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A Conversation Among Giants

A Conversation Among Giants

Hello friends!

A few notes before we get into it:

1- We love Crescent Ridge Milk as much as you do. Their Chocolate Milk is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. When you return your bottles, please take a quick second and wash 'em!  Merci!

2 - Thanksgiving is almost here!  Reserve your bird now--limited quantities available! More goodies coming this week, keep an eye peeled for Sunday's Spoiler alert.

Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

Erin and the Family Dinner Fam

 

A Conversation among Giants

If you're anything like me you've been consuming news and content in roaring deluges. Between the endless emails, the doomscrolling and the bets on whether former British PM Liz Truss would outlast a head of lettuce (a truly delightful nugget of journalism) - it can all feel like... a lot. Content consumption is a sticky wicket and a hard habit to kick. 

To balance the fire hose of negativity I have been trying to introduce spoonfuls of editorial sunshine into my day to brighten things up. Enter The Bittman Project. The Bittman Project is the creative genius of Mark Bittman, famed NYT writer and journalist, along with a stunning quilt of other chefs and writers. In it he shares recipes on how to cook, yes. But also dives into issues that are more nuanced around what is on our plates; food access, the environment, justice, and he highlights heroes in the field. 

On the site he writes: " I’m now channeling all of my energy into The Bittman Project as part of a team that shares a common set of values: specifically, that food should be fair to people and animals, affordable for everyone, nutritious, and produced in a way that respects nature and the environment. Food should also taste good; more often than not, that requires shopping, preparing, and cooking"

It's brilliant writing; thought provoking and invites a healthy optimism and a sense that we all have a role to play in the story of local food. 

There is a pay wall, $50 a year. (We should pay for the writing, the art we consume.) But if $50 a year is out of reach for folks, Bittman invites them to write in and say so (no further explanation required) and the subscription will be theirs free of charge. High fives, that's awesome. **

This week he highlights his interview with the inimitable Alice Waters (pictured above like the QUEEN THAT SHE IS), founder of Chez Panisse and OG in the local food movement.  She is a chef, an author, an activist and a humanitarian and an endlessly knowledgeable writer. Everything in the modern local food movement is coated with her fingerprints. She is a giant. 

Take a listen to the interview, it's a delight.  And maybe think of Alice Waters as you unpack your shares this weekend, in her words:

I think it's really the place of great sensorial experience to eat exactly in season, and when that's over, you go to the next thing, and then the next thing, and then you're connected to nature all of the time."

**Allow me to be crystal clear. This is in no way a paid advertisement. I  am decidedly and emphatically not cool enough for that.  Have a great weekend.


Massachusetts

Delivery dates: Saturday, 10/29 and Tuesday, 11/01

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.

 

Weekly Add-ons

Bread of the Week - Country Round from Iggy's
Cheese of the Week - Cheese from Boston Post Dairy
Fresh Pasta of the Week - Fresh Herb Pappardelle from Valicenti
Gluten-Free Grain of the Week - Thankful Chips from Vintage Maine Kitchen
Grain of the Week - Tortillas from VT Tortillas 
Mezze of the Week - Tzatziki from Skewers
Pastry of the Week - Sticky Buns from Iggy's
Vegetarian Salad of the Week - Farro Salad from Forge

Vegetarian Soup of the Week - Carrot Ginger Soup from Forge

 

 

 

Omnivore Shares

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein -Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Yogurt from Sophia's
Fruits and Veggies -  Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm and Heron Pond Farm; Bunched Greens from Iron Ox Farm and Clark Farm; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchards
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein -Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Flounder from Red's; Yogurt from Sophia's; Eggs from Codman Community Farm
Fruits and Veggies -  Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm and Heron Pond Farm; Bunched Greens from Iron Ox Farm and Clark Farm; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchards: Cauliflower from Foxfire Farm; Micro greens from Generation Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's; Spiced Pear Brumble from Do Good Kitchen

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein -Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Flounder from Red's; Pork Chops from Short Creek Farm; Yogurt from Sophia's; Eggs from Codman Community Farm; Honey from Northwoods Apiary
Fruits and Veggies -  Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm and Heron Pond Farm; Bunched Greens from Iron Ox Farm and Clark Farm; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchards: Cauliflower from Foxfire Farm; Micro greens from Generation Farm; Brussels Sprouts from Riverland Farm; Kohlrabi from Iron Ox
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup; Whole Wheat Pullman from Iggy's
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's; Spiced Pear Brumble from Do Good Kitchen

 

Pescatarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Pescatarian Protein -  Flounder from Red's; Yogurt from Sophia's
Fruits and Veggies -  Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm and Heron Pond Farm; Bunched Greens from Iron Ox Farm and Clark Farm; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchards
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's

 

WHOLE SHARE

Pescatarian Protein -  Flounder, Salmon from Red's; Yogurt from Sophia's; Eggs from Codman Community Farm
Fruits and Veggies -  Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm and Heron Pond Farm; Bunched Greens from Iron Ox Farm and Clark Farm; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchards: Cauliflower from Foxfire Farm; Micro greens from Generation Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's; Spiced Pear Brumble from Do Good Kitchen

