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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Oranges are a delicious, portable snack. Opening the peel releases a burst of fresh scent, causing mouths to water several cubicles away. As juicy and delicious as they are, it’s easy to forget that they have a plethora of other purposes. So just for fun, we've dreamed up six silly uses for an orange in the office.

Spring-Dug Parsnips - Candy of the Root Crop

We're getting a special local crop from the fields of Winter Moon Farm - spring-dug organic parsnips! Unbelievably sweet and flavorful, these parsnips are a food-lover's best friend.

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Bootstrap Compost is featuring Boston Organics as their April Bootstrap Buddy! Bootstrap Compost is a sustainable company doing great work to improve our food system. Naturally, we love working together!

5 Ways to Skip the Afternoon Slump

Everyone knows the feeling, that glassy-eyed, unfocused haze that descends over the office around 2pm. The afternoon swoon may have you wishing you could curl up under your desk for a nap, or send you slouching to the break room coffee maker or vending machine for a caffeine or sugar boost. Though this afternoon energy dip may be partly due to our body’s natural rhythms, below are steps you can take to fight this sleepy slump and form healthy office habits.

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Mandarins, a type of orange, are great snacks that are filled with juicy goodness. There are hundreds of breeds of mandarins and some we have included in your deliveries in the past are Tangerines, Clementines, Satsuma, and Tango.

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Americans consider mangoes a rare delicacy, but they’re actually one of the most consumed fruits in the world. In fact, there’s a lot more to mangoes than meets the eye. That’s why Boston Organics is going “beneath the peel” to explore the amazing world of the mango.

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In early March, Jeff, Jill, and Caroline went to the SBN's 8th Annual Local Food Trade Show event held at Northeastern University. The Local Food Trade Show is designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in Massachusetts.

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Check out these local Boston Food events! The Boston Organics team has compiled a list of local events hosted by organizations we support for you to connect with like-minded individuals. 

Boston Organics believes it is in everyone’s best interest to build a strong regional network of growers, distributors and retailers, and we think it's great that more and more people are getting on board with the local movement.

Building a healthy food system isn't a one-(wo)man job and requires constant communication between organizations. We put together this list of local events so you can collaborate, connect, and contribute to the local food system too! Check out these Spring events!

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written by Jill Banach, Produce Purchasing

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Saint Patrick’s Day observes the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. People spend the holiday celebrating Irish culture and traditions including parades, Irish step dancing, drinking green beer, or eating Irish cuisine. Did you know your chance of finding a 4-leaf clover is 1 in 10,000?

As tradition goes, wearing green on St. Patrick ’s Day will make you invisible to pesky leprechauns, otherwise be weary of getting pinched! Different cities hold different traditions – Chicago colors the Chicago River green with a natural vegetable dye, and Hot Springs holds the world’s shortest parade (98 feet). While I don’t think Mayor Walsh will approve dying the Charles River green, we still have an awesome parade! Boston’s St. Patrick's Day parade will start Sunday March 17 at 1:00 pm at Broadway Station.

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It’s almost 3.141592… Day! Also known as Pi day! Every year, on 3/14, we celebrate π - the mathematical constant; but eating pie is 3.14 times better than calculating areas or crunching equations. Pi kid you not, our pie recipes will blow your mind! Whether you’re in the mood for sweet, savory, tart, creamy or a little boozy – we got you covered. In addition, we’ve included some basic tips to make sure every pie you make is πRFECT!

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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.

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This week, we’re spreading the love! Providing you top-notch food one liners, featuring add-on chocolate to surprise your sweetie when they open up their Boston Organics box, and showing extra love for our local growers! 

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Here's an infographic with some information on some of our company highlights, including number of bunches of local greens delivered, number of nonprofits supported, and number of pounds of food donated to Food For Free.

The Back to Basics Guide to Making Excellent Soup

Soup can be chunky or smooth, hot or cold, vegetarian or carnivorous—a side dish or the main attraction. Soup is quite possibly the most versatile dish out there, but not all soups are created equal.

