Orders placed today will be delivered on Saturday 11/16 and Tuesday 11/19

Gift Cards, Bellies and Pies (oh, my!)

A few notes before we turn it over to Christine to talk Pork Belly and wintery goodness.

Delicious Holiday Presents: Did you know? We have gift cards! Holiday gifting season is never easy, but we’re making it extremely convenient for you to treat friends and family with Family Dinner, with options from $39. Also, if you’ve been good this year, cull your wishlist and drop a hint to your loved ones if you’d like locally farmed goodies to tide you over into the new year and beyond.

Get your Pot Pie here: This week for the Whole/Double Omnivore shares we are bringing you Chicken Pot Pie from the incredible Mass Provisions in Somerville. The meat and veggies are all organic and are slow smoked. We very rarely include prepared foods but this was too good not to share. Dan  wolfed one down just last week. 

Celebrate the Small! from Christine: 

Have you noticed? It’s officially big-sweater-and-wool-socks season. Although it seems like just yesterday we were hip deep in juicy tomatoes, enormous eggplant, and tart gem-like berries, we’re full-on embracing the four seasons of bounty that New England farms serve up. Ever dependable root vegetables, yes, but also cruciferous sweetness, gorgeous apples, and humanely raised protein like the pork belly we have this week. Winter fare may not scream glamorous, but instead whispers it: The realtime harvest speaks of sustainable measures, of geographical identity, and of homegrown ingenuity.

And how better to celebrate than a good meal? Share your cooking with us @sharefamilydinner

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein
 - Pork Belly Feather Brook Farms; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Skate Wing from Red's Best; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Vegetarian Protein -  Pulled Vegan Pork from Plant Deli; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Paleo Proteins - Pork Belly Feather Brook Farms; Eggs (from Brookford Farm, Feather Brook Farms or Cider Hill Farms)
Fruits and Veggies - Savoy Cabbage, Mutsu Apples and Baby Romaine from Busa Farm; Red Onions from Brookford Farm
Grain - Yellow Eye Beans from Baer's Best
Special Treat - Donut Holes from Union Sq. Donuts


WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein
 - Pork Belly Feather Brook Farms; Chicken Pie from Mass Provisions; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Eggs (from Brookford Farm, Feather Brook Farms or Cider Hill Farms)
Pescatarian Protein - Scallops and Skate Wing from Red's Best; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Eggs (from Brookford Farm, Feather Brook Farms or Cider Hill Farms)
Vegetarian Protein - Pulled Vegan Pork from Plant Deli; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Eggs (from Brookford Farm, Feather Brook Farms or Cider Hill Farms)
Fruits and Veggies - Savoy Cabbage ,Kale, Mutsu Apples and Baby Romaine from Busa Farm; Red Onions from Brookford Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchards
Grain - Yellow Eye Beans from Baer's Best
Special Treat - Donut Holes from Union Sq. Donuts


DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein 
- Skate Wing from Red's Best;Pork Belly Feather Brook Farms; Chicken Pie from Mass Provisions; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Eggs (from Brookford Farm, Feather Brook Farms or Cider Hill Farms); CIDER from Harvard, MA (Hot Toddies, anyone?!?!)
Vegetarian Protein - Pulled Vegan Pork from Plant Deli; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Eggs (from Brookford Farm, Feather Brook Farms or Cider Hill Farms)
Fruits and Veggies - Tomatoes from Five College Farms; Leeks, Savoy Cabbage ,Kale, Mutsu Apples and Baby Romaine from Busa Farm; Red Onions from Brookford Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchards
Grain - Yellow Eye Beans from Baer's Best
Special Treat - Donut Holes from Union Sq. Donuts; Turtles from Winfrey's Candy


RECIPES

 

(From Christine)

Pork Adobo Many are familiar with the chicken version of this Filipino national dish, but stewing a rich medley of pork belly chunks in a garlicky soy-sauce-and-vinegar sauce is comfort food incarnate. (Also, using this collagen-rich cut is exceedingly forgiving, since the meat just cooks low and slow until it’s meltingly tender). Just throw it on rice, and dinner is served.

Creamy Savoy Cabbage : I didn’t know this was a thing until I stumbled upon it on a recent trip to Germany, and I was instantly smitten. It has the rich, celebratory appeal of (say) creamed spinach, but yet it retains a crisp, green freshness that doesn’t put you immediately into a meal coma. It’s salad, basically.

(From Erin)

Italian Peasant Soup: It seems like Italian Peasants have brought us some of the most delicious, crave-able foods out there. This cabbage, bean and cheese soup is no exception.

Skate Wings with Cabbage: Skate Wings don't get near the amount of love that they deserve. When done right the meat is delicate and delicious. They also pair well with just butter, wine and capers. Which is my answer to everything, and Amy R agrees! Wine and capers? Sold.

Pork Belly with Cider: Cook up that belly in the delicious cider from Harvard, MA.  This asks you to score the skin well in advance so think about this recipe a day or two in advance.

Pork and Beans: And skillet corn bread? C'mon man. YUM.