We are the Champiooons! (THANK YOU!)

We are the Champiooons! (THANK YOU!)

 

Holy Heck we did it!

A few months ago, at the suggestion of our teammate Joe (kitchen alias "Jolo", not to be confused with his girlfriend Dolores "Dolo", or his brother Peter "Polo", also members of the Family Dinner team) we applied to the Rockland Trust Small Business Big Dreams competition. Over the course of the contest we received mentorship from Charlie, our coach, and his colleagues at Rockland. We honed our presentation and practiced a million times in front of Frank the Dog. It was a nerve-wracking and thrilling opportunity.

We just found out that we won the competition and the AMAZING $20,000 grant that goes with it!`

This is a game changer for us and we are so grateful to you for making it happen. Thanks to your support, we have far outgrown our wonderful space at Foundation Kitchen in Somerville, MA. This space has been our home for almost three years; it is an excellent incubator space for small companies and source of mentorship from the owners Ciaran and Tara. But we were exploding at the seams and needed to spread out and find out own space. This competition came at exactly the right time.

Your support and this grant have been transformative for Family Dinner, as we find a new home and continue growing. We are so excited to expand our mission of supporting small local farmers and purveyors. We'll be sure to share the journey with you over the next few months as we continue to bringing you the best local food around, with lots of love and lots of bad jokes.

Thank you to all of you, to the Family Dinner team, and to Rockland Trust for making us feel like champions. Check out their youtube video to see the grand prize announcement!

Love, 

Erin, Tim, and Frank the Dog

 

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Only - Omnivore Share" - you will just receive the meats listed, not the "dairy " items (eggs, yogurt etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Only" Share you will receive the fish listed, and not the dairy items

Grain of the Week: Granola from Forge Baking

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Haydari from Magic Bites
Pescatarian Protein - Scallops from Red's Best; Haydari from Magic Bites
Vegetarian Proteins - Tempeh from Rhapsody Foods; Haydari from Magic Bites
Paleo Proteins - Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Heron Pond Farm and Lef Farms; Cherries from Kimball Fruit Farm; Squash from Langwater Farm; Kale from Clark Farm
Grain - Pasta from Deano's
Special Treat - Cookies from Lark Fine Foods

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Scallops from Red's Best; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Scallops and Haddock from Red's Best; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Vegetarian Proteins - Tempeh from Rhapsody Foods; Empanadas from Buenas; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Paleo Proteins - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Scallops from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Heron Pond Farm and Lef Farms; Cherries from Kimball Fruit Farm; Squash from Langwater Farm; Kale from Clark Farm; Greens from Generation Farm and Iron Ox Farm; Mushrooms from Mycoterrra
Grain - Pasta from Deano's
Special Treat - Cookies from Lark Fine Foods

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Scallops from Red's Best; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Lamb Sausage from Lillooet Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Scallops, Blue Fin Tuna and Haddock from Red's Best; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Heron Pond Farm and Lef Farms; Cherries from Kimball Fruit Farm; Squash from Langwater Farm; Kale from Clark Farm; Greens from Generation Farm and Iron Ox Farm; Mushrooms from Mycoterrra; Celery from Kitchen Garden Farm; Tomatoes from Kimball Fruit Farm
Grain - Pasta from Deano's; Granola from Forge 
Special Treat - Cookies from Lark Fine Foods

RECIPES

Pasta and Kale: This could be served warm or cold as a pasta salad. The shape of the pasta from Deano's will make this a little less messy to eat outdoors than a typical spaghetti

Seared Scallops with Greens: Given that asparagus season has passed (come back, Gus! We miss you!) we will be replacing with greens.

Shaved Summer Squash Salad: You can use ricotta, feta, or haydari here. Enjoy!