SHARE THE HARVEST!

 

It is peak harvest time right now in fields across our region and also our favorite time of year. The long, hot days of summer and the countless hours worked in the fields by our farmers are paying dividends by the bushelful. The Fresh Lists we receive weekly from farmers are brimming with all kinds of produce - from tomatoes and corn to grapes, peppers and zucchini.

Now is the perfect time to share your love of local food and commitment to our local economy with friends, neighbors and family. Introduce them to the convenience of our Locavore Boxes and Meal Kits and share the importance of supporting local farmers and producers to keep the supply of locally grown and produced food flowing all year long.

BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO WORK, BACK TO REALITY....

Soon we will all return to our familiar routines of school and work as this glorious Pacific Northwest summer draws to a close.


Be sure that your kitchen is well provisioned for the busy weeks ahead. Shop Locavore Boxes for simple weeknight dinners as well as other kits for breakfast, lunches and snacks.

You'll also want to stock up on the latest crops of summer fruit while they're still here! Now is the time to make jam, freeze berries and can what you can!

See what's available for the coming week in this week's newsletters. 

PS Don't let the 3-Day weekend throw you off. Orders are still due by the same cutoff. 

Portland - Sunday at Midnight
Bellingham + Seattle - Monday at 10am

Bellingham Newsletter

Seattle Newsletter

Portland Newsletter

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER OUR SUMMERTIME SWEEPSTAKES!

With Labor Day Weekend upon us, our Summertime Sweepstakes is drawing to a close! Shop this weekend for your last chance at winning our fabulous Grand Prizes!

Three lucky winners, one each chosen from our Bellingham, Seattle and Portland customers, will win a fabulous Grand Prize.

The Bellingham winner be treated to an exclusive Farm to Table Dinner prepared by our Chef in a lovely Whatcom County setting or your own home. You and your guests will feast on hyper-local fare paired with wine from Seifert & Jones and beer from Kulshan Brewery.

Winners in Seattle and Portland will win a fabulous Bellingham Getaway with a stay at the Heliotrope Hotel.

Second Chance Drawing Prizes include goodies from our friends at Digs, Sur la Table, Colorhouse Paint, Pie Spot and Pizzazza.


To be entered into the Summertime Sweepstakes all you have to do is shop! 
You'll receive one Sweepstakes Entry each week you make a purchase. 

 

RECIPE | ROASTED HEIRLOOM TOMATO SAUCE

ROASTED HEIRLOOM TOMATO SAUCE

  • Preheat oven to 425F.

  • Halve and 3-4lbs of tomatoes. Cut large tomatoes into wedges. You can leave smaller ones in halves. 

  • Separate 2 or 4 garlic cloves from a head of garlic. (I used 4, use less if you are garlic averse)

  • Place the tomatoes and unpeeled garlic cloves on parchment lined baking sheets. Drizzle with a generous amount of olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

  • Roast for 30 to 45 minutes or until the tomatoes are very soft and slightly browned. Remove from the oven and carefully remove the garlic cloves from their skin.

  • Transfer everything to a blender container and blend until smooth or leave It slightly chunky if you prefer. Alternately, transfer to a bowl or other large container and puree using an immersion blender. 

  • Taste and adjust seasoning with salt. Let cool slightly then pour into containers to freeze.

  


OPTIONS::
I like to keep this sauce basic so I can later adapt it to different recipes and flavor profiles.

If you prefer a sweeter sauce, add 2 carrots (peeled and cut into ½” chunks) and/or 1 onion (peeled and cut into wedges).

I have also roasted the tomatoes along with herbs – thyme is particularly good!

The color of your sauce will vary depending on which varieties of tomatoes you used.

This method can also be used with other types of tomatoes as well as red peppers.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND ESSENTIALS

This Holiday Weekend, let ACME help you entertain with ease. Throw one an impromptu dinner party or BBQ and feast on peak of the season produce.  Keep it simple with our help!

This week's Kits and Locavore Meals are perfect for entertaining at home, contributing to potlucks or taking on the road to the cabin, campground or friend's house.  The Grilled Clams in this week's Locavore Boxes are a simple and delicious main course sure to please your guests. Turn the Banh Mi Meatballs into appetizers or bake theCorn + Leek Quiche into mini tarts for savory little bites. The Grilled Ratatouille Pasta would make an excellent potluck dish.

Plus Kits, Add-ons, Summer Fruit and more to fill out your weekend menus.

Full details in this week's newsletters::

Bellingham Newsletter
Seattle Newsletter
Portland Newsletter