The geothermal greenhouses at L'Abri Vegetal were running vigorously all winter long and it paid off with an abundant early spring harvest of organic tomatoes and cucumbers.
L'Abri Vegetal has been a pioneer in organic greenhouse growing for more than 20 years, and as a member of the Deep Root Organic Coop, they share resources and information with a collection of other small, organic farms in northern Vermont and southern Quebec.
Locavore Recipe of the Week
This recipe for Potatoes and Celeriac Au Gratin makes use of the diverse collection of local spring produce in this week's boxes. Dogma Box customers can use potatoes from Maine and celeriac from Red Fire Farm in central Massachusetts.
The homemade tomato-basil sauce that's included in the recipe highlights the wonderful flavors of fresh basil from Happy Valley Organics and the previously mentioned slicing tomatoes from Deep Root Organic Coop.
If you want to use even more local ingredients, you can even substitute in some of Kimball Brook Farm's organic half-and-half and Neighborly Farm's Monterey Jack—both available in the dairy section of our add-on page.
This Week's Local Produce
Happy Valley Organics
Deep Root Organic Coop
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!