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.
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.

Sweet potato gnocchi pasta with oyster mushrooms

All of the fruits and vegetables we deliver are grown without synthetic pesticides and are USDA certified organic. Interested in receiving produce that's both organic and locally sourced all year round? Check out our Local Dogma Box.

What's in the Dogma Box - February 9, 2021

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.

Into the Pantry: Rise Brewing

Rise Brewing brews the best tasting coffee using the best organic ingredients that they can source. Their cold brew coffee is infused with nitrogen so you get a beverage rich, creamy texture that creates a refreshingly-smooth, latte-like experience without adding extra fat, sugar or calories.

Into the Pantry: Taza Chocolate

Taza Chocolate makes high quality stone ground chocolate in their factory in Somerville, MA. Located less than 3 miles away from us in Charlestown, the aroma of chocolate practically wafts all the way to our warehouse.

Local & Regional Produce - January 20, 2021

Boston Organics' customers are helping to support and sustain a network of local farms, local suppliers, and local businesses. Since we are not limited to sourcing from just one farm, Boston Organics is able to offer our customers a broad selection of produce, year round! Check out what's local and regional this week...

2020 Year In Review

Into the Pantry: Heiwa Tofu

Heiwa Tofu is a small family business in beautiful Rockport, Maine. Since 2008, they have been committed to creating pure and wholesome foods that they can share with their community.

What's in the Dogma Box - January 12, 2021

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.

Boston Organics donating beets to Greater Boston Food Bank

More people and families were challenged this year while facing the coronavirus and rising unemployment. While individuals had shifted into a new normal, others were challenged with finding a way to feed themselves and their families. How do you get food when you can’t afford it?

It's Taco Tuesday!

If a taco is a grain vessel for a filling, is a hot dog a taco? The comments are open for debate. In the meantime, we've compiled our favorite vegetarian and vegan friendly taco recipes so you can celebrate your Taco Tuesday! 

Join the Green Plate Club!

We're teaming up with our friends and neighbors, Bootstrap Compost, to encourage the people of Boston to take the next step towards living more sustainably.

Member Spotlight: Lillie Marshall

Lillie Marshall is a middle school teacher, mother of two young kids, and a writer. She runs Around the World "L" Travel and Life blog, Teaching Traveling Global Education Community, and Drawings Of... Educational Cartoon site.

She has quite a lot going on -- a full plate so to speak -- and Boston Organics deliveries have made grocery shopping easier and safer during pandemic-times.

You're missing out on cabbage

Cabbage is often overlooked and thought of as bland. With a mild flavor, it compliments any flavor profile. It can add crispness to your sandwich or spring roll, or beef up your next stew. And it’s extremely affordable if you’re looking to stretch your dollar. These are our favorite cabbage recipes!

Important Weather Update - Adjusted Deliveries Thurs 12/17 & Fri 12/18

Hold on to your hats, it’s looking like more severe snowfall will be occurring throughout Wednesday and the day Thursday. In order to keep safety a top priority, your delivery will be delayed by one day.