Years in the Making

Years in the Making

Good morning! A few quick notes:

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you for making any necessary changes to your order by Sunday. It is HUGELY helpful to help us manage your orders.
  • We are still taking milk bottles back, thank you for putting them out.
  • The Add On section of our store is open! If you need a suitcase of coffee, please add it by Sunday night.

Enjoy the sunshine!

Erin + Tim

YEARS IN THE MAKING

We are so excited to partner with A&J King Bakery in Salem, MA for this week's grain and treats. Owners Andy and Jackie King have been at the helm of this incredible bakery since 2006.

Jackie and I go even further back, all the way to Masconomet High School, to these ridiculously baggy track uniforms and Erin's awful DIY haircut. (brutal, Baumgartner, just brutal!) We were best buds in High School, running track for the inimitable Joe Casey and eating Jackie's parents out of house and home. (Sorry Rita and Tom!)

We  have been chatting excitedly for years about getting their delicious bread into your shares, and it's finally happening.

And I get it. It's quarantine, you've been baking. We've all been baking. But this is another level. While my loaves look like the gnarled hoof of some J.R.R. Tolkien character, theirs are a work of art and a product of passion.

From their site:

"A&J King strives to be the best producers of the most authentic, best-tasting craft bread and pastry in the region. To that end, the bakery operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and offers fresh daily delivery to insure that our wholesale partners and retail customers are getting the best of the best.   

We work hard to source from local growers whenever possible. Our partnership with Maine Grains has allowed us to support a growing local grain economy, while adding freshly milled, superior quality whole grains to our breads. We purchase from Massachusetts dairies, New England egg producers, and farms in the North Shore of MA for almost all of our fruits and berries, which we use fresh and preserve so we can stay local all winter."

We love Andy and Jackie, and think their products are the pinnacle of deliciousness. There is 25 years of friendship and love baked into this week's share and we hope you love it. We will for sure have them again in the shares but if you simply cannot wait, they do pre-orders and curbside pick up. Their sticky bun will change your life forever.

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

NOTE: We have a few wonderful new purveyors this week: Deano's Pasta and Perillas both in Somerville. Deano's is a fourth generation pasta maker and their ravioli are pure delights. Perillas has a beautiful kimchi cucumber that is normally part of their bibimbap bowls. They can be paired with meat, fish, greens or as a snack to pair with your second quarantini. We hope you enjoy!

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Kimchi Cucumbers from Perillas
Pescatarian Protein - Scallops from Red's Best; Kimchi Cucumbers from Perillas
Vegetarian Proteins - Roasted Squash Ravioli from Deano's Pasta; Kimchi Cucumbers from Perillas
Paleo Proteins - Beef and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Greens from Generation Farm/ Drumlin Farm/ Heron Pond; Potato Mix from Brook Ford Farm; Apples from Carlson Orchards; Scallions from Clark Farm
Grain - Seeded Honey Oat Bread from A&J King
Special Treat - Pecan Short Bread Cookies from A&J King

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Kimchi Cucumbers from Perillas; Ravioli from Deano's Pasta; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Scallops from Red's Best; Kimchi Cucumbers from Perillas; Ravioli from Deano's Pasta; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins - Roasted Squash Ravioli from Deano's Pasta; Kimchi Cucumbers from Perillas; tempeh from Rhapsody Foods; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Beef, Pork and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Greens from Generation Farm / Drumlin Farm / Heron Pond; Potato Mix from Brook Ford Farm; Apples from Carlson Orchards; Scallions from Clark Farm; Lettuce from LEF Farm; Baby Kale from Queen's Greens
Grain - Seeded Honey Oat Bread from A&J King
Special Treat - Pecan Short Bread Cookies and Chocolate Chunk Cookies from A&J King 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Beef and Lamb Chops from Feather Brook Farms; Kimchi Cucumbers from Perillas; Ravioli from Deano's Pasta; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Smoked Salmon Spread from Boston Smoked Fish
Pescatarian Protein - Scallops and Flounder from Red's Best; Kimchi Cucumbers from Perillas; Ravioli from Deano's Pasta; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Smoked Salmon Spread from Boston Smoked Fish
Fruits and Veggies - Greens from Generation Farm / Drumlin Farm / Heron Pond; Potato Mix from Brook Ford Farm; Apples from Carlson Orchards; Scallions from Clark Farm; Lettuce from LEF Farm; Baby Kale from Queen's Greens; Tomatoes from Long Wind Farm; Radish from Clark Farm
Grain - Seeded Honey Oat Bread from A&J King; Granola
Special Treat - Pecan Short Bread Cookies and Chocolate Chunk Cookies from A&J King