Orders placed today will be delivered on Saturday 12/3 and Tuesday 12/6. FREE DELIVERY on orders over $39.

We will be taking the week after Thanksgiving off--there will be NO DELIVERIES Saturday 11/26 or Tuesday 11/29.
Bites from the Team

Bites from the Team

Photo: Grotto Family Thanksgiving 2019

While the beginnings of the Thanksgiving Holiday are marred with atrocities (here is a great podcast about the origins of Thanksgiving from an Indigenous perspective), our team appreciates the chance to spend time with our friends and families over a meal. That being said, I asked folks what was their favorite bite (singular) was and here were their responses (plural). 

Erin, CEO and Co-Founder and Frank, Chief Dog Officer - Both came in with stuffing and gravy sandwiches the day after Thanksgiving.

Joe, General Manager for Maine/New Hampshire - "Mashed potatoes (with only as much potato as is needed to bind heroic quantities of butter and cream) and gravy. And stuffing. Lots of stuffing". AND "picked meat off the turkey carcass" AND "S**t… pie. Pecan pie. Also."

Olivia, Logistics Manager - Creamed Spinach AND Potatoes au gratin AND Crescent Rolls 

Aaron, Software Techno- Wizard (definitely an official title) - "Mom's homemade orange-cranberry relish on the tip of a turkey slice" AND "but really it's the crescent rolls" 

Shannon, Me, Operations Manager - Although I have a major sweet tooth and any apple dessert is not safe around me, I love a bite that has the perfect mix of potato/cranberry/chicken. (Because as a chicken farmer's daughter why would we have turkey?)


Massachusetts

Delivery dates: Saturday, 11/19 and Tuesday, 11/22

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 - Whole Wheat Mini Rounds from Forge
Cheese of the Week - Vault No. 5 Cheddar from Jasper Hill
Fresh Pasta of the Week - Lemon Basil Pasta from Dave's Fresh Pasta
Gluten-Free Grain of the Week - Crackers from Maine Crisps
Grain of the Week - Chips from Vintage Maine Kitchen
Mezze of the Week - Bruschetta from Dave's Fresh Pasta
Pastry of the Week - Croissants from Iggy's

Vegetarian Soup of the Week - Coconut Curry Soup from Forge

 

 

Omnivore Shares

HALF SHARE

 

Omnivore Protein -  Pollock from Red's
Dairy - Eggs from Codman Community Farm and Nature's Hen House
Fruits and Veggies -  Onions from Brookford and Langwater Farm; Squash from Jordan Farm and Foxfire Farm; Cabbage from Kitchen Garden Farm; Kale from Langwater Farm and Moose Hill Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna
Special Treat - Chocolate from Taza

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

Omnivore Protein -  Pollock from Red's; Chicken Sausage from Tide Mill Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Codman Community Farm and Nature's Hen House; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Fruits and Veggies -  Onions from Brookford and Langwater Farm; Squash from Jordan Farm and Foxfire Farm; Cabbage from Kitchen Garden Farm; Kale from Langwater Farm and Moose Hill Farm; Microgreens from Generation Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Clark Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna
Special Treat - Chocolate from Taza; Nuts from Q's Nuts

 

DOUBLE SHARE

 

Omnivore Protein -  Pollock from Red's; Chicken Sausage from Tide Mill Farm; Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market
Dairy - Eggs from Codman Community Farm and Nature's Hen House; Butter from High Lawn Farm; Boursin from Dave's Fresh Pasta 
Fruits and Veggies -  Onions from Brookford and Langwater Farm; Squash from Jordan Farm and Foxfire Farm; Cabbage from Kitchen Garden Farm; Kale from Langwater Farm and Moose Hill Farm; Microgreens from Generation Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Clark Farm; Pears from Blossom Brook Farm; Radicchio from Iron Ox Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna; Pretzels from Port City Pretzels 
Special Treat - Chocolate from Taza; Nuts from Q's Nuts

 

 

Pescatarian Shares

HALF SHARE

 

Pescatarian Protein -  Pollocks from Red's
Dairy - Eggs from Codman Community Farm and Nature's Hen House
Fruits and Veggies -  Onions from Brookford and Langwater Farm; Squash from Jordan Farm and Foxfire Farm; Cabbage from Kitchen Garden Farm; Kale from Langwater Farm and Moose Hill Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna
Special Treat - Chocolate from Taza

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

Pescatarian Protein -  Pollock, Sea Bass from Red's
Dairy - Eggs from Codman Community Farm and Nature's Hen House; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Fruits and Veggies -  Onions from Brookford and Langwater Farm; Squash from Jordan Farm and Foxfire Farm; Cabbage from Kitchen Garden Farm; Kale from Langwater Farm and Moose Hill Farm; Microgreens from Generation Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Clark Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna
Special Treat - Chocolate from Taza; Nuts from Q's Nuts

