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Pro Tips for the Fam Din Win

Pro Tips for the Fam Din Win

Hello, wonderful people!

Olivia (aka Liver) here with some reminders/advice on how to get the most out of your Family Dinner subscription:

  1. Skipping: It really, REALLY helps us if you skip BEFORE orders process early Monday morning.  Please email us by Sunday evening if you'd like us to skip for you!
     
  2. Allergies/Aversions: Not a fan of mushrooms?  Fridge overflowing with eggs?  Send us an email and we'll add a note to your account to substitute for those items when they're part of the shares.
     
  3. Reusable bags/Ice packs: Please leave them out for drivers to collect and return to home base.  We'll get them cleaned up and back into rotation. 
     
  4. Traveling?  Keep the following in mind:
    • You can take us with you!  Get in touch and we'll put together a custom package of goodies to keep you sated while you're enjoying the Cape or Bar Harbor.
    • Expecting to be away for several weeks or months?  We can put your subscription on hold for you or advance your order processing date so you don't have to remember to skip.
    • MA customers: Away just on delivery day?  Depending on where you live, we can shift you from Saturday to Tuesday or vice versa.
       
  5. Something amiss?  Curious about x, y, z?  Send us an email!  We want to know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE when something's off so that we can make it right!  Got a random question?  We'll do our best to get you answers pronto!

TL; DR: Email us--we love hearing from you and we're happy to help however we can!

Have a wonderful weekend!
--The Fam Din Team


WHAT'S IN THE BAG? (MA)

Delivery dates: Saturday, 8/13 and Tuesday, 8/16

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 Bread of the Week - Whole Wheat Pullman from Iggy's
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Tomato Garlic Farmer's Cheese from Sweet Rowen 
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Ziti from Seven Hills 
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - English Muffins from Something Sweet Without Wheat
Add-on Grain of the Week - Mini Challah from Mamaleh's
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Baba Ganoush from Mamaleh's
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Brumble from Do Good Kitchen
Add-on Vegetarian Salad of the Week - Quinoa Salad from Forge
Add-on Fruit Share Fruits of the Week - Jersey Mac Apples and Blueberries from Kimball Fruit Farm

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Sausage from Clark Farm and Broad Arrow Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein -  Salmon from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Protein - Latkes from Mamaleh's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Protein - Sausage from Clark Farm and Broad Arrow Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Peaches from Kimball Fruit Farm and Autumn Hills Orchard; Swiss Chard from Iron Ox Farm, Brookford Farm, Ward's Berry Farm, Blossom Brook Farm, and Pete's Greens; Sweet Onions from Langwater Farm; Tomatoes from Langwater Farm, Moose Hill Farm, and Iron Ox Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup
Special Treat - Brownie Bites from Forge

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Protein - Sausage from Clark Farm and Broad Arrow Farm; Salmon from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Magic Grain Salad from Magic Bites
Pescatarian Protein -  Salmon, Fluke from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Magic Grain Salad from Magic Bites
Vegetarian Protein - Latkes from Mamaleh's; Tempeh from Rhapsody Foods; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Magic Grain Salad from Magic Bites
Paleo Protein - Sausage from Clark Farm and Broad Arrow Farm; Salmon from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Peaches from Kimball Fruit Farm and Autumn Hills Orchard; Swiss Chard from Iron Ox Farm, Brookford Farm, Ward's Berry Farm, Blossom Brook Farm, and Pete's Greens; Sweet Onions from Langwater Farm; Tomatoes from Langwater Farm, Moose Hill Farm, and Iron Ox Farm; Spaghetti Squash from Brookford Farm; Cantaloupe from Riverland Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup
Special Treat - Brownie Bites from Forge; Chocolate from Taza 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Sausage from Clark Farm and Broad Arrow Farm; Salmon from Red's; Steak from Yankee Farmer's Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Magic Grain Salad from Magic Bites; Yogurt from Sophia's
Pescatarian Protein -  Salmon, Fluke, and Clam Chowder from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Magic Grain Salad from Magic Bites; Yogurt from Sophia's
Vegetarian Protein - Latkes from Mamaleh's; Tempeh from Rhapsody Foods; Mac and Cheese from Dave's Fresh Pasta; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Magic Grain Salad from Magic Bites; Yogurt from Sophia's
Paleo Protein - Sausage from Clark Farm and Broad Arrow Farm; Salmon from Red's; Steak from Yankee Farmer's Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Peaches from Kimball Fruit Farm and Autumn Hills Orchard; Swiss Chard from Iron Ox Farm, Brookford Farm, Ward's Berry Farm, Blossom Brook Farm, and Pete's Greens; Sweet Onions from Langwater Farm; Tomatoes from Langwater Farm, Moose Hill Farm, and Iron Ox Farm; Spaghetti Squash from Brookford Farm; Cantaloupe from Riverland Farm; Beets from Iron Ox Farm; Leeks from Moose Hill Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup; Francese from Iggy's 
Special Treat - Brownie Bites from Forge; Chocolate from Taza 


RECIPES (MA)

(from Shannon)

Grilled Peach and Onion Salad - I loved grilled fruits and veg and am very excited to try out this recipe!! 

One Pot Pasta with Chard and Sausage - Y'all know my affinity for one pot meals! Here's another great one! 

