From outdoor movies to beach outings to hikes to cookouts, summer can be a bustle of activity. All that fun can be exhausting! This week, we’re here with foolproof summer comfort food recipes to help you feel nourished so you can keep having fun. In your helter-skelter summer swelter, feel free to dream of cooler days with this hearty–but not too hearty–fare.
Welcome to the Purchaser’s Corner! Here you’ll find periodic updates from our Purchasing Team on what’s new and exciting from our farm partners, as well insight into the world of our farmers.
Timing is everything when eating a pear. Eat one before it's ripe and it will be crunchy but devoid of flavor. Eat one past its peak and the mushy texture will ruin the whole experience.
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.
Celeriac might not be winning any beauty contests, but once you get past the other-worldly looks of this underdog root vegetable, you’ll find a mild-tasting and fragrant interior that’ll surely win you over.
Fall is an incredible time of year. The leaves change color, the air is crisp, and we get to pull out our favorite sweaters from the back of the closet. Also, we get to enjoy the produce that helps keep us warm as it cools down. Check out our fall produce guide to learn a bit more about what's to come from Boston Organics this season.
Summer is winding down and while that might trigger anxiety about the inevitable blizzards and subsequent MBTA delays ahead, 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.
August/September are wild blueberry harvesting season! It's a short, sporadic season so get them while you can! We’ve had organic blueberries (half-pint) available as an add-on for several weeks, but wild blueberries are in another league entirely.
Growth is a year-round concept for Troy Asher, packinghouse manager of Atlas Farm (South Deerfield, MA). But the shorter winter days do bring a bit of an expected slowdown.
Topics: Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, know your farm, Atlas Farm, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, winter, on the farm, harvest preparation
For several of the farms that stock our deliveries with local produce and goods, this is still a busy time of year. The winter months are often a time to repair and reassess ahead of the growing season.
Topics: Red Fire Farm, Recipes, Organic Cabbage, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, know your farm, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, organic beets, winter, on the farm, organic rutabagas, harvest preparation, greenhouse