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This Week's Food

Fun Facts

Fun Facts

We wanted to share a few fun facts about Family Dinner, and about life.
 
Pick of the Week: Have you met our Picks of the Week section in the store? We have a wonderful rotating selection of breads, cheese, pasta, pastry, vegetarian soup, mezze and more! You can add them to your on-going subscription or make your choices week to week. Some of our favorite mezze are the grape leaves from Magic Bites, the tzatziki from Sophia's (made with her incredible yogurt) and the black olive tapenade from Dave's. 
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Why don't scallops share?

Why don't scallops share?

We got a gorgeous bounty delivered from Gabe at Cold Spring Ranch this past week, including the pork butts making their way into your shares, as well as a beautiful collection of steaks. Waiting to grace your cast irons, we have Ribeyes, Sirloins and Porterhouses, all grass fed in New Portland, ME. We've huddled all these masterpieces into a section of the store we're calling THE MEATS.
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Cooking for fun.

The holidays brought with them a tremendous flurry of activity and effort - and somehow seemed to have passed in the briefest of instants. Anyone else exhausted?
 
Now I love me some holiday eating and a traditional meal as much as anyone but sometimes drawing in the lines of tradition can feel constraining.  I'm excited to get back into food that's a little more whimsical, maybe a little spicer- cooking just for the hell of it. 
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Christmas Couch Time.

Christmas Couch Time.

Sure, spending time with your friends and family is great. But nothing is greater than the joy of settling into the open arms of your couch for some movie time in your sweatpants.

We polled some of the Family Dinner Family about their holiday favorites. To my great surprise, none of these goobers picked Die Hard. Not even Maggie.
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Ham I am.

Ham I am.

Hello,

Our Holiday 2023 store is live! We have a limited of Ham Roasts for your table (and your leftover sammies), a Spinach gruyere strata to make Christmas breakfast a breeze, and bake at home sticky buns from Forge to make your house smell just heavenly while you rewatch a Christmas Story for the ten bllionth time. And don't forget the Lobster Ravioli. Yeah, I said it. Lobster Ravioli. Go get you some.
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Collaborating with La Colaborativa

Collaborating with La Colaborativa

Hello,
We are doing another dry goods drive to collect items for our neighbors and friends facing food insecurity.
If you have been around Family Dinner for a while, you know we are huge fans of the work of La Colaborativa in Chelsea, MA. They are a Latina led organization working to support Latinx immigrants in the Greater Boston area. Their Executive Director, Gladys Vega (pictured, left) is an absolute force of a human being. Tireless in her work ethic and integrity, she is truly a marvel as is her entire team.
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Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah

Hello friends,
 
It's almost Hanukkah and we have some little joys for your holiday table. Brisket, soothing matzoh ball soup, sweet macaroons, delicious latkes and apple sauce, homey kugel, and salmon at breakfast (times two!). Supplies are limited on each so don't wait!
 
Holidays hit heavier this year, as everything feels so heavy and grim. Maybe celebrating in a storm is necessary, maybe it's restorative and maybe even an act of joyful defiance. Maybe it's is all the more reason to celebrate, to light our lights and lift each other up as we toast the humanity in all of us.
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The big day is nigh!

The big day is nigh!

Housekeeping up first!
 
Reminder that after tomorrow and this Tuesday's orders, we are skipping the following week. What's that look like? It looks like this:
  • Orders will *not* process on Mon., Nov. 20 and there will be no deliveries on Sat., Nov. 25 or Tues., Nov. 28.
  • Next processing date will be Mon., Nov. 27 for orders that will be delivered on Dec. 2 and 5
Holler with any questions!
 
Anyone else feeling the dueling sensations of delight and anxiety about Thanksgiving? As the day rapidly approaches, those that are hosting are triple checking shopping lists and trying to bang out as many to-dos as we can during waking hours. All the while, we're racking our brains to remember things we did last time that eased the pain as well as the pitfalls to avoid.
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Jack Frost nipping...

Jack Frost nipping...

stuffing? And the cheese box? Good lord don't forget the CHEESE BOX! The Family Dinner Thanksgiving page is still taking orders so hurry on over.
 
Now, a few things about frost. 
 
First, it is creeping in slowly to a vegetable field near you (such as Iron Ox farm, above, this morning). The time for more delicate greens has passed but the heartier greens, like kale, root veggies, squash and cabbage going strong.
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Coming Soon...

Coming Soon...

Just a quick note that we have Thanksgiving right around the corner. We are working to get your Thanksgiving page up and running and should have it to you by this weekend. Look forward to Turkeys from Misty Knoll, Veggies from your favorite farmers, stuffing from Forge Baking Co and more!
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A little note of love.

A little note of love.

By this time we have all seen the horrors that unfolded in Lewiston, Maine where a gunman shot and killed 18 people, injured 13 and remains on the loose. The people of this beautiful city remain on lockdown, fear mixing with tragedy and boiling froth of anger and sadness.
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Fat Moon on the Horizon

Fat Moon on the Horizon

As a small business we are nothing without the connection to our wonderful partners who grow and make and produce all the incredibly items we get to share with you. It is a joy to get to put the spotlight on them pass them the mic.

Today we want to share a note from Elizabeth Almeida from Fat Moon mushrooms. Elizabeth is working to grow her business through a grant from the Commonwealth. More info from her:
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Ginger, Butts, and the TEDx stage

Ginger, Butts, and the TEDx stage

This week we have three little updates for you.

We were so thrilled to be back on the TEDx Natick stage this Spring to talk about navigating the pandemic, fighting food insecurity and crying like a baby in your overalls. The wonderful TEDx Natick team published these talks this week and we are thrilled. (Note: I had just overcome a delightful case of bronchitis so please forgive me for sounding like a squeak toy.)
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