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Tomato, ToMAHto.

Tomato, ToMAHto.

'Tis the season to be putting fresh tomatoes on absolutely everything. And by "everything" I mean open-faced sandwiches with a thick layer of Fresh Ricotta from Mozzarella House and a heavy freckling of Maldon salt.

It's summer perfection in a bite and the tomatoes from Moose Hill Farm and Langwater Farm in MA and Goranson Farm in Maine are here to tango with your tastebuds.

It wasn't always such a love fest between humans and this tasty summer fruit. Tomatoes were feared to be poisonous in Europe for hundreds of years, earning them the moniker "Poison Apple**." According to Smithsonian Magazine, this was because:

"...it was thought that aristocrats got sick and died after eating them, but the truth of the matter was that wealthy Europeans used pewter plates, which were high in lead content. Because tomatoes are so high in acidity, when placed on this particular tableware, the fruit would leach lead from the plate, resulting in many deaths from lead poisoning. No one made this connection between plate and poison at the time; the tomato was picked as the culprit." 

Lesson to be learned: all these fancy aristocrats in plumed hats with questionable teeth could have chomped on caprese until the cows came home had they just changed up their plates. 

**The French were always the wiser, assuming that tomatoes had aphrodisiac qualities and calling them the "Pommes d'Amour," a far sexier nickname than suffered by potatoes "Pommes de Terre." I don't know about you, but I'd rather be a Love Apple than a Dirt Apple any day.

So break out the crusty bread and the salt, people. The tomatoes are calling.


WHAT'S IN THE BAG? (MA)

Delivery dates: Saturday, 8/20 and Tuesday, 8/23

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 - Ciabatta from Iggy's
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Brie from VT Farmstead
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Garlic Scape Linguine from Valicenti
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Natural Spaghetti from Valicenti
Add-on Grain of the Week - Granola from Forge
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Tzatziki from Dave's Fresh Pasta
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Maple Oat Scones from Forge
Add-on Vegetarian Salad of the Week - Farro Salad from Forge
Add-on Fruit Share Fruits of the Week - Peaches from Kimball Fruit Farm; Snow Leopard Melon from Ward's Berry Farm

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Swordfish from Red's; Ricotta from Mozzarella House
Pescatarian Protein -  Swordfish from Red's; Ricotta from Mozzarella House
Vegetarian Protein - Pierogi from Jaju; Ricotta from Mozzarella House
Paleo Protein - Swordfish from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Tomatoes from Langwater Farm and Moose Hill Farm; Peppers from Kitchen Garden Farm; Celery from Clark Farm; Arugula from Pete's Greens
Grain - Pita from Sharonna Bakery
Special Treat - Granola from Nutty Bird Granola

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Protein - Swordfish from Red's; Chorizo from Feather Brook Farms; Ricotta from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein -  Swordfish, Redfish from Red's; Ricotta from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Vegetarian Protein - Pierogi from Jaju; Corn Chowder from Forge; Ricotta from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Protein - Swordfish from Red's; Chorizo from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Tomatoes from Langwater Farm and Moose Hill Farm; Peppers from Kitchen Garden Farm; Celery from Clark Farm; Arugula from Pete's Greens; Blackberries from Kimball Fruit Farm; Cucumbers from Brookford Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna Bakery
Special Treat - Granola from Nutty Bird Granola; Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Forge

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Swordfish from Red's; Chorizo from Feather Brook Farms; BBQ Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Ricotta from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Swordfish, Redfish, Tuna from Red's; Ricotta from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Vegetarian Protein - Pierogi from Jaju; Corn Chowder from Forge; Tamales from TexMex Eats; Ricotta from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Paleo Protein - Swordfish from Red's; Chorizo from Feather Brook Farms; BBQ Beef from Yankee Farmers Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Tomatoes from Langwater Farm and Moose Hill Farm; Peppers from Kitchen Garden Farm; Celery from Clark Farm; Arugula from Pete's Greens; Blackberries from Kimball Fruit Farm; Cucumbers from Brookford Farm; Tomatillos from Kitchen Garden Farm; Garlic from Moose Hill Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna Bakery; Pizza Dough from Forge
Special Treat - Granola from Nutty Bird Granola; Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Forge


RECIPES (MA)

(from Shannon)

Tomato Arugula Salad - All the summer colors featured in this beaut!! If you aren't feeling a salad, I do also love an arugula pesto

Whipped Ricotta and Tomato Dip - Say no more, I want all of this... 

Pita Inspiration - TBH my favorite way to eat the Sharonna pita is toasted with butter but here are 44 other ways you can use your pita! (Especially if you have leftovers you want to use and/or a good way to clean out the cupboard.)

Stuffed Cubanelles - Use your chorizo or any other pantry items you'd like to use up! 

Redfish with Cucumber - Sub out the shrimp and have a delightful dinner ahead of you!

