Funky Fiddles.

Funky Fiddles.

Hello, folks!

A couple fun announcements:

Love on Mom/Treat Yourself:  We have launched a Momma's Day collection in the store that we are pleased as punch to share. We love fêting a good holiday around here, but also love putting together a beautiful collection for you to Treat Yourself and make a holiday out of any day. 

This collection is chock-full of goods from some bad-ass woman-owned businesses like Karen from Fox & the Knife (Bucatini! Focaccia!), Jen from Forge Baking Co (Bake at Home Sticky Buns!), EHChocolatier (BON BONS, BABY!), Sarah from VINAL (English Muffins made by angels!), and so much more. Whatever you want to celebrate, these little delights are here for you.

Note: Vinal Muffins are SATURDAY delivery ONLY

Non-Local, but Still Awesome Veggies

Last week, we are added three non-local items to the store: Organic, Fair Trade Avocados and Bananas, and Organic Citrus. These items will NEVER show up in your regular shares--they will only show up if you order them specifically. Shannon wanted to let you know the why of this choice, why these avos and bananas in particular. She shares the story of Equal Exchange and the importance of organic here.

Have a great day, we will see you soon!

Erin + Tim

FUNKY FIDDLES

Often, when less well-known veggies come through the seasonal mix, we can only include them in the Double Shares given that they are very limited in quantity. This week Shannon knew it was Fiddlehead season and was determined to get them for everyone. She tracked down Fiddleheads with the ferocity of Indiana Jones seeking the Holy Grail in the Last Crusade and we hope you love them. (Can someone please tell the Millennials in the room who Harrison Ford is?)

Fiddleheads are the curly fronds of a young fern, used in many Asian, Indian, and French cuisines. They have a slightly earthy or woody taste, like a second cousin of asparagus who did a semester abroad and came back with an attitude. 

Known by their scientific name Polystichum munitum from the genus Fernus Fiddillium Maximus*, they are abundant in North America but need to be very carefully harvested, so as to not destroy the plant.  These little guys come from Joe Czajkowski's 400-acre farm in Hadley, MA and they are ready for supper time.

When thinking about what to do with a new ingredient, I love to turn to the KITCHN, a site that shares the story of an ingredient as well as several ideas on how to prepare it. On the topic of Fiddleheads they ask: "How can you not love something that looks like it came straight from a Tim Burton movie?"  Good Question.  Clean them and treat them simply--a bit of olive oil and a touch of salt will do. Add to pasta or rice. If you're feeling saucy, try them in a curry.  We can't wait to see what you make!

*This term is 100% made up, but I like it.

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

Delivery dates: Saturday, 5/1 and Tuesday, 5/4

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

Add-on Grain of the Week - Pizza Shells from Iggy's
Add-on Bread of the Week - Spelt Bread from Forge
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Croissants from Forge

NEW!

Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Garlic Scape Linguine Pasta from Valicenti 
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Sugarloaf Alpine Cheese 
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Muhammara from Magic Bites

HALF SHARE

Note: The Pescatarian Selection this week is Whole Loligo Squid from Red's. Jamey, the Director of their Sustainable Seafood Program and Jared, the CEO are extremely excited for this offering and encouraged us to include it. The season for the squid is short and it is a delicious offering. Some tips on how to clean them are here.

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Ricotta from Mozzarella House
Pescatarian Protein - Squid from Red's Best; Ricotta from Mozzarella House
Vegetarian Proteins - Bean Salad from Forge; Ricotta from Mozzarella House
Paleo Proteins - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Fiddleheads from Joe Czajkowski Farm; Apples from Champlain Orchards; Lettuce from Drumlin Farm and Gotham Greens; Carrots from Brookford Farm
Grain - Basil Garganelle from Valicenti
Special Treat - Brownie Bites from Forge

WHOLE SHARE 

Note: The Pescatarian Selection this week is Whole Loligo Squid from Red's. Jamey, the Director of their Sustainable Seafood Program and Jared, the CEO are extremely excited for this offering and encouraged us to include it. The season for the squid is short and it is a delicious offering. Some tips on how to clean them are here

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Chorizo from Feather Brook Farms; Ricotta from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Squid and Halibut from Red's Best; Ricotta from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins - Bean Salad from Forge; Barley from Maine Grains; Ricotta from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Chorizo from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Fiddleheads from Joe Czajkowski Farm; Apples from Champlain Orchards; Lettuce from Drumlin Farm and Gotham Greens; Carrots and Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Greens from Langwater Farm and Brookford Farm
Grain - Basil Garganelle from Valicenti
Special Treat - Brownie Bites from Forge; Caramels from McCrea's

DOUBLE SHARE

Note: The Pescatarian Selection this week is Whole Loligo Squid from Red's. Jamey, the Director of their Sustainable Seafood Program and Jared, the CEO are extremely excited for this offering and encouraged us to include it. The season for the squid is short and it is a delicious offering. Some tips on how to clean them are here

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Chorizo from Feather Brook Farms; Bacon from Longest Acre Farm; Ricotta from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Stuffed Grape Leaves from Magic Bites
Pescatarian Protein - Squid, Halibut, and Red Fish from Red's Best; Ricotta from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Stuffed Grape Leaves from Magic Bites
Vegetarian Proteins - Bean Salad from Forge; Barley from Maine Grains; Shawarma from Littleburg; Ricotta from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Stuffed Grape Leaves from Magic Bites
Paleo Proteins - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Chorizo from Feather Brook Farms; Bacon from Longest Acre Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Fiddleheads from Joe Czajkowski Farm; Apples from Champlain Orchards; Lettuce from Drumlin Farm and Gotham Greens; Carrots and Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Greens from Langwater Farm and Brookford Farm; Green Garlic from Iron Ox Farm and Shady Corner Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm
Grain - Basil Garganelle from Valicenti; Sea Salt Chocolate Seed'Nola from 88 Acres
Special Treat - Brownie Bites from Forge; Caramels from McCrea's

RECIPES

(from Shannon)

Spring Tart with Fiddleheads - Try this yummy deliciousness! 

Carrot and Ricotta Tart - I've been waiting to send this one for a while! Looks delicious and a new way to use up your delicious carrots!

Honey Mustard Chicken and Apples - Are you stocked with Chef Daryl's Sauces? Whether you are or not, try out this wonderful recipe! 

Green Garlic? - Is green garlic new to you? Check out this article to familiarize yourself and ways to use it! 

Chorizo Hash - Spice up your brunch menu with this almost one-skillet wonder!

ACV - I was recently reading about making my own Apple Cider Vinegar, and thought what a wonderful way for folks to get the most from their shares! So eat your apple now and then in 6 weeks make an Apple Cider Vinaigrette to go on top of all of your amazing salads, to marinate your summer meats for BBQs, and more! 

Red Fish Galore - Get excited to try a new Red Fish Recipe! Here are 5 different ways you can cook up Red Fish!

Barley - Is preparing barley new to you? Check out this link for prepping it! For the vegetarians, I'm seeing a bright grain bowl in your future--shaved carrots, some cabbage or radishes from last week if you still have them, add some greens and enjoy!! 

Want to share recipes that wow'ed you or show off something incredible that is just going to make me hungry while checking emails? Drop us a line over at recipes@sharefamilydinner.com. We'll be highlighting your recipes and creations in coming weeks!  (I am loving all the things you have sent! Stay tuned for highlights coming soon!)