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Are Pluots GMOs? And Other Questions About Hybrid Stone Fruit

Posted by Boston Organics on Jul 6, 2022 11:30:00 AM

What would the perfect fruit look like? It would probably be sweet and juicy. It might have a bright, edible skin so you don’t have to worry about messy peels and rinds. While you’re at it, you’d want to make it easy to grow and sturdy enough to take with you without getting smooshed like a brown banana at the bottom of lunch bag. Do you have an image in your head yet? Does it look something like this:

This is a pluot, a beautifully constructed hybrid-cross between a plum and an apricot. Some people consider pluots to be the perfect fruit, but it’s also very much still a work in progress. Though the first successfully controlled cross between a plum and an apricot occurred more than a century ago, most people are unfamiliar with pluots. And those who are fortunate enough to have tasted these juicy fruits are often filled with questions about the mysterious hybrid.

Fortunately, Boston Organics is here to take you “beneath the peel,” giving you a better understanding of the mysteries behind the organic pluot.

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Organic Stone Fruit, Non GMO, Original Boston Organics Blog


5 Best Basic Basil Facts & Recipes

Posted by Boston Organics on May 23, 2022 10:00:00 AM

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.

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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


Demystifying Avocados

Posted by Boston Organics on Apr 13, 2022 12:57:00 PM

We love avocados, finding their mild, buttery taste and creamy texture a welcome addition to oh so many dishes while being good for you too! The Harvard Gazette recently reported that eating just one avocado a week may lower heart disease risk. Yummy, versatile and heart healthy - gotta love that!! If that's not enough to convince you to add this beloved gem to your meals we’re here to share some ideas with you and to go beneath their pebbly peel.

In many ways, avocados defy characterization. Though often thought of as a fruit, they are most commonly eaten in a savory setting. Be it as a smiley green garnish or as guacamole or in a salad or in avocado toast, avocados sure do get around. 

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Original Boston Organics Blog, organic avocados, avocado toast


Orange You Glad You Know Your Citrus Varieties?

Posted by Boston Organics on Jan 30, 2022 6:00:00 AM

It's easy to forget that oranges were once an exotic fruit in the North East. Thanks to a steady and sophisticated supply chain they are now available year round. Not only is citrus a great source of vitamin C and fiber, but their bright colors provide a burst of light and hope during the dark days of winter.  As we get farther into winter, citrus season picks up! You will start to see a variety of sweet and flavorful fruit zipped up in its own brightly colored jacket. Make the most of the season with our guide to the most common (and delicious) citrus varieties you can expect to see in your Boston Organics deliveries, as well as tips for keeping these little gems fresh.

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, organic citrus, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Healthy Office, Organic Fruit Delivery


What Kind of Radish Is This?!

Posted by Boston Organics on Nov 7, 2021 2:03:00 PM

Radishes are one of the hardiest vegetables known to man. Radishes grow quickly, suffer from relatively few pests or diseases, and you can harvest and eat almost the entire plant.

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Topics: Recipes, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Organic Radishes, Winter moon farm, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Guides and Infographics


Fuyu vs. Hachiya Persimmons - Explained!

Posted by Boston Organics on Oct 31, 2021 8:15:00 AM

Some of this week's boxes will see persimmons! Persimmons are delicious but can be a bit of a tricky fruit. There are two primary varieties that you will come across - fuyu persimmons and hachiya persimmons. The two different varieties differ in how they are eaten and prepared. To get the most of your persimmons, read on as we explain this delicious fruit. 

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Topics: Recipes, Fall Produce, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, organic persimmons, organic hechiya persimmon, Cooking


Squash in the Box: Your Quick Guide to Boston Organic's Varieties

Posted by Boston Organics on Oct 5, 2021 5:00:00 AM

While fewer hours of daylight and cooler days ahead might trigger anxiety about the inevitable blizzards and subsequent MBTA delays, there's some good news: squash season is upon us. Study up on all the squash varieties you may find in your Boston Organics boxes, so you can make the most of these versatile vehicles of flavor.

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Topics: Recipes, Fall Produce, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Newsletter, winter squash, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Guides and Infographics, Original Boston Organics Blog


Meet Our Friend the Beet

Posted by Boston Organics on Aug 23, 2021 12:15:00 AM

Beets are one of the most misunderstood vegetables. The earthy root is habitually snubbed by young children who are only familiar with the over-salted and mushy variety they’re served from a can.

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Topics: Recipes, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Newsletter, boston organics, organic produce, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston


Wild Blueberries Are Back!

Posted by Boston Organics on Aug 17, 2021 12:15:00 AM

August/September are wild blueberry harvesting season! It's a short, sporadic season so get them while you can! We’ve had organic blueberries (half-pint) available as an add-on for several weeks, but wild blueberries are in another league entirely.

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, organic blueberries, Newsletter, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, summer produce


Why You Need To Try Garlic Scapes Right Now

Posted by Boston Organics on Jul 1, 2021 9:35:00 AM

Even the organic food movement —as grounded as it is in a holistic understanding of traditional farming methods, environmentalism and nutrient-rich food —is not immune to fads. Every few months, it seems someone has suddenly “discovered” the benefits of eating pea shoots, grapefruit or kale.

More often than not, these foods, which are spontaneously thrust into the national spotlight, are foods that the Boston Organics Community has been growing and eating for years.

Garlic scapes, one of our favorite early summer vegetables, seem to be enjoying a just such a Renaissance moment. While the Boston Organics Crew already loves cooking with them, we’re excited to see so many people trying garlic scapes for the very first time.

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, organic garlic scapes, Original Boston Organics Blog


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