Beautiful orangey, red Persimmons are now in season and will show up in many boxes during their October-February season. An often underrated treat, persimmons are sweet and delicious, adding a honey-like brightness to desserts, salads and as a snack. Two primary varieties of persimmons are available - fuyu and hachiya - with differences in how they are eaten and prepared. To make the most of your persimmons, learn more about this delicious, seasonal fruit.
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With the shortening of the days come, pomegranates! Eating their seeds means a feast for the mouth and the eyes: both their burst of sweet and tart flavor and their bright red color are welcome this time of year.
Sweet potatoes figure prominently in many Thanksgiving feasts, other times of the year they may be forgotten. But sweet potatoes are among the healthiest and most versatile vegetables available during the winter - be they baked, steamed or roasted; in soups, curries and stews - so it's no surprise that they show up frequently in New England cooking.
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While fewer hours of daylight and cooler days ahead might trigger apprehension about the approaching winter, there's good news: it's squash season! Colorful, shapely and substantial squash are the workhorse of the winter kitchen lending themselves to soups, stews, curries, pastas, even pies and more!
Learn all about the squash varieties you may find in your Boston Organics boxes, so you can make the most of these versatile vehicles of flavor.
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?!?
Turnips are a root vegetable available year-round, but are best in the fall. Bite into the fleshy white-purple bulb of a turnip for a slight bite or feast on the hearty leafy greens.
Leafy greens are coming into peak season and so many wonderful varieties are available from our local farms! Greens are delicious on their own and can be elevated with our perfect recipe formula.
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While many people associate the catchall term 'squash' with the chilly winter months, summer squash varieties are a staple of the sunny season. As pleasant and colorful as our beautiful summers these seasonal beauties come in glorious shades of yellow and green and can add body and flavor to everything from quick breads and muffins to soups, stews, tacos, salad and more! Think of summer squash as a term for any of the soft-rind squashes of the warm season.
Summer squashes are among our favorite summer vegetables. They are versatile, easy to cook, low in calories and lend themselves to numerous summer dishes from summery salads, to soups, stews, tacos and more! Whether roasted, grilled, bakes, fried, sauteed or served raw local, in-season summer squashes are sure to please! Fresh summer squashes will generally last numerous days in the refrigerator - store unwashed in a plastic bag until you're ready to use them.
It's late summer which means the days are getting a little bit shorter and the nights are getting a little bit cooler. What this also means is that a plethora of pepper varieties are reaching their full maturity, turning into their ultimate color destiny and finding themselves in many Boston Organics' produce boxes! To celebrate peak pepper season we created The Boston Organics Pepper Guide. Check it out!
Blueberries are blue, sweet potatoes are sweet (though not actually potatoes), peaches are peachy but eggplants?!? Where did they ever get that moniker? While it's possible to make a delicious eggplant omelet, a hen's contritbution is required!