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.

Brite Harvest Farm

 

BREAKING NEWS! 

Family Dinner is growing! We will be advertising on NRP/WBUR this week. Listen in on your morning drive, cheer loudly in your cars, and spread the word to your fellow commuters stuck in the hellacious gridlock of 93 South.

This week: 

People often ask how Family Dinner operates in the winter when the fields in New England look like the frozen terroir of the White Walkers. 

The answer is we have to get creative, cast a wider net and the result is we get to meet amazing people growing really delicious products in nonconventional ways.

This week we took a trip back to Lexington Community Farm to visit Mark Gabrenya from  Brite Harvest Farms. 

To get to Mark, you walk through the rows of kale and carrots, up a hill and past the alpacas. ( I paused to tell them a joke: "You guys wanna go on a trip? Alpaca my bags!" They were nonplussed.) Once you see the 40ft shipping container, you can stop. You're at the right place.

Mark grows greens year round in a recycling shipping container from local start-up Freight Farms. He grows hydroponically - meaning the plants are grown in a water-based, nutrient rich solution. They grow under lights supported by solar power, it is an amazing operation.

Growing in a 40-foot recycled shipping container with solar power allows Mark to harvest greens regardless of the outside temperatures. The lettuces and greens are more delicate than their soil-based compatriots outside, but holy heck are they tasty.  The leaves are tender but textured and very simply lettucey. Lettuce like. Hmm. That's not right. Letticious? 

You get the point, they're delicious.

We will have Brite Harvest green partially in our rotation for the coming months. We hope you enjoy!

 

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein -  Hot Italian Sausage from Feather Brook Farms; Fresh Ricotta from the Mozzarella House
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock from Red's Best; Fresh Ricotta from the Mozzarella House
Vegetarians - Pierogi from Jaju Pierogi; Fresh Ricotta from the Mozzarella House
Paleo Proteins -Hot Italian Sausage from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Brite Harvest (Tuesday will have Lettuce from Brookford Farm); Spinach and Beets from Brookford Farm;  Rainbow Carrots from Busa Farm
Grain - Pizza Dough from Forge
Special Treat - Cherry Oat Cookies from Lemon and Salt Bakery

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Hot Italian Sausage from Feather Brook Farms; Fresh Ricotta from the Mozzarella House; Haddock from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock and Spanish Mackerel from Red's Best; Fresh Ricotta from the Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Paleo Proteins - Hot Italian Sausage from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Haddock from Red's Best
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Brite Harvest (Tuesday will have Lettuce from Brookford Farm); Spinach and Beets from Brookford Farm; Onions and Rainbow Carrots from Busa Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm
Grain - Pizza Dough from Forge
Special Treat - Cherry Oat Cookies from Lemon and Salt Bakery; Macaroons from Maca 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Hot Italian Sausage and Steak from Feather Brook Farms; Fresh Ricotta from the Mozzarella House; Haddock from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Butter
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock, Tuna and Spanish Mackerel from Red's Best; Fresh Ricotta from the Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Butter
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Brite Harvest (Tuesday will have Lettuce from Brookford Farm); Potatoes, Kale, Spinach and Beets from Brookford Farm; Onions and Rainbow Carrots from Busa Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm
Grain - Pizza Dough from Forge; Pierogi from Jaju
Special Treat - Cherry Oat Cookies from Lemon and Salt Bakery; Macaroons from Maca 


RECIPES

Calzones: I can't wait to put on my elastic waist pants and dive into this one. Super versatile. I'll skip the salami and include sauteed Hot Italian Sausage from Tad. 

Haddock with Mustard Greens: Once you have recovered from the little slice of heaven in the above recipe, here is a lighter, fresher dish to cleanse your palette.

Roasted Carrots with Ricotta: If you haven't eaten up all that ricotta with a spoon, it will go really nicely with roasted carrots as a great side dish. It also makes and amazing sweet or savory toast if you have any left over bread.