Lemon, Garlic Swordfish - They claim this is the only Swordfish recipe you'll ever need. Anyone want to test that out and confirm or deny? 

Tomatillo Salsa Verde - I'm kicking myself for not growing tomatillos in my garden this year, but I am excited to make salsa verde with these Kitchen Garden Farm tomatillos! 

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, 8/20

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 - Walnut Apricot from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Herbed Cheddar from Silvery Moon Creamery
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Angel Hair from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.
Add-on Fruits of the Week - Blackberries from Kimball Fruit Farm, Peaches from Kimball Fruit Farm
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - English Muffins from Something Sweet Without Wheat
Add-on Grain of the Week - Everything Crackers from Brewer's Crackers
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Muhammara from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Sticky Buns from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Sausage of the Week - Portuguese Hunter Sausage from Broad Arrow
Add-on Treat of the Week - Walnut Brownies from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Vegetarian Salad of the Week - Farro Caesar from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Haddock from Harbor Fish Market; Honey Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Haddock from Harbor Fish Market; Honey Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Paleo Proteins & Dairy - Haddock from Harbor Fish Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Mushroom Lasagna from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.; Honey Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Fruits and Veggies - Arugula from Dandelion Spring; Cherry Tomatoes from Goranson Farm; Cantaloupe from Riverland Farm & Wards Berry Farm; Fresh Shallots from South Paw Farm; Scallions from Dandelion Spring (Paleo Shares only); Corn from Jordan's Farm (Paleo Shares only)
Grains - Lemon and Cracked Pepper Linguine from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.
Special Treats - Walnut Brownies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Haddock from Harbor Fish Market; Bacon from Broad Arrow; Honey Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Haddock from Harbor Fish Market; Monkfish from Harbor Fish Market; Honey Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins & Dairy - Haddock from Harbor Fish Market; Bacon from Broad Arrow; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Mushroom Lasagna from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.; Farro Caesar from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Honey Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Arugula from Dandelion Spring; Cherry Tomatoes from Goranson Farm; Cantaloupe from Riverland Farm & Wards Berry Farm; Fresh Shallots from South Paw Farm; Scallions from Dandelion Spring; Corn from Jordan's Farm; Blackberries from Kimball Fruit Farm (Paleo Shares only); Beets from Iron Ox (Paleo Shares only)
Grains - Lemon and Cracked Pepper Linguine from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.
Special Treats - Walnut Brownies from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Haddock from Harbor Fish Market; Pork Sausage from Broad Arrow; Chicken Breast from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Honey Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Ricotta from Mozzarella House
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Haddock from Harbor Fish Market; Monkfish from Harbor Fish Market; Salmon from Harbor Fish Market; Honey Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Ricotta from Mozzarella House
Paleo Proteins & Dairy - Haddock from Harbor Fish Market; Pork Sausage from Broad Arrow; Chicken Breast from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Mushroom Lasagna from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.; Farro Caesar from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Tofu from Heiwa; Honey Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Ricotta from Mozzarella House
Fruits and Veggies - Arugula from Dandelion Spring; Cherry Tomatoes from Goranson Farm; Cantaloupe from Riverland Farm & Wards Berry Farm; Fresh Shallots from South Paw Farm; Scallions from Dandelion Spring; Corn from Jordan's Farm; Blackberries from Kimball Fruit Farm; Beets from Iron Ox
Grains - Lemon and Cracked Pepper Linguine from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.; Honey Wheat Bread from Big Sky Bread Co.
Special Treats - Walnut Brownies from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery


RECIPES (ME/NH)

(from Shannon)

Hi, Mainers!! Shannon (Operations Manager from Fam Din MA) here stepping in for Joe on recipes and I feel like it should come with a warning that I generally use exclamation points VERY LIBERALLY...  I hope y'all are excited about the selection this week as I certainly am!!!!! 

Tomato Arugula Salad - All the summer colors featured in this beaut!! If you aren't feeling a salad, I do also love an arugula pesto

Melon with Honey Yogurt - Catch me on my porch watching the sun set snacking on some yogurt and melon (please don't, there's no way I could gracefully devour this). 

Caramelized Shallot Pasta - Jazz up that lemon and cracked pepper linguine with some caramelized shallots!!! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.... 

Scallion Pancakes - Another team favorite recipe, I think I usually make this at least once or twice a year!! So delicious! 

Monkfish "Lobster" Roll - It might be sacrilegious to suggest a lobster substitute to this audience, but one of our MA team's favorite ways to use Monk is like lobster as it has been historically know as "poor man's lobster."

Haddock and Tomato Grill Packet - I love a one-pan meal or even better: no-pan! Throw these packets on the grill and you won't have to heat up the kitchen while having dinner ready in half an hour!

Corn Fritters - You're supposed to have fun with your food, right?? What sounds more fun than fritters?!?!

Slow Roasted Salmon over Beets - Beautiful colors in this one-pan meal, and you're already ready for dinner!!

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