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.
Topic: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper
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.
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.
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.
The Chioggia beet (pronounced kee-OH-gee-uh), also known as the candy stripe or bulls-eye beet, is as beautiful as it is delicious. Its deep pink and white spirals add a burst of color to a variety of dishes. Here's everything you need to know about this exotic root veggie.
If you’re looking to step a little outside of your comfort zone, papayas are a must-try! Native to tropical regions, papayas are a staple fruit South American and Caribbean cuisines. Occasionally we'll have a limited supply of them -- this week (4/26/21) you can find them in our all fruit, 2/3 fruit, and small box!
Topics: Organic Turnips, Recipes, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Organic Root Vegetables, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, miscellaneous, Original Boston Organics Blog
Legumes are a the seeds of plants from the legume family, which includes beans, peas, lentils, and peanuts. Sprouting your own legumes will make it easier for your body to absorb vitamins and minerals stored inside the food.
Fresh organic herbs are easy to enjoy on their own, with their leaves of many shapes and sizes, and distinct fragrances that make you want to walk around with a bundle tied to your nose. But it can be hard to keep track of them all, and to figure out how to use them while the tender leaves are still fresh. Boston Organics is here to help you keep these flavorful plants straight so you can use them with ease.
Turnips are a root vegetable that are available year-round, but 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.