With the first few days of school done and dusted and a full week yawning ahead it's a good time to ease your morning routine while starting the day off right. Knowing your produce box will be full of fruits and veggies that form the base for healthy meals, and that we've got a wide selection of add-ons, helps ensure you have everything you need without the hassle of the grocery store.
Throughout the year, Boston Organics’ network of farm partners supplies us with fresh, local produce. These relationships are at the heart of what we do. One special star of the late spring/early summer local season, for more than 15 years, is Atlas Farms, which at the moment is keeping our Boston Organics Community in baby bok choy, leafy lettuces, kale and chard and collard greens. And as the season progresses we'll have summer squash, poblano peppers, fennel and evermore greens!
Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, organic kale, Organic Cucumbers, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, organic corn, organic green leaf lettuce, baby bok choy, Organic Scallions
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.
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
New Year’s eve can be a roaring fun time, provided you've got enough delicious snacks to help us make it until midnight. Keep your party and table lively with help from Boston Organics. Enjoy the party, skip the grocery store.
Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, organic tomatoes, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, Organic Squash, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, organic rosemary
When the weather turns cold, it is lovely to wrap your chilled hands around a warm cup of something delicious. It’s even nicer when you can share a steaming mug with a friend. These recipes are a little indulgent, perfect for this festive season. Though it’s easy enough to add a nip of something else to further the warming, these recipes are perfect by themselves, so you can share them with friends of all ages.
The organic food movement has turned average consumers into discerning foodies. There’s now an important premium on freshness and sourcing. And that’s a good thing, for sure.
While fewer hours of daylight and cooler days ahead might trigger apprehension about the approaching winter, there's some 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.
If being more environmentally-friendly was one of your New Year’s resolutions, good for you! You already contribute to sustainability by choosing to support Boston Organics, and, by extension, organic producers. These growers don’t pollute our soil and water with toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers and help build the soil to ensure that organic farming can continue for generations. This week, we’re thinking about ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to food, especially those associated with eating meat and with food waste. Read on for ideas for experimenting with reducing your food's carbon footprint.
Topics: Recipes, Organic Cabbage, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Pears, Organic Farmers, Locavore, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, Organic Root Vegetables, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, organic beets
Ever feel intimidated by cooking instructions? Not sure what to do with vegetables you receive in your Boston Organics box? Experienced cook but not quite clear on the difference between simmering and boiling? Brushing up on just a few cooking skills and terms will help you follow any recipe, or tackle any new produce item you encounter in your Boston Organics box.