There will be no deliveries on Saturday 11/30 and Tuesday 12/3. Orders placed today will be delivered on Saturday 12/7 and Tuesday 12/10.

A Berry Interesting Story.

NEWS! 
Reminder NO orders will process on Monday 11/25 for regularly scheduled delivery on Saturday 11/30 or Tuesday 12/2.  However we have great Thanksgiving shares to offer! Turkeys from Hurd Farm , Chickens from Tad and all the Thankgiving-y produce you want. Avoid the unequivocal Hell of food shopping the Fourth Week of November. Let us do all the work for you, order your share today.  All orders will be delivered on Tuesday 11/26.
THIS WEEK:
Meet Dom Fernandes, grower and owner at Fresh Meadows Farm in Carver, MA. Dom is a 3rd generation cranberry grower, tracing the tradition back to when his family immigrated from Cape Verde. 
We met Dom this week at an event with the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association, who were revealing a new logo for Massachusetts Cranberries. (and yes, I love, love LOVE my job!)
There are hundreds of cranberry growers in Massachusetts, all producing beautiful, delicious fruit. But Dom is one of just a small few who are growing organically. Like most organic growing, it's... kind of a pain. Takes more effort, more labor hours, is far more finicky about the weather and produces smaller yields. But Dom is committed, and is holding strong despite all the additional time, effort and money required. He thinks it produces a better fruit and he wants to bring his customers the best through his packaging partners at Jonathan's Sprouts. It was a joy to listen to him.
Not to get too bogged down (wink, wink) in the details of the day but, 
I didn't expect to drive an hour and half in rush hour traffic to stand in the cold at a cranberry bog and be completely inspired by the simple message of a humble and incredibly talented guy. But there I was, listening to him say the simple truth about what he does - and its exactly the simple truth about we  try to do here at Family Dinner.  Committing to eating local food and supporting small, local farmers can also be... kind of a pain. It takes effort, is finicky about weather and lacks the same cheapness and immediacy as shopping at a chain grocery store. But we sincerely believe it is better.  Better for the environment, better for you and is just the best tasting food we can find.
We hope you love the berries and love knowing where they came from.
Cheers,
Erin + Tim

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein -  Albacore Tuna from Red's Best; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Albacore Tuna from Red's Best; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farms
Vegetarians - Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Paleo Proteins -Albacore Tuna from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Brite Harvest and Brookford Farm; Kale from Busa Farm; Apples from Kimball Fruit Farm; Cranberries from Fresh Meadow Farm/Jonathan's Sprouts
Grain - Flatbread Crackers from Brewer's Crackers
Special Treat - Chocolate Covered Pretzels from Tic-Tock Chocolates

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Albacore Tuna from Red's Best; Spare Ribs and Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Cheese from Bell & Goose 
Pescatarian Protein - Albacore Tuna and Salmon from Red's Best; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farms; Cheese from Bell & Goose 
Paleo Proteins - Albacore Tuna from Red's Best; Short Ribs and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies -Lettuce from Brite Harvest and Brookford Farm; Kale from Busa Farm; Apples from Kimball Fruit Farm; Cranberries from Fresh Meadow Farm/Jonathan's Sprouts; Mushrooms from Mycoterra; Turnips from Clark Farm
Grain - Flatbread Crackers from Brewer's Crackers
Special Treat - Chocolate Covered Pretzels from Tic-Tock Chocolates; Nuts from Q's Nuts 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein -Albacore Tuna from Red's Best; Spare Ribs and Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Cheese from Bell & Goose; Pork Butt from Brookford Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Albacore Tuna, Pollock and Salmon from Red's Best; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farms; Cheese from Bell & Goose; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Brite Harvest and Brookford Farm; Kale from Busa Farm; Apples from Kimball Fruit Farm; Cranberries from Fresh Meadow Farm/Jonathan's Sprouts; Mushrooms from Mycoterra; Turnips from Clark Farm; Potatoes and Napa Cabbage from Brookford Farm
Grain - Flatbread Crackers from Brewer's Crackers; English Muffins from Vinal
Special Treat - Chocolate Covered Pretzels from Tic-Tock Chocolates; Nuts from Q's Nuts


RECIPES

CRANBERRIES: Yes! The KITCHN has ideas for cranberry sauce, but also baked goods, savory ideas and boozie beverages. ( heck yes!)

Albacore Tuna: Super Rich in Omega 3 and ready to be eaten near raw. If you have kale or bok choy kicking around, add it into the pan at the end.

Poached Tuna: If raw tuna isn't your game you can poach it for that richer, meatier taste you are looking for. I love this on a salad or in (gasp!) a pasta dish. Extra capers for me please!

Slow cooker short ribs: Your slow cooker is your best bud in these cold grey months, right after your Netflix account.  Slow and low, a bit of garlic and some broth and you are ready to go.