Orders placed today will be delivered on Saturday 12/21 and Tuesday 12/24

But first, Coffee.

 

You asked and we have heard your cries for coffee. Folks started asking over a year ago when coffee (and for some folks, when WINE) would be available in the a la carte offering for the shares. It took us some time and some sleuthing around for the best folks to partner with, but we are ready to bring Tandem Coffee to the Family Dinner table.

We have long been fans of their incredible coffee, we drink it by the gallon at Vinal Bakery in Somerville, and at Tandems two locations in Portland, ME. The more we dug into their story and talked with their incredible staff, the more hooked we are.

"In 2012, after working in coffee in Boston, Martha's Vineyard, San Francisco, and New York, Will and Kathleen Pratt found a home for Tandem Coffee Roasters in Portland, Maine. With Will’s background in carpentry and Kathleen’s immaculate painting and sanding skills (plus the occasional libation from their neighbors at Bunker Brewing Co.) they built a cozy cafe and roastery in a beautiful 1930s brick building nestled in East Bayside—a neighborhood they are excited to call home.

Tandem wholesales to businesses who share their commitment to quality and detail. They travel to origin every year to source the best tasting coffees they can find, as well as to build the relationships they've already started with farmers, exporters, and importers. Their coffees are roasted on the lighter side of things to highlight the unique flavors each one has to offer, and to represent all the hard work that has gone in throughout the entire process. "

We love that commitment to detail and respect of the origin of the product.

We are bringing you their West End Blues offering. The folks at Tandem say:

West End Blues is a complex blend of flavors and textures.  Fruity but not fruit forward, grounded in chocolate and sparkling with zesty notes of baking spices and tea, WEB shines when combined with milk but stands on its own as a killer drip coffee." 

SO! How do you get it?!?!

Add it on to your weekly share in the a la carte section. We are running a special for $13 bag through September. The price will increase to $16/bag in October. Each week they will roast on Wednesday and we will deliver to you that Saturday. Doesn't get any damn fresher than that.

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein -  Haddock from Red's Best; Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock from Red's Best; Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House
Vegetarians - Tamales from Tex-Mex Eats;  Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House
Paleo Proteins - Haddock from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Red Lettuce and Zucchini from Brookford Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Tomatoes from Busa Farm
Grain - Basil Pappardelle from Valicenti Pasta
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Haddock from Red's Best; Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House; Italian Sausage and Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock and Red Fish from Red's Best; Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Paleo Proteins - Haddock from Red's Best; Italian Sausage and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Red Lettuce and Zucchini from Brookford Farm; Mustard Greens and Celery Root from Clark Farm; Tomatoes from Busa Farm; Peaches from Kimball Fruit Farm
Grain - Basil Pappardelle from Valicenti Pasta
Special Treat  Caramels from McCrea's; Nuts from Q's Nuts 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Haddock from Red's Best; Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House; Italian Sausage and Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Beer Brats from Brookford Farm; Butter from Vermont Creamery
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock, Sea Bass and Red Fish from Red's Best; Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Butter from Vermont Creamery
Fruits and Veggies - Beans from Blossom Brook Farm; Red Lettuce and Zucchini from Brookford Farm; Mustard Greens and Celery Root from Clark Farm; Eggplant  and Tomatoes from Busa Farm; Peaches from Kimball Fruit Farm
Grain - Basil Pappardelle and Ravioli from Valicenti Pasta
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's; Nuts from Q's Nuts 


RECIPES

Celery Root a Few Ways: Fear not this knobby little weirdo. Its flavor is delicious raw or pureed with tons and tons of butter. Here the KITCHN gives you a few ideas on how to prep and prepare this veggie. 

* Don't throw the greens away! They look and taste a lot like parsley. They can be chopped finely and added to any salad or included in any stock

Sauteed White Fish with Mustard Greens: The mustards have a bright peppery taste that lend well to Asian dishes. Pair with the Haddock and you have yourself a quick and delicious dinner.  Riff as you will on the sauce, add more garlic if you lack ginger, etc.

Eggplant with Fresh Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella:  Yes, please. Add the Zucchini or a few handfuls of the sauteed mustards if you are looking to green up this dish.