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Pescatarian Protein -  Pollock, Sea Bass, and Salmon Cakes from Red's
Dairy - Eggs from Codman Community Farm and Nature's Hen House; Butter from High Lawn Farm; Boursin from Dave's Fresh Pasta 
Fruits and Veggies -  Onions from Brookford and Langwater Farm; Squash from Jordan Farm and Foxfire Farm; Cabbage from Kitchen Garden Farm; Kale from Langwater Farm and Moose Hill Farm; Microgreens from Generation Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Clark Farm; Pears from Blossom Brook Farm; Radicchio from Iron Ox Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna; Pretzels from Port City Pretzels 
Special Treat - Chocolate from Taza; Nuts from Q's Nuts

 

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE

 

Vegetarian Protein - Kishmiri Rajma (Kidney Bean Curry) from Bombay Brunch
Dairy - Eggs from Codman Community Farm and Nature's Hen House;
Fruits and Veggies -  Onions from Brookford and Langwater Farm; Squash from Jordan Farm and Foxfire Farm; Cabbage from Kitchen Garden Farm; Kale from Langwater Farm and Moose Hill Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna 
Special Treat - Chocolate from Taza

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

 

Vegetarian Protein - Kishmiri Rajma (Kidney Bean Curry) from Bombay Brunch; Tempeh from Rhaspody Foods and BOS Tempeh
Dairy - Eggs from Codman Community Farm and Nature's Hen House; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Fruits and Veggies -  Onions from Brookford and Langwater Farm; Squash from Jordan Farm and Foxfire Farm; Cabbage from Kitchen Garden Farm; Kale from Langwater Farm and Moose Hill Farm; Microgreens from Generation Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Clark Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna 
Special Treat - Chocolate from Taza; Nuts from Q's Nuts

 

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Kishmiri Rajma (Kidney Bean Curry) from Bombay Brunch; Tempeh from Rhaspody Foods and BOS Tempeh; Mushroom Patties from Dunk's Muhsrooms
Dairy - Eggs from Codman Community Farm and Nature's Hen House; Butter from High Lawn Farm; Boursin from Dave's Fresh Pasta 
Fruits and Veggies -  Onions from Brookford and Langwater Farm; Squash from Jordan Farm and Foxfire Farm; Cabbage from Kitchen Garden Farm; Kale from Langwater Farm and Moose Hill Farm; Microgreens from Generation Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Clark Farm; Pears from Blossom Brook Farm; Radicchio from Iron Ox Farm
Grain - Pita from Sharonna; Pretzels from Port City Pretzels 
Special Treat - Chocolate from Taza; Nuts from Q's Nuts

 

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE

Paleo Protein - Pollock From Red's; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Onions from Brookford and Langwater Farm; Squash from Jordan Farm and Foxfire Farm; Cabbage from Kitchen Garden Farm; Kale from Langwater Farm and Moose Hill Farm; Microgreens from Generation Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Clark Farm

WHOLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Pollock From Red's; Chicken Sausage from Tide Mill Farm; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Onions from Brookford and Langwater Farm; Squash from Jordan Farm and Foxfire Farm; Cabbage from Kitchen Garden Farm; Kale from Langwater Farm and Moose Hill Farm; Microgreens from Generation Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Clark Farm; Pears from Blossom Brook Farm; Radicchio from Iron Ox Farm

DOUBLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Pollock From Red's; Chicken Sausage from Tide Mill Farm; Ground Beef from Yankee Farmers Market; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Onions from Brookford and Langwater Farm; Squash from Jordan Farm and Foxfire Farm; Cabbage from Kitchen Garden Farm; Kale from Langwater Farm and Moose Hill Farm; Microgreens from Generation Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Clark Farm; Pears from Blossom Brook Farm; Radicchio from Iron Ox Farm; Cranberries from Sugar Hill Cranberry Co.; Brussels Sprouts from Kitchen Garden Farm


Recipes (MA)

Roasted Cabbage Steak - Simple Weeknight meal or weekend delight. I will be the first to come our Pro-Cabbage. I love these dense delightful veg and if you aren't feeling a cabbage steak maybe sweet and sour braised cabbage would be more up your alley. 

Pollock Encrusted with Caramelized Onion - Why yes this sounds amazing. 

Kale and Butternut Salad - I made a similar salad a few weeks back and it was the first time I served my pops kale and he didn't complain. Tis delicious! 

Steamed Sea Bass with Pesto - Swap the Sicilian Pesto with a Microgreen pesto et voila! 

Radicchio and Pear Salad - The bitterness of radicchio meets the sweetness of pears in this delectable salad! 

Leftover Thanksgiving Pita - Just shove all that leftover goodness into the pita. Yes. And reminder, the pita have a short shelf life. If you are going to wait a few days before eating them, pop them into the freezer! They defrost beautifully! 

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, 11/19

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Only Share" or "Fish and Seafood Only Share" you will receive just the proteins listed, not the fruits and veggies, dairy, grains or teats.

