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.
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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?!?
Fall is an incredible time of year. The leaves change color, the air is crisp, and those favorite, cozy sweaters are resurfacing from the back of the closet. Also we're eager to enjoy the produce that helps keep us warm as it cools down - think sweet squash, earthy beets, hearty greens. Check out our fall produce guide to learn a bit more about what's to come from Boston Organics this season.
Mention school lunches to a parent and you’re guaranteed to get an emotional response. We all remember the barely edible “food” that our own school cafeterias served, and while some schools are doing a better job of providing their students with tasty and nutritious lunch options, packing a lunch is still the best way to make sure our kids stay energized and ready to learn all day long.
Making healthy lunches for your children also teaches them positive eating habits for the future. But when it comes to school lunches, there’s nothing worse than having your kid throw out a meal that you spent money, time and energy putting together.
With junk food more accessible than ever, we want to make sure our kids are eating right when we’re not there. Below are five tips for packing a healthy school lunch that your kids will actually eat.
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!
Summer starts a little later in New England than in other parts of the country, but when it finally gets here we're treated to a delicious bounty of stone fruit, greens, and other delicious treats. For new Boston Organics customers, there might occasionally be items in your box that you're not familiar with. We've put together our Summer Produce Guide to provide you with a snapshot of what's to come this season.
Stone fruit has an element of nostalgia, bringing to mind memories of sweet, sticky hands on a hot summer day—picking through pint containers of little yellow-orange fruit at the farmers’ market and popping open vats of aromatic preserves put by for colder times. Luckily, we don’t have to wait until peak summer in New England to enjoy organic stone fruit season!
Long, warm, sunshine-filled days have put a spring in our steps and smiles on our faces! And you know what they say about spring rains bringing flowers! This mercurial weather surely has us thinking about all kinds of seasonal produce to savor. It's that time of year when we say goodbye to beets and hello to asparagus, rhubarb and strawberries! Some customers are already asking about tomatoes. Did you know it takes between 60-100 days from planting to harvest a local tomato. Today's work will be August's bounty!
Our Spring Produce Guide will tell you all about the produce you can expect to see in your box this season, as well as what to do with it.
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.