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

Putting the "FUN" in Fungi.

 

Good Morning!

Recently we said that we would be writing to our farmers and purveyors to ask about decreasing the single-use plastics.  

The folks at Heron Pond wrote to say that this week's spinach would come in compostable clam shells - which is great! Don't have compost? Send 'em back our way and we will compost them for you.

As a reminder all of the green bags you receive from us that wrap fish or hug kale are also compostable.

Interested in composting more? Check this handy website out to see what services are available in your city or town. Our friends at Bootstrap Compost told us yesterday that they have been expanding West and South of the city as well. 

This is just one step in the process, we will keep you updated as we make more progress. We are also always open to suggestions!

Warmly, 

Erin + Tim

 

PUTTING THE "FUN" IN FUNGI

(If you're wondering if I spent a significant amount of time yesterday googling mushroom puns, wonder no more. Guilty as charged.)

One of our favorite things is when a farmer calls us mid-week to tell us about a huge harvest. Elizabeth from Fat Moon Farm called to say they had a bounty of beautiful oysters and other varieties and asked if we were interested. Holy Shiitake are we ever! (Ok, I'll stop.)

We absolutely love saying yes to these questions. It helps us get a diversity of beautiful products in your shares, helps support our local farmers and eliminates waste. All of which are really core to our mission at Family Dinner. 

On-demand eating and groceries arriving at your house in 30 seconds by rabid drones may be convenient, but it's not great for farmers or the environment and certainly doesn't address the issue of waste. 

When you place your weekly order with us on Mondays, it takes us a full week to fill your shares.  During that time we are scurrying around to different farms and bakeries; picking up produce, tasting new cheeses, having conversations with growers; and yes, cleaning hundreds and hundreds of bags. It takes us time because we want to get it right.  We want to curate a share where the ingredients marry well together, where there is diversity in the products and where we can support this distributed network of local growers like Elizabeth. 

We take the time because we love the process and because we have so mushroom in our hearts for all of you!

Thanks for being part of this process!

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chorizo and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Flounder from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarians - Pierogi from Jaju; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Chorizo and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Heron Pond; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Onions from Brookford Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm
Grain - Pizza Dough from Forge Baking Co
Special Treat - Bar from Forge Baking Co

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chorizo and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Flounder from Red's Best; Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Flounder and Hake from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Vegetarians - Pierogi from Jaju; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Queso Fresco and Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Paleo Proteins - Chorizo and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Flounder from Red's Best
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Heron Pond; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Onions from Brookford Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Sweet Potatoes; Micros from Generation Farm
Grain - Pizza Dough from Forge Baking Co
Special Treat - Bar from Forge Baking Co; Nuts from Q's Nuts

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein Chorizo and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Flounder from Red's Best; Bacon, Queso Fresco, and Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Flounder, Salmon and Hake from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Yogurt and Queso Fresco from Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Heron Pond; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Onions from Brookford Farm; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Sweet Potatoes; Micros from Generation Farm; Shallots and Red Cabbage from Three Sisters Farm
Grain - Pizza Dough from Forge Baking Co; Pierogi from Jaju
Special Treat -  Bar from Forge Baking Co; Nuts from Q's Nuts

RECIPES

Pan seared Oyster Mushrooms: Paleo and Gluten free side dish!

Mushroom Risotto: Always a hit, don't let the call for mushroom stock derail you - you can use vegetable or chicken stock here.

Spinach and Potato Tacos with Queso Fresco: I always keep tortillas in the house for just this occasion. 

Spicy Chorizo Pizza: I skip the goat cheese but may go for queso fresco and add the micros or spinach in for the arugula.