 

Weekly Add-ons

 

Add-on Bread of the Week - Sourdough Boule from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Aroostook Mild Cheddar from Sonnental Dairy
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Tomato and Basil Linguine from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Popcorn from Popzup
Add-on Grain of the Week - Everything Flatbread Crackers from Brewer's Crackers
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Muhammarra from Magic Bites
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Blueberry Muffins from Two Fat Cats
Add-on Sausage of the Week - Spicy Fennel from Colvard & Co.
Add-on Treat of the Week - Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Vegetarian Soup of the Week - Butternut Squash from Forge Baking Co.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omnivore Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Chicken Maple Breakfast Sausage from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Onions from South Paw Farm; Swiss Chard from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Chive Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm Creamery
Grain - Frozen Bagels from Forage
Special Treat - Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Chicken Maple Breakfast Sausage from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Salmon from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Onions from South Paw Farm; Swiss Chard from Dandelion Spring; Beets from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Chive Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm Creamery; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Grain - Frozen Bagels from Forage
Special Treat - Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Chicken Maple Breakfast Sausage from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Salmon from Harbor Fish Market; Bacon from Tide Mill Organic Farm and Broad Arrow
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Onions from South Paw Farm; Swiss Chard from Dandelion Spring; Beets from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Dandelion Spring; Broccolini from Goranson Farm; Cauliflower from Fairwinds Farm
Dairy - Chive Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm Creamery; Eggs from Codman Community Farms; Honey Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Grain - Frozen Bagels from Forage; Dried Pasta from Amolitta
Special Treat - Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

Pescatarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Salmon from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Onions from South Paw Farm; Swiss Chard from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Chive Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm Creamery
Grain - Frozen Bagels from Forage
Special Treat - Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Salmon from Harbor Fish Market; Butterflied Trout from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Onions from South Paw Farm; Swiss Chard from Dandelion Spring; Beets from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Chive Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm Creamery; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Grain - Frozen Bagels from Forage
Special Treat - Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Salmon from Harbor Fish Market; Butterflied Trout from Harbor Fish Market; Monkfish from True Fin*
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Onions from South Paw Farm; Swiss Chard from Dandelion Spring; Beets from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Dandelion Spring; Broccolini from Goranson Farm; Cauliflower from Fairwinds Farm
Dairy - Chive Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm Creamery; Eggs from Codman Community Farms; Honey Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Grain - Frozen Bagels from Forage; Dried Pasta from Amolitta
Special Treat - Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

 

 

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Tempeh from Tootie's Tempeh
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Onions from South Paw Farm; Swiss Chard from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Chive Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm Creamery
Grain - Frozen Bagels from Forage
Special Treat - Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Tempeh from Tootie's Tempeh; Veggie Quiche from Two Fat Cats
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Onions from South Paw Farm; Swiss Chard from Dandelion Spring; Beets from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Chive Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm Creamery; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Grain - Frozen Bagels from Forage
Special Treat - Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Tempeh from Tootie's Tempeh; Veggie Quiche from Two Fat Cats; Dumplings from Mei Mei
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Onions from South Paw Farm; Swiss Chard from Dandelion Spring; Beets from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Dandelion Spring; Broccolini from Goranson Farm; Cauliflower from Fairwinds Farm
Dairy - Chive Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm Creamery; Eggs from Codman Community Farms; Honey Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Grain - Frozen Bagels from Forage; Dried Pasta from Amolitta
Special Treat - Peanut Butter Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

 

 

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Chicken Maple Breakfast Sausage from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Onions from South Paw Farm; Swiss Chard from Dandelion Spring; Beets from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Eggs from Codman Community Farms

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Chicken Maple Breakfast Sausage from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Salmon from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Onions from South Paw Farm; Swiss Chard from Dandelion Spring; Beets from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Dandelion Spring; Broccolini from Goranson Farm; Cauliflower from Fairwinds Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Codman Community Farms

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Chicken Maple Breakfast Sausage from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Salmon from Harbor Fish Market; Bacon from Tide Mill Organic Farm and Broad Arrow
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Onions from South Paw Farm; Swiss Chard from Dandelion Spring; Beets from Snell Family Farm; Lettuce Mix from Dandelion Spring; Broccolini from Goranson Farm; Cauliflower from Fairwinds Farm; Carrots from Two Farmers Farm; Micro Greens from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Eggs from Codman Community Farms

 

 

*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)

 

We're very excited that, at long last, Maine now has its own tempeh producer, Tootie's Tempeh! We've been waiting (impatiently... trying not to loose our tempeh) for them to launch and that time has finally arrived. Worker owned and plastic-free, to boot.
 
Tempeh Recipes Galore - Tootie's has some good looking recipes. Scroll down to see some tasty breakfast action that'll pair nicely with a lot of the other goodies in your shares this week.
Seared Salmon and Greens - Could sub the bok choy with the tasty chard some of you are getting. Quick, super healthy, pretty dang scrumptious.
 
Breakfast Strata With Sausage and Mushrooms - Oh, man. What a tasty way to please a crowd. And here's a variation using bagels... it just might be a good enough excuse to not scarf them fresh.
 
Violette's Spinach Fillo - Not using the cream cheese on your bagels? Try this... Could use most melty cheeses (the Aroostook Mild Cheddar for you Cheese of the Week folks?) and just about any greens. And it looks impressive but comes together quickly
 

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

—Joe