Love basil? You're not alone, with its balanced taste of sweet and savory notes suggestive of mint, pepper, anise and cloves it's one of the most popular and widely used herbs in the world. And we're into basil season now until late fall so now's the time to take advantage of this handy and versatile herb by storing it properly and making the most of its aromatic goodness. Whether you're sprucing up a salad, making pesto or garnishing a bowl of tomato soup, basil is a vital ingredient in fresh, organic cooking. Recipes here.
Author: Boston Organics
Topics: produce delivery, Recipes, Happy Valley Organics, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, organic basil, Newsletter, boston organics, organic produce, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, miscellaneous, Original Boston Organics Blog
Are you familiar with the expression it’s just the tip of the iceberg? That’s the best way to describe how much you probably knew about asparagus...until now.
Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, spring produce, Original Boston Organics Blog
It's getting hot, hot, hot! Seems like a good time for a quick reminder about steps you can take to ensure your delivery isn't damaged by the heat.
Topics: Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, summer produce, Organic Fruit Delivery, delivery instructions
For the first time this year, rhubarb can be found in Boston Organics boxes and as an add-on. While you may know rhubarb as something that is usually followed by "and strawberry pie", it has a long history and an intriguing story. Read on for fascinating rhubarb facts.
Topics: produce delivery, CSA, boston organics, organic rhubarb
Topics: Vegetarian and Vegan Food, Recipes, Holiday, grilling
Customers have the option of selecting items from among our extensive grocery and produce add-on offerings to create a box tailored to your needs! This a great way to keep your favorite items like dairy products, eggs, bread, pizza dough, chips and salsa arriving during the summer months while also growing some of your own produce or visiting farmer's markets.
To get started, check out this guide, and, as always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Topics: website, how to, instructions
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Eggs, that essential, always-on-hand source of usually inexpensive, high quality protein and quick easy meals, are having a moment and it's not a good one. In fact the egg industry is bit scrambled. Due to a widespread outbreak of avian flu more than 58 million chickens in the US have died resulting in a severe egg shortage. This had led to an increase in the price of eggs and unreliable supply chains, sigh. But don't despair: we've still got eggs! If you love baking and want to conserve eggs, scroll to the bottom for an eggs-ceptional Vegan Lemon Cake recipe.
Topics: eggs, shortage, avian flu
CELEBRATE EARTH DAY
Saturday, April 22 we rededicate ourselves to being good stewards of the planet we call home with these ideas for you to consider:
- Ditch single-use plastic - water bottles, soft drinks and the like
- Reduce food waste by learning how to preserve or ferment
- Start an indoor herb garden or terrace vegetable garden
- Make an Earth Day window sign
- Take part in the Charles River Earth Day clean up
- Explore Earth Day events near you
- Start crafting with your recycle or trash items
- Eat sustainably with minimally packaged foods, grown near to you, using good farming practices! That's the Boston Organics way. Become one of our happy, healthy customers here!
Topics: fermentation, Earth Day, food waste, preserve, herb garden, vegetable garden
Radishes are one of the hardiest vegetables known to man. They grow quickly, suffer from relatively few pests or diseases, can be harvested easily and almost the entire plant is edible. Did you know that radishes are excellent both raw and cooked?!?
Topics: Recipes, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Organic Radishes, Winter moon farm, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Guides and Infographics