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.
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To support sustainable food systems, eating organic is pretty much a slam dunk – right? By choosing organic foods, consumers can look forward to increased ecological biodiversity, healthier soil and water, and an absence of GMOs, synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.
But the lifespan and, as a result, the impact of our food doesn’t stop there. Between the farms and our forks are vast systems responsible for the movement of fresh food all year round. And right in the midst is Boston Organics!
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Hanging onto summer: Organic corn
Sweet, tender organic corn-on-cob says end-of-summer like almost nothing else. While exquisite, corn is very susceptible to pests, particularly silkworms. Unlike conventional growers, organic corn growers can't spray their fields with chemical pesticides, which is a big invitation for the little buggers to eat away.
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.
From outdoor movies to beach outings to hikes to cookouts, we're all into making the most of these last days of summer, and that includes taking advantage of all the fabulous produce available this time of year - eggplant, summer squash, tomatoes, corn and more! This week we’re here with foolproof late August comfort food recipes that'll help you embrace the summer vibe while eating healthy and locally.
Kitchen Garden Farm is a 50-acre, certified organic farm located in Sunderland, MA, the heart of the fertile Pioneer Valley. Owners Caroline Pam and Tom Wilcox are passionate about all things food, and dedicated to the craft of growing the most delicious produce possible. On their 25 acres of farmland a diverse array of organic vegetables grow.After purchasing their first parcel of land in 2006 the couple spent many years acquiring more acreage while painstakingly converting the previously conventionally farmed land to organic farming. Caroline and Tim are committed to growing healthy soils by cultivating a wide range of biodiverse crops, improving crop rotation and cover cropping. In 2014 the farm received organic certification and the Boston Organics Community has been enjoying the bounty of the produce and products - like fire roasted chili or tomatillo salsa and naturally fermented sriracha - from Kitchen Garden Farm since 2015.
So far this year, Boston Organics' customers have enjoyed bunched root crops and early spring produce like baby bok choy and mustard greens, be on the look out for the coveted summer harvest of cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, peppers and eggplant from Kitchen Garden Farm.
The duo is highly involved in their local community: Caroline is a periodic contributor to Edible Pioneer Valley and a monthly contributor for the Daily Hampshire Gazette. If you have a second, take a moment and read her article about women in farming!
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 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 greens. And as the season progresses we'll have summer squash, poblano peppers, fennel and evermore greens!
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Winter Moon Roots in Hadley, MA has a special treat for us this time of year: Spring-dug organic parsnips! We can hear what you're thinking - What?!? More root vegetables? Well, these babies, these first-of-the-season Spring vegetables, deserve a second look! Unbelievably sweet and flavorful, Spring parsnips are a food-loving locavore's best friend.
The fresh cool air is filling our lungs. Open the windows to your home and welcome in this beautiful day! New England harvests are gifting us an abundance of local organic produce. Take a look at all things local in our boxes this week!