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We deliver organic fruit and snacks to hundreds of offices in the Greater Boston area, but many of the people who work in those offices don't know that we *also* deliver organic produce and groceries to homes.

Meatless Mondays: BBQ Beet Burgers

Boston Organics has started a new series of posts for Meatless Monday recipes in order to offer ideas for vegetarian dinners and also to encourage a reduction in weekly meat consumption. This encourages a more sustainable lifestyle. Meatless Mondays are a way to show our customers that vegetable-based meals can be hearty and delicious and that they are a nutritious and environmentally responsible way to eat. This week’s featured recipe is for BBQ Beet Burgers.

Set intentions for the day.

We seem to hear about mindfulness quite a bit these days. Though the idea of mindfulness has its roots in Buddhist meditation, a secular mindfulness has been popularized over the last few decades, and recent research into the benefits of mindfulness practice have earned further attention. 

Mindfulness is the practice of slowing down and becoming aware of each moment. This is often accomplished through bringing an awareness to the breath, your thoughts and sensations, and your surroundings. Engaging in these practices can have noticeable benefits, including helping to bring you a sense of calm as well as increased patience and compassion for yourself and others. By bringing attention to specific moments, you may find that you remember them, and others, more clearly. 

Having an increased awareness of the moment can help slow knee-jerk reactions to difficult or stressful situations, allowing you to be responsive rather than reactive. This is useful in all areas of life, but particularly in the workplace, where it may be challenging to balance the demands of colleagues and clients while trying to cram productivity into every moment. 

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How to Make an Office Garden!

Guest Post by Kali Wyrosdic

5 Best Basic Basil Facts & Recipes

Love basil? Search recipes, learn about it's nutritional value, and storage tips! Read more.

Nothing compares to the aroma of fresh basil, finely chopped on a wooden cutting board. There's something in that fragrance that screams authenticity.

Free Weekly Meal Planner

We're always looking for ways to cook healthy meals while saving time and money.

To help you get the most out of your produce deliveries, we created a Weekly Meal Planner so you can organize and plan all of your weekly meals with your Boston Organics produce!

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We've scoured the internet for the hottest food trends for 2019.

What Kind of Radish Is This?!

Radishes are one of the hardiest vegetables known to man. Radishes grow quickly, suffer from relatively few pests or diseases, and you can harvest and eat almost the entire plant.

6 Easy Office Breakfast Hacks

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Of course, knowing this doesn’t make it any easier to sit down to a wholesome breakfast before you dash out the door in the morning. For those of us who just can't seem to get ahead of the morning rush, we have six healthy office breakfast tricks, ranging from make-ahead meals to recipes you can prep with only your break room microwave or hot water dispenser. Eat up!

Stop - do you have your crampons?

When the sun sets before 4:30 and the temperature fluctuates between chilly and I-think-my-nose-might-fall-off levels, the couch and a cozy blanket seem extra appealing. Though there is something to be said for allowing yourself to slow down a little and reflect in this season of long nights, keeping active will help maintain your health and your mood. Check out the tips below to help you get moving and stay moving throughout the winter.

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Customers now have the option to select items from among our extensive grocery and produce add-on offerings to create a box tailored to your needs.

To get started, check out our guide, and, as always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Warm Hands, Warm Heart: Festive Winter Beverages

When the weather turns cold, it is lovely to wrap your chilled hands around a warm cup of something. It’s even nicer when you can share a steaming mug with a friend. These recipes are a little indulgent, perfect for this festive season. Though it’s easy enough to add a nip of something else warming, these recipes are perfect by themselves, so you can share them with friends of all ages.

Give the gift of Boston Organics.

This holiday season, support local businesses and find the perfect gift for the foodies on your list. Our suggestions will make sure that your friends, family, coworkers or clients will have happy taste buds.

Insider Tips for Your Winter Grocery Deliveries

Surviving winter in New England is no easy task.  Fortunately, Boston Organics keeps your kitchen stocked with fresh, healthy food even if you don’t feel like going outside.

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