How to Spaghetti Squash - Y'all can only imagine how quickly I texted Tyler from Brookford back when they offered us spaghetti squash! Nature (and human intervention) is pretty cool in creating this magnificent squash. And you can make a gorgeous dinner with your squash and salmon too! 

Leek and Tomato Tart - I got really excited when Jill from Moose Hill told me they had leeks this week and all I was dreaming about was a leek tomato tart.... Mmmmm!

Cantaloupe Salsa - Want to jazz up your melon? Try it out as a salsa! Maybe use it top Grilled Fluke, too!

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here


WHAT'S IN THE BAG? (ME/NH)

Delivery date: Saturday, 8/13

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 Bread of the Week - Herb Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Feta from Seal Cove Farm
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Ziti from Seven Hills Pasta Co.
Add-on Fruits of the Week - Summer Apples from Snell, Raspberries from Fairwinds Farm
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Rolled Oats from Maine Grains
Add-on Grain of the Week - Pancake & Waffle Mix from Carolyn's Farm Kitchen
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Olive Tapenade from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Cinnamon Rolls from Two Fat Cats Bakery
Add-on Sausage of the Week - Chicken Maple Breakfast Sausage from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Add-on Treat of the Week - Rosie-Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Vegetarian Salad of the Week - Mediterranean Pasta Salad from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Strip Steak from Pine Ridge Acres; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Cod from Harbor Fish Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins & Dairy - Strip Steak from Pine Ridge Acres; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Mediterranean Pasta Salad from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Cucumbers from Snell Family Farm; Corn from Fairwinds Farm; Blueberries from Fairwinds Farm; Swiss Chard from Goranson Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest (Paleo Shares only); Tomatoes from Snell Family Farm (Paleo Shares only)
Grains - Herb Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treats - Rosie-Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Strip Steak from Pine Ridge Acres; Cod from Harbor Fish Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from Casco Bay Creamery or High Lawn Farm
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Cod from Harbor Fish Market; Bluefish from Harbor Fish Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from Casco Bay Creamery or High Lawn Farm
Paleo Proteins & Dairy - Strip Steak from Pine Ridge Acres; Cod from Harbor Fish Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Mediterranean Pasta Salad from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Sweet Potato & Caramelized Onion Pierogi from Jaju; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from Casco Bay Creamery or High Lawn Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Cucumbers from Snell Family Farm; Corn from Fairwinds Farm; Blueberries from Fairwinds Farm; Swiss Chard from Goranson Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Tomatoes from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Dandelion Spring (Paleo Shares only); Potatoes from Goranson Farm (Paleo Shares only)
Grains - Herb Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treats - Rosie-Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Lemon Shortbread Cookies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Strip Steak from Pine Ridge Acres; Cod from Harbor Fish Market; Monkfish from True Fin*; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from Casco Bay Creamery or High Lawn Farm; Swiss Cheese from Pineland Farms
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Cod from Harbor Fish Market; Bluefish from Harbor Fish Market; Salmon Burgers from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from Casco Bay Creamery or High Lawn Farm; Swiss Cheese from Pineland Farms
Paleo Proteins & Dairy - Strip Steak from Pine Ridge Acres; Cod from Harbor Fish Market; Monkfish from True Fin*; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Mediterranean Pasta Salad from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Sweet Potato & Caramelized Onion Pierogi from Jaju; Tempeh from Rhapsody Natural Foods; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from Casco Bay Creamery or High Lawn Farm; Swiss Cheese from Pineland Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Cucumbers from Snell Family Farm; Corn from Fairwinds Farm; Blueberries from Fairwinds Farm; Swiss Chard from Goranson Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Tomatoes from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Dandelion Spring; Potatoes from Goranson Farm
Grains - Herb Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Potato Chips from Vintage Maine Kitchen
Special Treats - Rosie-Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Lemon Shortbread Cookies from Two Fat Cats Bakery

*Super frozen to -60ºC which means zero ice crystals rupturing cell structure while defrosting which means zero difference from fresh and zero issues searing.


RECIPES (ME/NH)

(from Joe)

Holy crap. This week's share is screaming AUGUST IN MAINE. Cod, bluefish, corn, blueberries, cucumbers, tomatoes... I'm quivering with delight.

Seared Bluefish with Charred Corn, Warm Tomato Salad - AUGUST IN MAINE. Quintessential summertime eating and plenty of ways to riff on the salad. Could definitely sub the bluefish with cod here, too.

Corn and Tomato Salad - AUGUST IN MAINE. One of the tastiest summer side dishes of all time. Def serve alongside any protein but especially seafood. Also great heaped on some toasted bread.

Corn on the Cob - AUGUST IN MAINE. Okay... I'll stop. To me, there're two ways to do corn on the cob:

  • Grilled - peel back (but not off!) the husks, remove silks, pull husks back up. Soak in water for ~30 min. Grill for around 15 min., turning every few minutes. Remove husks and throw back on the grill to get some nice charred bits.
  • Boiled - place shucked corn in pot of boiling water (enough to cover by an inch or so), cover, turn off heat. It'll be ready to go in ~10 min.

Strip Steaks - This technique was a revelation for home cooks and has been our preferred way of cooking steaks and chops for many a moon. Pretty dang fool proof.

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches with Herby Cream Cheese - These are too precious. And 100% worth it.

Blueberry Tequila Smash - This is a perfect summer refresher. Smashes are wonderful for two reasons: 1. They're damn delicious. 2. They take a bit of extra time and effort which keeps you honest-ish.

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here.