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.
garlic scapes on cutting board

Even the organic food movement —as grounded as it is in a holistic understanding of traditional farming methods, environmentalism and nutrient-rich food —is not immune to fads. Every few months, it seems someone has suddenly “discovered” the benefits of eating pea shoots, grapefruit or kale.

More often than not, these foods, which are spontaneously thrust into the national spotlight, are foods that the Boston Organics Community has been growing and eating for years.

Garlic scapes, one of our favorite early summer vegetables, seem to be enjoying a just such a Renaissance moment. While the Boston Organics Crew already loves cooking with them, we’re excited to see so many people trying garlic scapes for the very first time.

office fruit box

We have a variety of fruit options to meet your company’s budget and needs. Standard and Large fruit boxes are rotating boxes of handpicked fruit for all sizes of offices and organizations. Find the perfect box for your business!

adjusted delivery schedule announcement

Happy Holidays from Boston Organics!

July 4th is coming up soon!

We will be closed on Friday, July 2nd & Monday, July 5th, and our delivery schedules will be different for those two weeks.

 

grilled veggie kabobs

The best part of summer is reconnecting with our loved ones and eating good food. Gather around the grill with these easy Vegetarian-Friendly meals.

Eat Local Produce - Local Produce During Week of May 17, 2021

When you support local produce, you're supporting the local economy. Did you know for every $100 you spend at local businesses, $68 will stay in the community! (Mass.gov) Often the best thing you can do for the environment is to buy food that is both local and organic. That way, you can reduce your food miles while also purchasing food that uses less energy-intensive production practices and maintains healthy ecosystems.

rhubarb stalks

For the first time this year, rhubarb can be found in Boston Organics boxes and as an add-on. While you may know rhubarb as something that is usually followed by "and strawberry pie", it has a long history and an intriguing story. Read on for fascinating rhubarb facts. 

Your Peachy Guide to Organic Stone Fruit

Stone fruit has an element of nostalgia, bringing to mind memories of sweet, sticky hands on a hot summer day—picking through pint containers of little yellow-orange fruit at the farmers’ market and popping open vats of aromatic preserves put by for colder times. Luckily, we don’t have to wait until peak summer in New England to enjoy organic stone fruit season! 

potato gnocchi

Our Dogma Box includes organic produce that's sourced as close to Boston as possible throughout the year. Similar to a CSA or farm share, this box is filled with the best organic produce from local and regional farms each week.

chioggia beet

The Chioggia beet (pronounced kee-OH-gee-uh), also known as the candy stripe or bulls-eye beet, is as beautiful as it is delicious. Its deep pink and white spirals add a burst of color to a variety of dishes. Here's everything you need to know about this exotic root veggie.

papaya

If you’re looking to step a little outside of your comfort zone, papayas are a must-try! Native to tropical regions, papayas are a staple fruit South American and Caribbean cuisines. Occasionally we'll have a limited supply of them -- this week (4/26/21) you can find them in our all fruit, 2/3 fruit, and small box!

Local Offerings - Week of April 20, 2021

The fresh cool air is filling our lungs. Open the windows to your home and welcome in this beautiful day! New England harvests are gifting us an abundance of local organic produce. Take a look at all things local in our boxes this week!

eggplant, oyster mushroom, sunchoke, red bell pepper

Spring is a busy season for New England farmers and it takes planning and persistence to keep up with the demands of outdoor growing. They’ve certainly been successful because we’re able to find more crop diversity! Next week we'll see new produce in deliveries like eggplant, red bell peppers, black radishes, oyster mushrooms, and sunchokes!

overnight oats


This week’s featured add-ons are local greens, organic overnight oat packets, and eco-friendly detergent strips. The Boston Organics Community uses organic produce delivery as the most convenient way to sustainably source their food and other grocery items.

wash your greens

Leafy greens are coming into peak season! These greens are delicious on their own but for folks looking for an extra dash of excitement we’ve got a perfect recipe formula for you.

baby carrots winter moon roots

Welcome to the Purchaser’s Corner! Here you’ll find periodic updates from our Purchasing Team on what’s new and exciting from our farm partners, as well insight into the world of our farmers.

Celebrate Passover with Boston Organics

Passover is a Jewish holiday that spans over 7 days, and the first night starts this week! On the first night of Passover, families gather for Seder; a meal that includes special symbolic dishes and rituals. With social distancing still in effect, Seder might be a little less traditional this year. Here are some of the traditional Seder dishes with a Boston Organics twist:

chickpeas in jar

 Legumes are a the seeds of plants from the legume family, which includes beans, peas, lentils, and peanuts. Sprouting your own legumes will make it easier for your body to absorb vitamins and minerals stored inside the food. 

shop green add-on items

Bring on the green! A celebration of Irish culture, good luck charms, and everything green. No matter what produce box you're subscribed to, you can add a little good luck green to your next order!

Prepping farm field for spring growing

We hope everyone was able to enjoy last weekend's gorgeous weather! As unpredictable as the New England weather can be, spring is just around the corner. Our local farmers spent the warm weather prepping fields to get ahead for the next harvest

ZUCCHINI, ONION AND RICOTTA PIE

To celebrate Pi Day, we've compiled some of our favorite pie recipes. Earlier we brought you 6 dessert pie recipes. Now here are some of our favorite savory pies. Because, as an irrational and transcendental number, pi will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. And so will our appetite for pie!

purple top turnips

Turnips are a root vegetable that are available year-round, but best in the fall. Bite into the fleshy white-purple bulb of a turnip for a slight bite or feast on the hearty leafy greens.

miso soup

The simplest dashi is vegan and is essentially just boiling kombu (seaweed) in  hot water. Dashi is delicious soup base for your next homemade ramen, miso soup, cooking liquid for sauces, or a protein marinade! 

fresh seaweed

Seaweed! Ok maybe it's not so secret. The vast ocean is full of sea creatures and vegetation, and seaweed is one you've got to stock in your pantry. Snack on seaweed chips, add it as the main component to your salad or simmer and make the best vegan broth!

green lettuce

Spring has officially sprung! The growing season is getting a full head of steam again and the excitement is palatable as we look forward to more local greens, herbs, sunchokes, and garlic scapes!

tru earth laundry detergent strips

The laundry detergent you use, should be as sensitive to your skin as it the environment. When you use Tru Earth Eco-Strips, you will feel confident that you are taking care of your family, and their future on this planet.

organic pea shoots

This week we have delicious organic pea shoots from Jonathan's Sprouts of Rochester, Massachusetts. Pea shoots have an irresistibly fresh flavor and we love when they're available!

About USDA Organic labels

These days more and more consumers are looking for ways to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their food. We may have to wait until 2020 before we see labels on our food indicating the presence of genetically modified ingredients in the United States. In the meantime, there are two food labels that indicate the absence of GMOs for consumers: the USDA Organic label and the Non-GMO Project Verified seal.

Local herbs in greenhouse

The secret to good cooking is using fresh ingredients. This is doubly true when we’re talking about herbs.

organic cucumbers sliced

Turns out there are a few different varieties of cucumbers, but the two most common are slicing and pickling. It also turns out that there's some confusion about what constitutes a slicing pickle.

Boston Organics masked delivery driver

As our service evolves & our company grows, it is important to us that we continue providing the highest quality service we can for all of our customers.