Local This Week

Posted by Eric Siegel on Apr 5, 2015 6:50:39 AM
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Local Organic Produce | Boston Organics

The ground has thawed in central Massachusetts and that can only mean one thing...it's time for spring dug parsnips!

Every fall, Winter Moon Farm harvests most of their parsnips so that we're able to enjoy them during the harsh New England winter, but Michael Docter always leaves a few rows of parsnips in the ground to "overwinter."

Once the snow covers the soil, the plants lose their shoots and leaves and the root begins to naturally convert its starches into sugars. In the spring, Michael pulls these super sweet and delicious parsnips from the cold, hard ground and brings them to share with the Boston Organics Community!

Locavore Recipe of the Week

The organic rainbow carrots from Deep Root Organic Coop and the fresh cut rosemary from Happy Valley Organics' greenhouses add an extra splash of color to this week's Dogma Boxes.

Combine these goodies with the local spring dug parsnips, a knob of butter and a drizzle of honey and you've got yourself one delicious locally sourced dish.

Check out this amazing spring recipe and if you're able to obtain the perfect glazing, be sure to snap a photo and tag @BostonOrganics on Twitter or Instagram.

This Week's Local Produce

Happy Valley Organics
(Whately, MA)


Winter Moon Farm
(Hadley, MA)

Radish Medley
Spring Dug Parsnips
Purple Top Turnips

Deep Root Organic Coop
(Johnson, VT)

Rainbow Carrots
Watermelon Radishes

Nature's Circle Farm
(New Limerick, ME)


Porter Farm
(Elba, NY)


Red Fire Farm
(Granby, MA)


Dwight Miller Orchards
(E. Dummerston, VT)

Empire Apples

All of the fruits and vegetables we deliver are grown without synthetic pesticides and are USDA certified organic. Interested in receiving produce that's both organic and locally sourced all year round? Check out our Local Dogma Box.

Similar to a CSA or farm share, our Local Dogma Box is filled with the best organic produce from local and regional farms and brought right to your door each week. It's the easiest way to eat like a locavore!

See This Week's Dogma Box


Topics: Local Dogma Box, Eat Local, Locavore, Organic Parsnips, spring produce, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, Original Boston Organics Blog

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