While fewer hours of daylight and cooler days ahead might trigger anxiety about the inevitable blizzards and subsequent MBTA delays, 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.
October is Fair Trade Month - The concept of Fair Trade can be traced back to 19th century Europe. Gaining commercial success in the 90's with a labeling program, the Fair Trade movement has become fragmented and confusing. In this post we explore the history, why all Fair Trade labels are not the same, and why business pioneers in the movement like Equal Exchange and Deans Beans are focusing less on labels and more on business transparency.
Even the organic food movement —as grounded as it is in a holistic understanding of traditional farming methods, environmentalism and nutrient-rich food —is not immune to fads. Every few months, it seems someone has suddenly “discovered” the benefits of eating pea shoots, grapefruit or kale.
More often than not, these foods, which are spontaneously thrust into the national spotlight, are foods that the Boston Organics Community has been growing and eating for years.
Garlic scapes, one of our favorite early summer vegetables, seem to be enjoying a just such a Renaissance moment. While the Boston Organics Crew already loves cooking with them, we’re excited to see so many people trying garlic scapes for the very first time.
Topics: Organic Turnips, Recipes, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Organic Root Vegetables, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, miscellaneous, Original Boston Organics Blog
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.
A crucial component of Thanksgiving feasts, sweet potatoes are often forgotten once the holiday seasons have passed. But sweet potatoes are some of the healthiest and most versatile vegetables available during the winter, so it should be no surprise that they’re making a comeback in New England winter cooking.
Topics: produce delivery, Recipes, CSA, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, deep root organic coop, boston organics, organic produce, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Potatoes, Organic Root Vegetables, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, miscellaneous, Original Boston Organics Blog
We're teaming up with our friends and neighbors, Bootstrap Compost, to encourage the people of Boston to take the next step towards living more sustainably.
Mandarins, a type of orange, are great snacks that are filled with juicy goodness. There are hundreds of breeds of mandarins and some we have included in your deliveries in the past are Tangerines, Clementines, Satsuma, and Tango.
What's the big dill about pickles? Pickling is one of the oldest ways to preserve food. The most common pickled food is cucumbers. You can submerge any fruit or vegetable into a brine, and let that slow and controlled fermentation process do its magic! Check out some of the best pickle recipes.
Are you familiar with the expression it’s just the tip of the iceberg? That’s the best way to describe how much you probably knew about asparagus...until now.