Local This Week

Posted by Tamara Monroe on Sep 20, 2015 12:00:00 PM



It's one of the best times of year to live in New England. The days are still long and warm, but the evenings become cool and crisp. And it's during this straddle-season that we get to savor the final flavors of summer while enjoying those first tastes of fall.

This week is looking to be the last for wild blueberries. We've had an impressive haul of organic Maine blueberries from our friends at Burke Hill Farm over the last few weeks, but the season's coming to an end. Check to see if you've got some coming in your box this week. If not, make sure to add a half pint of blueberries to your delivery.

In other fruit news, we're excited to be working with Bird of the Hand Farm again. Some of the local apples in deliveries this week will come from this seven-acre farm in Sterling, MA. The small, certified organic operation abides by the saying, "If the apple is good enough for a worm, it's good enough for me." (Don't worry, while we totally agree that organic produce should be free of synthetic pesticides, your apples won't have any unwanted stowaways!) 

This week is also a great one for leafy greens, including spigarello from The Kitchen Garden in Sunderland, MA. You may recall we delivered this bushy brassica for the first time in August, and it was such a hit we're bringing it back. Our locavore recipe this week shows us how to turn the prolific leaves into a tender, flavor-packed side dish. (In no time flat.)

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You may have noticed the recipe also calls for minced garlic, which is a happy coincidence because we're including organic garlic bulbs in most (veggie-inclusive) boxes this week. The garlic comes from Green Mountain Garlic in Waterbury, VT. They're sending us a mix of hard-neck and soft-neck varieties in a few colors, so it's like a garlic grab-bag! One thing we do know is that the garlic is going to be a bit more potent than what you'll find on supermarket shelves, so be warned—garlic breath is poised to be a real threat across the Boston Organics Community!

This Week's Local Produce

Atlas Farm
(S. Deerfield, MA)
Baby Bok Choy
Bunched Beets
Collard Greens
Dandelion Greens
Green Peppers
Heirloom Tomatoes
Red Leaf Lettuce
Swiss Chard
The Kitchen Garden
(Sunderland, MA)
Green Mountain Garlic
(Waterbury, VT)
Happy Valley Organics
(Whately, MA)

Dwight Miller and Son Orchards
(E. Dummerston, VT)
Bird of the Hand Farm
(Sterling, MA)
Harlow Farm
(Westminster, VT)
Burke Hill Farm
(Cherryfield, ME)
Wild Maine Blueberries
Blue Ox Farm
(Enfield, NH)
Roma Tomatoes
Porter Farms
(Elba, NY)

All of the fruits and vegetables we deliver are grown without synthetic pesticides and are USDA certified organic. Interested in receiving produce that's both organic and locally sourced all year round? Check out our Local Dogma Box.

Similar to a CSA or farm share, our Local Dogma Box is filled with the best organic produce from local and regional farms and brought right to your door each week. It's the easiest way to eat like a locavore!

This Week's Local Box

Topics: Organic Garlic, Happy Valley Organics, organic blueberries, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Leafy Greens, The Kitchen Garden

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