Orders placed today will be delivered on Saturday 04/11 and Tuesday 04/14

Family Dinner Updates

Dear Family Dinner Members:

We wanted to reach out to you to discuss the steps we are taking at Family Dinner around the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
General 
Family Dinner is not yet being affected in major ways by the virus. Some of our delivery locations will change as will delivery processes (more on this to follow) - but our core business remains the same. We are happy to continue working with and supporting our network of farmers at a critical time when farmer's markets and other public venues are closing. And they are eager to continue working with us, so that all of you have access their delicious food.
We are closely following all of the information from the CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. We will share any updates or changes in procedure to you.
Packing and Deliveries:
We will be packing our shares in paper bags for the foreseeable future. We are committed to using as few single-use materials as possible, but this move to paper seems prudent.
We will still be delivering right to your door, but will be following the practice of "unattended delivery" for the time being. You will still receive a text when your driver is on their way. Your driver will be instructed to ring the doorbell and then leave your share on the porch or in a cooler if you have left one. 
Drivers 
We have informed our drivers about these precautionary steps and changes in procedure. They have also been briefed on our additional cleaning and sanitizing protocols at our kitchen. 
Finally we have told our team that if they are not feeling well that they should not come into work. We have also told them that they will be paid for any work that they miss due to illness. Paid sick leave is not something we are required to do but it is something we deeply believe in. 
We want to do everything possible to keep this wonderful community healthy, happy, and well fed. Please let your friends and family know that we are still delivering, and would be happy to serve them while we all weather this storm together.
Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions. We're here.  
Best,
Erin + Tim
PS: This photo of sheep taken yesterday at Lillooet Farm in Boxford, MA has zero to do with the serious content of this email. However, if you're going to get an email from us that has no puns, no references to Beyonce and no questionable language - there should at least be a photo of cute animals. You gotta celebrate moments of fun and beauty when they come your way.

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Cheese from Bell & Goose Cheese
Pescatarian Protein - Fluke from Red's Best; Cheese from Bell & Goose Cheese
Vegetarians - Veggie Burgers from Farm House Burgers; Cheese from Bell & Goose Cheese
Paleo Proteins - Ground Beef and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Heron Pond Farm; Napa Cabbage from Brookford Farm; Onions from Three Sisters Garden Project and Brookford Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchards
Grain - Country Bread from Iggy's Bread
Special Treat - Cookies from Pure Pastry ***

*** Correction: We learned on Friday, after the email went out, that these cookies would not be gluten free.  They were not provided to anyone who expressed an allergy or aversion to Gluten, but we wanted to be very clear about what they are, so they are not shared with someone who may have a Gluten sensitivity ***

 

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Cheese from Bell & Goose Cheese; Fluke from Red's Best
Pescatarian Protein - Fluke and Salmon from Red's Best; Cheese from Bell & Goose Cheese; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarians - Veggie Burgers from Farm House Burgers; Tamales from Tex- Mex Eats; Cheese from Bell & Goose Cheese; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Ground Beef and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Fluke from Red's Best
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Heron Pond Farm; Napa Cabbage from Brookford Farm; Onions from Three Sisters Garden Project and Brookford Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Micro Greens from Generation Farm; Apples from Apex Orchards
Grain - Country Bread from Iggy's Bread
Special Treat - Cookies from Pure Pastry ***

*** Correction: We learned on Friday, after the email went out, that these cookies would not be gluten free.  They were not provided to anyone who expressed an allergy or aversion to Gluten, but we wanted to be very clear about what they are, so they are not shared with someone who may have a Gluten sensitivity ***

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein Ground Beef and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Cheese from Bell & Goose Cheese; Fluke from Red's Best; Sausage from Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Fluke, Black Sea Bass and Salmon from Red's Best; Cheese from Bell & Goose Cheese; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Cottage Cheese from Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Heron Pond Farm; Napa Cabbage and Parsnips from Brookford Farm; Onions from Three Sisters Garden Project and Brookford Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Micro Greens from Generation Farm; Apples from Apex Orchards; Mini Pac Choi
Grain - Country Bread from Iggy's Bread; Brewers Crackers
Special Treat -  Gluten Free Cookies from Pure Pastry ***

*** Correction: We learned on Friday, after the email went out, that these cookies would not be gluten free.  They were not provided to anyone who expressed an allergy or aversion to Gluten, but we wanted to be very clear about what they are, so they are not shared with someone who may have a Gluten sensitivity ***

 

RECIPES

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls: Ina calls for ground beef, but you can also mix in pork, or tempeh or tofu with the rice.

Patty Melts: Heaven on a plate. Riff away on this.

Baked Fluke: Fluke stands in for the flounder here. This could not be easier or more delicious.