Fresh From the Farm: What a fungi!

Posted by Coley Ward on Oct 2, 2017 9:46:49 AM

This week's box features shiitake mushrooms, which are crazy nutritious but also delicious. If you're a mushroom fan, shiitakes are likely one your list of favorites (they're so much more flavorful and complex than boring white button mushrooms!). You'll encounter shiitakes in various forms in a lot of Asian cuisine, like miso soup and many stirfries. Today we've got a recipe that calls for roasting the mushrooms and we think you're going to love it.

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Fresh and dried shiitake have many uses in the cuisines of East Asia. In Japan, they are served in miso soup, used as the basis for a kind of vegetarian dashi, and as an ingredient in many steamed and simmered dishes. In Chinese cuisine, they are often sautéed in vegetarian dishes such as Buddha's delight.

This week's shiitakes come from Mousam Valley in Springvale, Maine. Here's a recipe for Roasted Tofu with Shiitake, Soy, and Ginger Over Baby Spinach

McIntosh apples

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For the second week in a row, many of our boxes boast McIntosh apples from Maine. This week, we suggest making something sweet: apple strudel.

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Most boxes this week feature green leaf lettuce from Atlas Farm in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. If you're full of ambition, here's an interesting recipe for Braised Lettuce with Peas. Otherwise, here are five easy ways to use lettuce.



Maybe it's the start of fall. Maybe it's that temperatures have dipped. Whatever the reason, must of our recipe suggestions this week involve firing up the oven.

Maine farm North Country Nutrition is back with more broccoli, and here's a recipe for Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli with Tomatoes


This Week's Local Produce

Atlas Farm
(South Deerfield, MA)
Green Leaf Lettuce

Mousam Valley
(Springvale, ME)
Shiitake Mushrooms

Riverland Farm
(Sunderland, MA)
Beets| Broccoli

Lakeside Organics of Hadley
(Hadley, MA)
Cherry Tomatoes


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.


Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, Organic Apples, Organic Broccoli, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, organic green leaf lettuce, organic shiitake mushrooms

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