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Pescatarian Protein -  Flounder, Salmon, Scallops from Red's; Yogurt from Sophia's; Eggs from Codman Community Farm; Honey from Northwoods Apiary
Fruits and Veggies -  Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm and Heron Pond Farm; Bunched Greens from Iron Ox Farm and Clark Farm; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchards: Cauliflower from Foxfire Farm; Micro greens from Generation Farm; Brussels Sprouts from Riverland Farm; Kohlrabi from Iron Ox
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup; Whole Wheat Pullman from Iggy's
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's; Spiced Pear Brumble from Do Good Kitchen

 

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Yogurt from Sophia's
Fruits and Veggies - Leeks from Clark Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm and Heron Pond Farm; Bunched Greens from Iron Ox Farm and Clark Farm; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchards's
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

Vegetarian Protein - Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Bean Salad from Topsfield Bakeshop; Yogurt from Sophia's; Eggs from Codman Community Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Leeks from Clark Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm and Heron Pond Farm; Bunched Greens from Iron Ox Farm and Clark Farm; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchards: Cauliflower from Foxfire Farm; Micro greens from Generation Farm
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's; Spiced Pear Brumble Do Good Kitchen

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Bean Salad from Topsfield Bakeshop; Pierogi from Jaju; Yogurt from Sophia's; Eggs from Codman Community Farm; Honey from Northwoods Apiary
Fruits and Veggies - Leeks from Clark Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm and Heron Pond Farm; Bunched Greens from Iron Ox Farm and Clark Farm; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchards: Cauliflower from Foxfire Farm; Micro greens from Generation Farm; Brussels Sprouts from Riverland Farm; Kohlrabi from Iron Ox
Grain - Popcorn from Popzup; Whole Wheat Pullman from Iggy's
Special Treat - Caramels from McCrea's; Spiced Pear Brumble from Do Good Kitchen

 

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE

Paleo Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm and Heron Pond Farm; Bunched Greens from Iron Ox Farm and Clark Farm; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchards: Cauliflower from Foxfire Farm; Micro greens from Generation Farm

WHOLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Flounder from Red's; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm and Heron Pond Farm; Bunched Greens from Iron Ox Farm and Clark Farm; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchards: Cauliflower from Foxfire Farm; Micro greens from Generation Farm; Brussels Sprouts from Riverland Farm; Kohlrabi from Iron Ox

DOUBLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Flounder from Red's; Pork Chops from Short Creek Farm; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm and Heron Pond Farm; Bunched Greens from Iron Ox Farm and Clark Farm; Apples from Autumn Hills Orchards: Cauliflower from Foxfire Farm; Micro greens from Generation Farm; Brussels Sprouts from Riverland Farm; Kohlrabi from Iron Ox; Fennel and Arugula from Iron Ox


Recipes (MA)

Pesto (with any greens) - One of my favorite ways to use up greens I'm not sure if I'll get to is to turn them into pesto! Take that pesto and add to pasta or with a little mayo on a sammy! Delish! 

Mushroom Broth; Risotto; or any of these 42 recipes - there are so many options for you to use your mushrooms this week. 

Roasted Cauliflower - I will 100% be making these this weekend! 

Kohlrabi Fritters - Have fun with your food and make yourself these this week. 

One Pan Chicken and Potatoes - Your one pan meal is waiting for you! 

Greens Stuffed Flounder - Sub whatever greens you have for spinach and you're ready for some dinner! 

AND just a reminder - pro tip from a long time customer.... the bean salad is a great topper on nachos... yes! 

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

—Shannon


Maine & New Hampshire

Delivery dates: Saturday, 10/29

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.

 

Weekly Add-ons

 

Add-on Bread of the Week - Cinnamon Raisin Bread from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Tres Bonne from Boston Post Dairy
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - =Ridged Lumache from Solo Cucina Market
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Chips from Vintage Maine Kitchen
Add-on Grain of the Week - Cheddar Head Popcorn from Popzup Popcorn
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Pesto from Terra Cotta Pasta Co. 
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Blueberry Scones from Two Fat Cats Bakery
Add-on Sausage of the Week - Fresh Kielbasa from Colvard & Co.
Add-on Treat of the Week - Raspberry Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery
Add-on Vegetarian Salad of the Week - Farro Salad from Forge Baking Co. 
Add-on Vegetarian Soup of the Week - Chickpea Peanut Stew from Forge Baking Co. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omnivore Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Chicken Breast from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Fruits and Veggies Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Arugula from Dandelion Spring; Carrots from Hall Brook Farm; Cauliflower from Snell Family Farm
Dairy -  Eggs from Codman Community Farm
Grain - Fresh Linguine from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.
Special Treat - Raspberry Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Chicken Breast from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Monkfish from True Fin
Fruits and Veggies Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Arugula from Dandelion Spring; Carrots from Hall Brook Farm; Cauliflower from Snell Family Farm; Cabbage from Snell Family Farm; Pears from Blossom Brook Farm
Dairy -  Eggs from Codman Community Farm; Quinby from Barn First Creamery
Grain - Fresh Linguine from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.
Special Treat - Raspberry Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Spice Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Chicken Breast from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Monkfish from True Fin; Shaved Steak from Pine Ridge Acres
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Arugula from Dandelion Spring; Carrots from Hall Brook Farm; Cauliflower from Snell Family Farm; Cabbage from Snell Family Farm; Pears from Blossom Brook Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Dandelion Spring; Collards from Dandelion Spring
Dairy -  Eggs from Codman Community Farm; Quinby from Barn First Creamery; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Grain - Fresh Linguine from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.; Semolina Rolls from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Raspberry Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Spice Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

