Watermelons are the cream of the summer crop. Juicy and refreshing, sweet and crisp, these melons make the perfect summertime dessert, picnic snack or barbeque side. But as common as watermelons are, how well do you really know them? We often just slurp down cubes and gleefully munch the top off triangular slices on hot days. Read on to get to know this taken-for-granted summer staple.
Surviving winter in New England is no easy task. Fortunately, Boston Organics keeps your kitchen stocked with fresh, healthy food even if you don’t feel like going outside.
For the first time this year, rhubarb can be found in Boston Organics boxes and as an add-on. While you may know rhubarb as something that is usually followed by "and strawberry pie", it has a a long history and an intriguing story. Read on for fascinating rhubarb facts.
According to ancient Greek myth, pomegranate seeds are—albeit indirectly—why we have winter. Persephone, the daughter of the goddess of fertility, Demeter, was kidnapped by Hades, god of the underworld. Before she was freed, Persephone ate seeds of a pomegranate. Because she had tasted food of the underworld, she was bound to return there for six months each year. During this time, her mother, despairing her daughter's absence, neglects to encourage the growth of plants.
As the days start to get shorter, pomegranates are coming into season, though for us eating their seeds means we get to enjoy a burst of sweet and tart flavor, and not a stint in the underworld. The technical name for the juicy seeds inside a pomegranate is aril, which refers to the thin skin and pulp that surrounds the tiny white seed itself. Once the arils have been freed from the membranes that surround them, you can eat the whole thing.
Though the red skin of a pomegranate may seem tough and impenetrable, with a few simple tricks, you will have a wealth of ruby red seeds on hand, ready to add to smoothies, your morning granola, salads and even soups and stews (see our favorite recipes below for ideas).
Dedicated locavores have been eating a lot of root vegetables over the last few months. Fortunately, with fresh cucumbers and heirloom tomatoes coming from Deep Root Organic Coop, the end is in sight.
Topics: produce delivery, Recipes, CSA, Happy Valley Organics, Local Dogma Box, Eat Local, deep root organic coop, boston organics, organic sunchokes, organic produce, spring produce, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, Original Boston Organics Blog
The geothermal greenhouses at L'Abri Vegetal were running vigorously all winter long and it paid off with an abundant early spring harvest of organic tomatoes and cucumbers.
Topics: produce delivery, Recipes, CSA, Happy Valley Organics, Local Dogma Box, Eat Local, Locavore, deep root organic coop, boston organics, organic produce, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, miscellaneous
A weekly update from Boston Organics.
Spring is a season of change. First the time changed. Then the weather changed. Now, as the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, the variety of fruits and vegetables in your boxes will start to change too.
Topics: produce delivery, Recipes, CSA, organic citrus, Fresh From the Farm, boston organics, organic produce, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Green Beans, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, Organic Juice, Original Boston Organics Blog
Spring is the season of seedlings, baby bunnies and all things new. Quite suitably, our local farm partners are harvesting lots of crisp, young vegetables for us this week.
Topics: Vegetarian and Vegan Food, Recipes, CSA, Local Dogma Box, Eat Local, Organic Cucumbers, deep root organic coop, boston organics, Organic Sprouts, organic produce, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, Original Boston Organics Blog
A weekly update from Boston Organics.
There’s a lot to celebrate this week! Whether you’re preparing for an Easter brunch, a Passover seder or simply reveling in the start of spring, we have plenty of delicious organic goodies for you to enjoy.
Much like pondering a glass containing equal parts water and air, the way you look at a black radish demonstrates whether you're a pessimist or an optimist.
Topics: produce delivery, Recipes, CSA, Happy Valley Organics, Local Dogma Box, Winter Produce, Newsletter, Organic Radishes, Eat Local, Winter moon farm, deep root organic coop, boston organics, organic produce, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables