Kitchen Tools for Vegans Who Love to Cook!

We came up with the idea of writing about kitchen tools for vegans when I realized that preparing healthy, tasty vegan meals requires a set of tools that not everybody has in a typical kitchen. As you start preparing more whole-food, plant-based (and sometimes even raw!) meals, you’ll see how these tools are not gadgets but really helpful companions on your vegan journey.
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October is both Fair Trade Month and Non-GMO Month – a reminder for us to pause our busy lives for a moment and reflect on the current state of our food system. Take a quick look to learn more about what it means to be fair trade and to learn ways in which you can support greater equity in the food system, fair wages around the world, and high quality products on your table.

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Fall is an incredible time of year. The leaves change color, the air is crisp, and we get to pull out our favorite sweaters from the back of the closet. Also, we get to enjoy the produce that helps keep us warm as it cools down. Check out our fall produce guide to learn a bit more about what's to come from Boston Organics this season.  

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Summer may be almost over which means soon our summer favorites like fresh tomatoes, summer squash, eggplant, peppers and more will give way to the fall classics like carrots, radishes, winter squash and lots of hardy greens. But that doesn't mean we have to say goodbye to summer flavors. Check out our tips for freezing, quick pickling and canning to help savor the taste of summer for months to come!

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Whether you and the kids are ready or not, it's back to school time. We know that means a lot for many of you from helping with homework, carpooling to and from after school sports and activities, new friends and very busy schedules. Let us take some of the worry out of school lunches and afternoon pick-me-ups with our great selection of kid-approved snacks! 

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 The Boston Local Food Festival is here! Boston Organics and more than 75 of your favorite local farmers, chefs, restaurants, artisans, and service organizations will be filling up The Rose Kennedy Greenway on Sunday September 16th from 11am to 5pm. This free food fest is not to be missed!

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Over in Back Bay, you’ll find the headquarters of Cerulli Associates – a worldwide asset management company who works with nearly all of the top 50 global asset management firms.

Founded in 1992, Cerulli has since set out to become the leading advisory resource for financial services executives. But their leadership doesn’t stop there – Cerulli Associates is also setting the tone for what it means to care for the complete health and well-being of their employees, the local Boston community and the planet.

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Summer may be close to over but we're hoping to stay green all year long! Check out these steps that you can take toward a green office.

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It's late summer which means the days are getting a little bit shorter and the nights are getting a little bit cooler. What this also means is that a plethora of pepper varieties are reaching their full maturity, turning into their ultimate color destiny and finding themselves in many Boston Organics' produce boxes! To celebrate peak pepper season we created The Boston Organics Pepper Guide. Check it out! 


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Labor Day is quickly approaching. For many of us that means a day off from work, for some it’s considered the unofficial end of summer, and in an era past it was also the day you packed up all of your white clothes. This Labor Day we're making it one where we remember some of the origins of the labor movement in the United States and the folks of the Pullman Strike for which the holiday was established.

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This Fourth of July make veggies the star of your backyard barbecue! With lots of local produce items going out in this holiday week’s boxes, we’ve created a delicious Fourth of July menu to not only satisfy your family and friends but also utilize your Boston Organics’ fruits and vegetables.

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We know, we know - it's not quite the end of summer yet. But with Labor Day just around the corner, we know many Boston Organics customers are starting to prepare for the impending school year and we are here to make sure everyone is ready to rise and shine for back-to-school! Your produce boxes will be full of fruits and veggies to form the base for healthy meals, and our wide selection of add-ons will help make sure you have everything you need without the hassle of the grocery store.

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Join Boston Organics at this year’s Fermentation Festival at the Boston Public Market on Sunday, August 26th! This free festival will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with a complete schedule of events entirely dedicated to all things fermented. There will be a diverse collection of experts on hand to answer your fermentation questions and to share their knowledge and experience, including brewers, scientists, chefs, microbiologists, entrepreneurs, and writers.

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Last week we shared a bit about what a local and sustainable food system means to us and farmers and farm workers are the bedrock of that supply chain. We want to take some time to celebrate and appreciate many of the growers and farm teams that allow us to do the work that we do and to enjoy some of the most delicious organic produce in the region. 

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Jennifer Hanway is a Holistic Nutritionist, Level 2 Bio Signature Modulation Practitioner and Certified Personal Trainer who came to Boston by way of London. Previously, she worked at Amansala’s Bikini Bootcamp in Tulum, Mexico; was part of the founding team and Master Trainer at London’s first barre studio; and has worked as a personal trainer to the British Royal family and several Hollywood A-listers -- though she won't give us any names!

Jennifer has been a Boston Organics customer for three years. She recently took the time to answer some of our questions about why she's passionate about wellness and how Boston Organics helps her pursue her wellness goals.

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We’re getting into peak season for local produce here at Boston Organics. Our strong network of growers are increasing their availability each week with exciting new items populating our produce boxes like eggplant, hot peppers, and heirloom tomatoes. As we enter this time of year, we’d like to take a step back and share what it means to us to work within a sustainable and locally-based food system.

Your Guide to Summer Produce

Summer starts a little later in New England than in other parts of the country, but when it finally gets here we're treated to a delicious bounty of stone fruit, greens, and other delicious treats. For new Boston Organics customers, there might occasionally be items in your box that you're not familiar with. We've put together our Summer Produce Guide to provide you with a snapshot of what's to come this season.

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Kirsten Wright-Cirit is a local wellness consultant who works with individuals, groups and companies to improve their nutrition and overall health. In 2014, she founded Your Wellness Scout, and it's her mission to help people fit wellness into their busy lives.

Kirsten and her husband have been Boston Organics customers since they moved to Boston over five years ago, and she agreed to chat about how she helps people live healthier lives and how regular deliveries of organic food helps her with her own nutrition.

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We are in the middle of a brutal stretch of 90-degree days, and if you don't have air conditioning in your home you're probably doing everything in your power to avoid turning on the oven. We'd like to make that a little easier, so here are a handful of no-cook recipes that will keep your belly full and your house cool.

Because different people define no-cook differently, here's our definition: You won't need heat. No ovens. No stoves. No blow torches.

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It used to be that if you had a white collar business in Boston, you put your offices downtown. But that's all changed. Now there are more options -- more things to consider. How many food trucks are there within a 100-foot radius? Is there a bike share dock nearby? Do you even want an office? What about a co-working space instead? Or an incubator? Better still, how about everybody telecommutes?!

Rockhill Management, a commercial real estate company that owns several buildings in Downtown Boston and throughout the US, watched as tenants left to move to trendy neighborhoods like The Leather District or Seaport. As a result of shifting makeup of office buildings Downtown, they decided a change in culture at their buildings would go a long way.

"The market has really changed downtown," said Jennifer Twombly, a senior property manager at Rockhill. "It went from a very traditional base to trying to attract companies from the Seaport and Cambridge that are getting priced out of those areas.”

"We started saying we need to attract different types of businesses here."