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Protecting Produce and the Planet One Delivery at a Time

Posted by Boston Organics on Sep 19, 2022 12:30:00 PM

To support sustainable food systems, eating organic is pretty much a slam dunk – right? By choosing organic foods, consumers can look forward to increased ecological biodiversity, healthier soil and water, and an absence of GMOs, synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.

But the lifespan and, as a result, the impact of our food doesn’t stop there. Between the farms and our forks are vast systems responsible for the movement of fresh food all year round. And right in the midst is Boston Organics!

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Topics: Jeff's Corner, produce delivery, Red Fire Farm, Company Updates, Organic Farmers, Atlas Farm, fruit delivery, The Boston Organics Crew, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Boston Local Partnerships, Environmental Businesses, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, The Kitchen Garden, waste, packaging, sustainability, reusable, boxes, totes, logistics


5 Solid Tips for Simple, Healthy Eating

Posted by Boston Organics on Sep 19, 2022 1:00:00 AM

Healthy Eating Can Be Simple

Follow these guidelines for eating a balanced diet for better health and wellness.

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Topics: organic fruits and veggies, Meal Planning, organic smoothie, healthy eating, drink water


4 Scary Food Waste Facts (and 1 Way to Change Them)

Posted by Boston Organics on Sep 19, 2022 12:45:00 AM

It’s October which means crisp, cool days, changing leaves and all the trappings of Halloween: ghost stories, haunted houses and cobwebs draped on front porches. Even if you can see through a costumed zombie or don’t feel any need to avoid haunted spots on All Hallows' Eve, the ghosts of wasted food may pop up to spook you.

Food waste is a significant problem: about 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted worldwide every year. Don’t be haunted by food that you throw away. Check out these four scary facts about food waste, and learn what you can do to avoid it (no witch’s brew required).

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Topics: office, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Healthy Office


Fall Produce Guide: Falling for the Season

Posted by Boston Organics on Sep 17, 2022 2:19:00 PM

Fall is an incredible time of year. The leaves change color, the air is crisp, and we get to pull out our favorite sweaters from the back of the closet. Also, we get to enjoy the produce that helps keep us warm as it cools down. Check out our fall produce guide to learn a bit more about what's to come from Boston Organics this season.  

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Topics: Recipes, Fall Produce, Newsletter, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Guides and Infographics, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables


Tips for Organic Corn Season

Posted by Boston Organics on Sep 10, 2022 12:19:00 PM

Hanging onto summer: Organic corn

Sweet, tender organic corn-on-cob says end-of-summer like almost nothing else. While exquisite, corn is very susceptible to pests, particularly silkworms. Unlike conventional growers, organic corn growers can't spray their fields with chemical pesticides, which is a big invitation for the little buggers to eat away.

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Local Season, summer produce, organic corn


Rise and Shine: Back to School Breakfasts

Posted by Boston Organics on Sep 9, 2022 7:30:00 AM

With the first few days of school done and dusted and a full week yawning ahead it's a good time to ease your morning routine while starting the day off right. Knowing your produce box will be full of fruits and veggies that  form the base for healthy meals, and that we've got a wide selection of add-ons, helps ensure you have everything you need without the hassle of the grocery store.

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Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, organic tomatoes, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Organic Bell Peppers, Organic Squash


Healthy Back-to-School Snacks and Lunches

Posted by Boston Organics on Sep 1, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Whether your kids are heading to school for the first time or returning after a fun-filled summer or even if it's your second semester of an MBA program, feeding yourself and your kids during the school day can be the difference between feeling energized and ready-to-learn or dull and dragging.

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Topics: Recipes, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips


Fresh from the Farm: Summer Comfort Food

Posted by Boston Organics on Aug 19, 2022 5:45:00 AM

From outdoor movies to beach outings to hikes to cookouts, we're all into making the most of these last days of summer, and that includes taking advantage of all the fabulous produce  available this time of year - eggplant, summer squash, tomatoes, corn and more! This week we’re here with foolproof late August comfort food recipes that'll help you embrace the summer vibe while eating healthy and locally.

 

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Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, organic tomatoes, Organic Farmers, Organic Eggplants, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Organic Squash, organic corn


Blueberry Briefings (or where are my Wild Maine Berries?)

Posted by Boston Organics on Aug 15, 2022 4:51:34 PM

8/22/22 No fresh maine wild blueberries this season🙁🙁

It was with heavy heart that we have not been able to procure any fresh Maine Wild Blueberries this season.

Field loss due to extreme heat and drought along with an acute labor shortage have resulted in one of the most challenging seasons since we started delivering the fresh blueberries almost 20 years ago.

We've reached out to our network of growers, suppliers as well as made some cold calls. They've all reported back with similar feedback....

“Thanks for checking in, --we do a lot of fresh-pack organic wild blueberries…, and we've had the same issues (as your network) this year = heat stress on the fruit and short-handed with labor. Our harvest ended last week, with several acres lost in the field, shriveled on the vine. So sorry we can't help you --but feel free to reach out in future years.”

“.. not enough labor to make it happen. We haven’t even been able to get enough fresh out to cover farmers markets.”

“As of this morning all three of my producers have struck out. Labor issues, crop damage from that heat….. They are disheartened and don’t like to disappoint. Apologies from all of us on this one, we don’t like to let you down.”

We are looking into offering frozen wild blueberries and will keep you all posted.

Sorry again for the disappointment. We hope next year will be better. 

Sincerely,

The Boston Organics' Crew

 

8/15/22 Bad News Blues

Unfortunately, Wild Maine Blueberries will not be available this week. The extreme heat has taken its toll on our beloved berries causing extensive damage to the fields. And, as if that's not bad news enough, one of our dependable partner family farms was unable to harvest due to non-Covid related illness. We’re hoping they’ll be tip-top and able to pick this weekend, with blueberries available next week. We've got our fingers crossed! If all goes well we will include your Wild Maine Blueberries in your subsequent order unless you choose to remove it from your subscription.

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Topics: Extreme Weather, Maine Wild Blueberries


Beneath the Peel: Heirloom tomatoes

Posted by Boston Organics on Aug 10, 2022 10:15:00 AM
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Topics: organic tomatoes, Organic Farmers, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, heirloom tomatoes


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