Pescatarian Shares

HALF SHARE

 

Protein - Monkfish from Tuefin*
Fruits and Veggies Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Arugula from Dandelion Spring; Carrots from Hall Brook Farm; Cauliflower from Snell Family Farm
Dairy -  Eggs from Codman Community Farm
Grain - Fresh Linguine from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.
Special Treat - Raspberry Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

 

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Monkfish from True Fin*; Cusk from True Fin*;
Fruits and Veggies Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Arugula from Dandelion Spring; Carrots from Hall Brook Farm; Cauliflower from Snell Family Farm; Cabbage from Snell Family Farm; Pears from Blossom Brook Farm
Dairy -  Eggs from Codman Community Farm; Quinby from Barn First Creamery
Grain - Fresh Linguine from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.
Special Treat - Raspberry Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Spice Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Monkfish from True Fin*; Cusk from True Fin*; Salmon Cakes from Red's
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Arugula from Dandelion Spring; Carrots from Hall Brook Farm; Cauliflower from Snell Family Farm; Cabbage from Snell Family Farm; Pears from Blossom Brook Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Dandelion Spring; Collards from Dandelion Spring
Dairy -  Eggs from Codman Community Farm; Quinby from Barn First Creamery; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Grain - Fresh Linguine from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.; Semolina Rolls from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Raspberry Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Spice Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

 

 

 

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Four Cheese Ravioli from Terra Cotta Pasta CO.
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Arugula from Dandelion Spring; Carrots from Hall Brook Farm; Cauliflower from Snell Family Farm
Dairy -  Eggs from Codman Community Farm
Grain - Fresh Linguine from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.
Special Treat - Raspberry Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Four Cheese Ravioli from Terra Cotta Pasta CO.; Bean Salad from Topsfield Bake Shop
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Arugula from Dandelion Spring; Carrots from Hall Brook Farm; Cauliflower from Snell Family Farm; Cabbage from Snell Family Farm; Pears from Blossom Brook Farm
Dairy -  Eggs from Codman Community Farm; Quinby from Barn First Creamery
Grain - Fresh Linguine from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.
Special Treat - Raspberry Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Spice Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Four Cheese Ravioli from Terra Cotta Pasta CO.; Bean Salad from Topsfield Bake Shop; BBQ Tempeh from Rhapsody Foods 
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Arugula from Dandelion Spring; Carrots from Hall Brook Farm; Cauliflower from Snell Family Farm; Cabbage from Snell Family Farm; Pears from Blossom Brook Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Dandelion Spring; Collards from Dandelion Spring
Dairy -  Eggs from Codman Community Farm; Quinby from Barn First Creamery; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Grain - Fresh Linguine from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.; Semolina Rolls from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Raspberry Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Spice Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

 

 

 

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Chicken Breast from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Arugula from Dandelion Spring; Carrots from Hall Brook Farm; Cauliflower from Snell Family Farm; Cabbage from Snell Family Farm; Pears from Blossom Brook Farm

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Chicken Breast from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Monkfish from True Fin
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Arugula from Dandelion Spring; Carrots from Hall Brook Farm; Cauliflower from Snell Family Farm; Cabbage from Snell Family Farm; Pears from Blossom Brook Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Dandelion Spring; Collards from Dandelion Spring

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Chicken Breast from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Monkfish from True Fin; Shaved Steak from Pine Ridge Acres
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Arugula from Dandelion Spring; Carrots from Hall Brook Farm; Cauliflower from Snell Family Farm; Cabbage from Snell Family Farm; Pears from Blossom Brook Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Dandelion Spring; Collards from Dandelion Spring; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Shallots from South Paw Farm

 

 

*Super frozen to -60ºC which means zero ice crystals rupturing cell structure while defrosting which means zero difference from fresh and zero issues searing.


Recipes (ME + NH)

 

Chicken Piccata -  This was a childhood staple in my family. Tasty, not too fussy, and a total crowd pleaser.
 
Poached Chicken With Watercress and Miso Dressing - Poached chicken gets a bad rap. And understandably. It can be bland and dry and pretty depressing. This recipe gets it right and would be great subbing the watercress with the lovely arugula from Dandelion Spring.
 
Carrot, Hakurei Turnip and Ginger Bisque  -Gloomy weather means soup. And this one comes together in no time.
 
Butter Poached Fish  - More a technique than a recipe, you could really use just about any fish. I’m especially into this with monkfish as its lobster-y sweetness is pretty dang delicious with butter.
 
Bibimbap - This is not a quick recipe but, make it for a crowd, and you’ll be rewarded handsomely. Plus leftovers.