How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 7/23/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 7/23/17)

Bunch Carrots: It’s important to store your bunch carrots properly to prolong their freshness. To do so, twist the green tops off when you first get your box, otherwise the greens will keep drawing up moisture and nutrients from their “root” and you’ll get a rubbery dried out carrot. Carrots are one of the easiest…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 6/17/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 6/17/17)

Plums: From sweet to tart, plums are big part of summer fruit in the Pacific Northwest. While great fresh as it or atop yogurt, fruit salads and even green salads (think walnuts, soft goat cheese and arugula), plums also shine when cooked as a sauce along with chicken, pork or duck. Care: Eat ripe plums…

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How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 1/22/17)

How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 1/22/17)

Bananas: Apart from being a main ingredient in smoothie’s, bananas are great in cooking as well. I started using up my ripe bananas to make flourless pancakes a few years ago. Now it’s my go to when the bananas are a little past their prime. (It’s also a lot easier and quicker than pulling out…

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How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 1/15/17)

How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 1/15/17)

Cucumber: Apart from cucumber salad, cucumbers make a fun and refreshing topping to sandwiches! Whether it’s the traditional open faced cucumber and cream cheese with dill that they serve at showers, diced cucumber with tomato, onions and feta cheese wrapped in a pita bread, or simply sliced cucumber on your average, every day sandwich, I…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 12/18/16)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 12/18/16)

How to Eat your BOX Yams: If it were up to me I would put yams/sweet potatoes in the boxes every week! 😉 They make one of my all-time favorite snacks and are also a great side for any meal. I like to slice them into quarter inch rounds or strips (a mandolin comes in…

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Family

Family

When I think about Christmas, I think about Jesus, His birth and His life and then I think about my wife and children and our parents and our siblings. Christmas, much like Thanksgiving, draws family together. At least in thought, if not in presence. At the Farm, times have really changed. We only have four…

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Holiday Delivery Schedule for Weeks of 12/18 and 12/25

Holiday Delivery Schedule for Weeks of 12/18 and 12/25

Holiday Delivery Schedule for Weeks of 12/18 and 12/25 *Please note that this delivery schedule spans two weeks: the week of Christmas and New Years*  Our office will be closed Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve in observance of the holidays. Because of these closures our deliveries for both weeks are scheduled as follows: For…

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A Local Fundraiser With Both International and Local Benefits

A Local Fundraiser With Both International and Local Benefits

For the Klesick family and our farm business, being generous is an important core value and our giving tends to follow our connections to the people we know. A few years ago, the Oso mudslide happened and since I have family in Oso, we were able to give more directly to the needs of the…

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Totally Caught Off Guard

Totally Caught Off Guard

Each week I normally log in about 10 – 12 hours of volunteer work on the Sustainable Land Strategy (SLS) forum. The SLS is a non-regulatory group of farmers, tribal and environmental members who were convened by Snohomish County to promote collaboration and build relationships. There are four Farmers and four Environmental members (two Tribal, two Restoration)….

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