Orders placed today will be delivered on Saturday 06/13 and Tuesday 06/16

Slowly but Surely

 

Good Morning!

It brings us SO MUCH joy to write this email and to be back at it! For those who don't know, we took a little break to try to ride out this storm. We're so thankful to be able to serve you again. A few things before we get into the fun stuff:

This week we will do 630 deliveries. We normally aim to have Saturday deliveries to you by 1pm and Tuesday by 4pm. These windows will likely be expanded, we are sorry for any delays! 

Your logistics and email crew is also part of the very small packing crew. We promise to lovingly respond to any urgent emails once packing is done.

We still aren't taking bags or milk bottles back, we hope to get to the milk bottles NEXT week.

We are doing everything we can to be more efficient than last week with a smaller team. If you are new to Family Dinner and are curious about what we are doing to keep you, your family and our team safe, please check out this page on our website.  If you are curious what music we listen to while lovingly packing your shares, check out these sick jams.

NEWSFLASH.  We are IN LOVE with Alicia Keys around here.  We are thinking of just playing this jam on loop all day Saturday.

Much Love,

Erin, Tim and the Family Dinner Team

 

SLOWLY BUT SURELY

Author and Poet Anita Kizzan once said : "Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer."

We think that's a nice thing to keep in mind. It's even nicer to see it when the sun begrudgingly peeks it head out and we can soak up some Vitamin D. The farms and growers are feeling that love too, as Spring finally starts to ramp up like someone's grumpy kid that doesn't want to get out of bed.

The fields at Clark Farm (pictured on Wednesday), and all the farms we work with are coming to life too. Tractors are vrooming through the dirt, starter plants are being plunked into the ground.  The time for Spring veggies is around the corner, we just need a few more weeks of patience, and potatoes.

While we wait, there are some really wonderful daily recipes coming out of New York Times Cooking. There is a referendum on soup that is really awesome (tl;dr: almost anything can be a soup).  Their recent recipes have not been recipes at all, more mash-ups if you will. They sing the praises of all the blank canvas foods we love here; frittata, fried rice, pizza, soup.  

Boston-based America's Test Kitchen is in the same class. We subscribe to both and do what we can to lovingly support our friends at ATK. If you are not a member/subscriber - we totally recommend it.  It's worth the small investment and its nice to follow along, or just drool over the pretty pictures.

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarians - Pierogi from Jaju; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from LEF and Drumlin Farms; Mushrooms from Mycoterra; Parsnips and Potatoes from Brookford Farm
Grain - Bread from Forge Baking
Special Treat - Treats from Forge Baking

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Haddock  from Red's Best; Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock and  Salmon from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms;  Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House
Vegetarians - Pierogi from Jaju; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House; BBQ Tempeh from Rhapsody  Foods
Paleo Proteins -  Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Haddock from Red's Best
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from LEF and Drumlin Farms; Mushrooms from Mycoterra; Parsnips and Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Greens from Queen's Greens and Drumlin Farm; Apples from Carlson Orchards and Champlain Orchards
Grain - Bread from Forge Baking
Special Treat - Treats from Forge Baking; Chocolate from Taza

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Haddock  from Red's Best; Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House;  Sausage  from Clark Farm; Apple Sauce from Carlson Orchards
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock, Sea Bass and  Salmon from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms;  Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House; Apple Sauce from Carlson Orchards
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from LEF and Drumlin Farms; Mushrooms from Mycoterra; Parsnips and Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Greens from Queen's Greens and Drumlin Farm; Apples from Carlson Orchards and Champlain Orchards; Tomatoes from Long Wind Farm;
Grain - Bread  and Granola from Forge Baking
Special Treat -  Treats from Forge Baking; Chocolate from Taza

RECIPES

Chicken Fried Rice: Throw any damn thing you want in here

Apple and Parsnip Soup: The snips here are SWEET. Apples make em sweeter.

Potatoes and Sausage Skillet. Have 20 minutes? Let's go.