Mixed Produce Box
Every week the box will look similar (but of rotating varieties) with salad greens, cooking greens, root veggies, seasonal vegetables, alliums and herbs, and a small assortment of fruit. You can see some of our old box flyers in our updates section, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a current newsletter.
Each week, we send out a description of the box for the upcoming delivery days. Please note that substitutions can happen from time to time, and if we run out of an item, it will be replaced with another, or the quantity of an existing item will be increased. Thank you for supporting our small farm and adventurously accepting the small, sometimes random treasures we send!
Add-on Pantry Bags
We also offer rotating pantry bag options, both from our farm and from other farmer friends. Here are just a few examples from the many we offer:
Bernard Ranch citrus from Riverside, with navel or Valencia oranges, tangelos, red grapefruits, oro blanco or march white grapefruits, blood oranges, lemons or Meyer lemons, blood oranges, and others (they rotate through the seasons).
White butter beans and borlotti beans from Louie Iacopi’s Farm in Half Moon Bay.
Raw, shelled walnuts and almonds from DePalma farms in Ripon, CA.
A mix of red flame raisins, golden raisins, currants, and cherries from Hidden Star Orchards.
100% worker-owned, single-origin Peruvian medium roast organic whole bean coffee from Pachamama Coffee Cooperative.
Cucumber “seconds” from Lakeside Organic Gardens
Mixed juicing vegetable box containing carrots, cucumber, and celery from Lakeside Organic Gardens.
Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
Broccoli di cicco
Arugula and mesclun salad mix
Fall fruit box with persimmons and pomegranate
Specialty citrus bag with yuzu, bergamot, meyer lemons, and pink lemons
Olio nuovo, or fresh pressed olive oil. This is from Frantoio Olivestri in Umbria. Pressed with two black and two green olive varieties grown in the area around the town, it’s cloudy, with a fresh and alive flavor, I don’t know how else describe it. Selling fresh pressed olive oil is a thing, as the oil has these “fresh” qualities for about a month or two after it arrives here. Then it becomes regular extra virgin olive oil. It’s the same olive oil sold at other times of the year as regular extra virgin olive oil.
Pasta and Gluten-Free Pasta
Granoro is a pasta company based in Puglia, and we have a pantry item of three of premium pastas, two packages of spaghetti, and one each of pappardelle, and orecchiette. These pastas are made from wheat grown in Puglia, bronze extruded, with attention paid to slowly drying the pasta for higher quality. You will notice the difference compared to regular supermarket Italian dried pasta, and at a very reasonable price. The different shapes provide lots of opportunities for making pasta with farm box ingredients, as well as traditional meat sauces.
Granoro has a gluten-free pasta line, with a combination of quinoa, rice, and corn flours. These are pretty close to the real thing. There are many households out there that stopped making pasta because someone became gluten intolerant. I strongly recommend giving these a try, so that you can make pasta a household habit once again. These three different shapes provide some variety to your pasta making.
Anticia Valle d’Ofanta grilled artichoke hearts from Puglia. These artichokes are grown, cooked, and packed by this farm in Puglia and they are really good, especially for this price. I got a jar to try out and they are close to using a fresh baby artichoke. No vinegar, packed in safflower oil for neutral flavor, they are great to throw in pastas, an omelet, or cut up and dressed up with a little vinegar, lemon zest, a splash of olio nuovo and pinch of Sicilian sea salt.
ADI Apicultora Italian raw chestnut honey. Chestnut honey is like no other honey. Dark, rich, strongly flavored. It is often used in savory cooking, with game birds, roasting root vegetables, or with gorgonzola cheese and pears. Try it on a piece of bread to get a more robust honey flavor than you are used to.
Coarse sea salt from Sicily
Cornneal and Wheat Flour
Stone milled white cornmeal and heirloom whole wheat flour from Capay Mills