September is an interesting time in the fields and in life. It's a time when we are coming off of our summer vegetable high, and start to burrow into the fall vegetables - as the air gets brisker and sweaters come out. This time poses an opportunity in the kitchen where the last of the fresh field tomatoes can make it into a pot (before the heavy frosts take them away), and can be combined with some of the delicious offerings that those frosts bring, like our brassica buddies! Basically, in one pot we can both be looking back on the past season as well as looking forward to changes that will be brought about in the new autumnal season starting on Tuesday.
The eco-friendly meal delivery service you can only get around here
"Food people and busy people — or, in all likeliness, both — have all probably dabbled in meal delivery services like Blue Apron, Sun Basket, Needham-based Purple Carrot, or a CSA share.
"Family Dinner, a food delivery service founded in 2017, mixes the best of both. You sign up online for the share size that is right for your family, or you can pick and choose from a selection of farm fresh and seasonal meats, fish, dairy, and locally produced vegan options. They e-mail you recipe ideas when your order is on the way, and it’s hand-delivered in a reusable bag that you give back the next time you order. Almost everything is wrapped in paper. It’s that simple."
How it Works
Step 1: Choose your share. There's no commitment. You pay week to week and you can skip or cancel at any time.
Step 2: Curation. We carefully curate each week’s share and place orders with local farmers and food purveyors. Each share contains protein, fruits, veggies and grains. Tell us if you have any allergies or aversions and we'll make substitutions.
Step 3: Cook, eat, and enjoy! We deliver your share at the end of the week. You receive an email with a list of ingredients and recipes. Cook, eat, and share the delicious things you made.
What is in a typical share?
Each share contains protein, fruits, veggies, and grains, tailored to your share type and size. We are happy to accommodate your food allergies or aversions.
Our blog, This Week's Food, captures the ingredients, farmers, and recipes that are featured in every week's share.
Here's a shot of the Omnivore Whole Share that was delivered to our customers on August 1st, along with a list of ingredients:
Proteins: Pork and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Yellow Tail Flounder from Red's Best; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies: Blueberries from Kimball Fruit Farm; Beets from Clark Farm; Swiss Chard from Brookford Farm and Drumlin Farm; Corn from Drumlin Farm; Greens from Generation Farm and Queen's Greens; Squash from Clark Farm
Grains: Bread from Forge Baking Co
Special Treat: Caramels from McCrea's; Cookie from Forge Baking Co
How does it compare with other CSAs?
We firmly believe in community supported agriculture (CSA). We want you to enjoy all of the benefits of a CSA with none of the drawbacks:
Local: We find the best ingredients from local farmers and food purveyors.
Curated: We curate a selection of proteins, veggies, dairy, grains and treats.
Flexible: Accommodation for all food allergies, and aversions.
No Food Waste: We won't overload you with any one ingredient.
No Commitment: You pay week to week. Skip or cancel anytime.
Convenient: Delivered to your door, every week.
All Seasons: We deliver the good stuff all year long.
Where do we deliver?
HOME OR OFFICE DELIVERY
Delivery on Saturday 10am-1pm anywhere inside of the 495 loop, North to Newburyport, West to Framingham, and South to Plymouth.
Delivery on Tuesday 1pm-4pm anywhere inside of the 95 loop, North to Wakefield, West to Waltham, and South to Quincy.
Not sure if we deliver to you?
We'd love to hear from you! Let us know where you are and we'll figure out how to serve you!
It's not what you think. We have not ventured way off course in the proteins department to bring you a series of mystery meats like Guinea Pig breasts and Hamster Confit (could be tasty but is there really enough thigh meat? Doubtful.)
It's far better than making dinner from domesticated pets. This is about BEING a Guinea Pig. Being a beta tester, in the best possible way.
I'm talking cookies, people.