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.
Topic: Organic Grocery Add-Ons
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The power suit is a staple of many offices, but what about a power smoothie? Organic smoothies are a delicious and easy way to get in a serving of fruit or vegetable (or three!) and keep your energy up between meals. A break room blender and the contents of your Boston Organics box open a world of snacking possibilities for you and your office staff. By combining a liquid (almond milk, dairy milk, juice, coconut water), a thickener (banana, avocado, oats, yogurt), a protein (nut butter, yogurt) and fruit or vegetables, you can mix and match endlessly. Here are some of our favorite recipes, simple enough for a healthy office environment.
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.
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!
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
In the cold months, we slow down a litte, spend more time inside, bundle up in layers...and eat root vegetables. With the yearning for sunshine and warmth may come a yearning for springtime vegetables. While we're not quite at the point where winter and roots are going away (regardless of what the occasional spring-like day might suggest), there is still plenty of good eating to be had from these relatively low carbon-footprint local vegetables. Explore techniques and recipes for The Classics, Glazing, Braising, Pickling or Fermenting, Chips, Gnocchi, Au Gratin, Latkes, Salads and more!
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Beans are high in protein making them a popular food for vegetarian and vegan diets. But you don't have to be a herbivore to enjoy these nutrient rich legumes that lend themselves to all kinds of wonderful dishes. And we've got a terrific new local source (ME) for heirloom beans, Baer's Best.
For the past three decades Charley and Carol Baer have been specializing in heirloom bean varieties that have grown here in the Northeast since colonial days. Many years ago beans were a New England staple and some local people may remember the traditional Saturday night meal of baked beans and brown bread. Now many people are rediscovering the benefits and pleasures of having beans as a regular part of their diet and finding new ways to enjoy these specialty beans.
Learn more here about the health benefits and how to cook dried beans!
Spring is a busy season for New England farmers and it takes planning and persistence to keep up with the demands of outdoor growing. They’ve certainly been successful because we’re able to find more crop diversity! Next week we'll see new produce in deliveries like eggplant, red bell peppers, black radishes, oyster mushrooms, and sunchokes!
This week’s featured add-ons are local greens, organic overnight oat packets, and eco-friendly detergent strips. The Boston Organics Community uses organic produce delivery as the most convenient way to sustainably source their food and other grocery items.
The simplest dashi is vegan and is essentially just boiling kombu (seaweed) in hot water. Dashi is delicious soup base for your next homemade ramen, miso soup, cooking liquid for sauces, or a protein marinade!