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

You say "Tomato"...

... I say "let's make BLTs!!!"  Oh wait. That doesn't rhyme at all. 

Anyway, today we are headed out to Hadley, MA to visit Five College Farms and pick up a truck full of tomatoes for the shares this week! (spoiler alert: there's also Bacon from Tad!)

A bit about them:

 "Five College Farms is a USDA certified organic farm nestled in Hadley, in the verdant Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. We are a 72 acre farm with  2 acres farmed  under roof in our greenhouses. We’re all about growing some of the healthiest produce.  Currently, we grow several varieties of certified organic tomatoes. Our organic tomatoes are vine ripened and harvested by hand at peak ripeness. All of our tomatoes are grown in greenhouses, which means that you can enjoy healthy and locally grown produce year round.

Hence, the indescribable joy of a perfectly delicious tomato for your perfect BLT in the dead of Winter. It's like magic.

We are really looking forward to picking these gems out today. Who knows, maybe Erin will even relive her undergrad days at UMass and drink some terrible beer, eat a whole pizza by herself while throwing a frisbee into the wind and listening to Ani DiFranco on repeat.  Ah, the Zoo.

We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and is enjoying a Happy Hanukkah.

Cheers,

Erin + Tim

 

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Bacon and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Salmon from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarians - Tempeh from Rhapsody Foods; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins -  Bacon and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Tomatoes from Five College Farms; Beets from Clark Farm; Baby Greens from LEF Farms; Potatoes from Brookford Farm
Grain - Country White Bread from Iggy's 
Special Treat - Donuts from Union Square Donuts

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Bacon and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Salmon from Red's Best; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Salmon and Flounder from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Vegetarians - Tempeh from Rhapsody Foods; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Kimchi and Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Paleo Proteins - Bacon and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Salmon from Red's  Best
Fruits and Veggies - Tomatoes from Five College Farms; Squash, Carrots and Beets from Clark Farm; Baby Greens from LEF Farms; Potatoes from Brookford Farm
Grain - Country White Bread from Iggy's 
Special Treat - Donuts from Union Square Donuts; Chocolate from Taza

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein Bacon and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Salmon from Red's Best; Kimchi, Greek Yogurt and Drumsticks from Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Salmon, Haddock and Flounder from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Kimchi and Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Tomatoes from Five College Farms; Squash, Carrots and Beets from Clark Farm; Baby Greens from LEF Farms; Parsnips and Potatoes from Brookford Farm
Grain -  Country White Bread and Granola from Iggy's 
Special Treat - Donuts from Union Square Donuts; Chocolate from Taza

RECIPES

Grilled Salmon Sammies:  This looks delightful. Ina really goes for it; throwing everything on the left side of her fridge in the mayo spread. I think you can probably dial it down and go plain mayo. Or heck, add some chopped garlic and herbs, or a squeeze of lemon if you're feeling it. 

Potato and Bacon Gratin: This is just a bare blueprint of a recipe. You can add anything you want into this; onions; greens, mushrooms MORE BACON. Whatever your heart desires. It's also really forgiving on the cheese. It calls for Reblochon but anything with a nice bite will do. A sharp cheddar, a Gruyere etc.

Pan Cotto: If you don't make it through your Iggy's bread right away, this is a perfect recipe for dealing with it when its a few days old. This Italian bread soup recipe is love in a bowl - not the prettiest dish but definitely delicious and easy.