted by Boston Organics on Apr 13, 2022 12:57:00 PM

We love avocados, finding their mild, buttery taste and creamy texture a welcome addition to oh so many dishes while being good for you too! The Harvard Gazette recently reported that eating just one avocado a week may lower heart disease risk. Yummy, versatile and heart healthy - gotta love that!! If that's not enough to convince you to add this beloved gem to your meals we’re here to share some ideas with you and to go beneath their pebbly peel.

In many ways, avocados defy characterization. Though often thought of as a fruit, they are most commonly eaten in a savory setting. Be it as a smiley green garnish or as guacamole or in a salad or in avocado toast, avocados sure do get around. 

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Original Boston Organics Blog, organic avocados, avocado toast


This Post is Bananas (B-A-N-A-N-A-S)

Posted by Boston Organics on Apr 12, 2022 4:33:00 PM

Each week we distribute thousands of bananas to homes and offices in the greater Boston area. We recognize that this star of the breakfast table and brown bag lunches, this staple of the fruit bowl is an important part of your healthy diet so we endeavor to bring you the highest quality, fairly traded sweet, delicious fruits that we can!

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Topics: Organic Bananas


Easter, Passover, and Earth Day!

Posted by Boston Organics on Apr 4, 2022 9:30:00 AM

There's a lot of celebrating to be done this time of year! Whether you're planning a Passover Seder, an Easter brunch or an Earth Day party, these recipes make a welcome addition to any occasion! The common theme for these spring holidays is celebrating rejuvenation and renewal so it's likely not a coincidence that it's also beginning of the local growing season. There is much to celebrate and to look forward to as the world around us "Springs" back into life! 

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Topics: Recipes, Holiday, holidays


Hearty Recipes for Ramadan

Posted by Boston Organics on Apr 1, 2022 12:00:00 PM

Ramadan is the month-long Muslim holiday where observers do not eat from sunrise to sundown. It is a time for self-reflection, and giving back to those less fortunate. Meals are served before sunrise, called suhoor, and after sunset, called iftar, and eaten with family or with the local community.

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Topics: Recipes, Holiday, holidays


Spring-Dug Parsnips - Candy of the Root Crop

Posted by Boston Organics on Apr 1, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Winter Moon Roots in Hadley, MA has a special treat for us this time of year:  Spring-dug organic parsnips! We can hear what you're thinking - What?!? More root vegetables? Well, these babies, these first-of-the-season Spring vegetables, deserve a second look! Unbelievably sweet and flavorful, Spring parsnips are a food-loving locavore's best friend.

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Topics: Organic Farmers, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips


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