Local This Week

Posted by Tamara Monroe on Oct 25, 2015 12:00:00 PM


Eat Local by Boston Organics

There are some exciting organic fruits and veggies arriving from our local farm partners this week. Some are old favorites, but there's at least one fruit in the mix that we're pretty sure you've never tried before... 

All-local Dogma Box customers will be the first to try Angelic pears this week. Not much is known about the European-based fruit, but we'll tell you everything we know! The Angelic is a dessert pear, small in stature but big on sweet flavor. The flesh has a yellow tint, with a crisp, slightly gritty texture. You can identify an Angelic pear by its pale yellow flesh and an occasional light red blush on the side that faced the sun while growing. 

The pears come to us from Jim Buckle at The Buckle Farm in Unity, Maine, a young farm specializing in pork, flowers and organic produce. If it sounds familiar, it's because you're likely been seeing Buckle Farm-sourced ingredients popping up on the menus of restaurants all over town. 

If you're looking for a great way to showcase these pears and fill your home with the scent of a New England fall, grab some apples and give this Harvest Apple Pear Crisp a try. 

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Dogma Box and All-Vegetable Box customers will also be seeing gorgeous golden beets in their deliveries this week. What's the difference between red and golden beets? While red beets tend to have a mild, earthy flavor (and when cooked will stain whatever they touch a deep purple!), the golden beet has a sweeter flavor and can be easily incorporated into smoothies and mashes to add a boost of flavor and vitamins (without really altering the color).

Having pre-roasted beets on hand allows you to bring your meal to the next level without having to wait for the roots to cook and cool. Try this how-to for Roasted Golden Beets, and then when you're ready, you can just pull some from the fridge to top salads, puree into soup or simply reheat and mash with a little olive oil and herbs. 

This Week's Local Produce

Atlas Farm
(S. Deerfield, MA)
Beets | Cabbage | Carrots
Kale | Green Leaf Lettuce | Parsley
Parsnips | Potatoes | Purple Top Turnips
 Sweet Potatoes | Watermelon Radishes
The Buckle Farm
(Unity, ME)
Angelic Pears
Happy Valley Organics
(Whately, MA)
Blue Ox Farm
(Enfield, NH)
Spaghetti Squash

Dwight Miller and Son Orchards
(E. Dummerston, VT)
Porter Farms
(Elba, NY)
The Kitchen Garden
(Sunderland, MA)
Baby Bok Choy | Mustard Greens
Long WInd Farm
(Thetford, VT)
Green Mountain Garlic
(Waterbury, VT)

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: Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Pears, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, organic beets

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