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New Pick-Up Locations in Issaquah, Kirkland, and Redmond!

We are happy to announce that we now have pick-up locations in Issaquah, Kirkland, and Redmond! We are working with Windsor Communities to provide pick-up locations in their various buildings: the Reflections at Marymoor in Redmond, the Estates at Cougar Mountain in Issaquah, and Tera Apartments in Kirkland. Residents of any of these communities can now enjoy the convenience of orders delivered right to their home. These locations are also open to the public!

The pick-up hours at all three locations run from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Thursdays. As with all our pick-up locations, anyone who receives their orders at these locations is exempt from having to pay the $3 delivery fee!

We hope you’ll enjoy having the option of these new pick-up locations! Please feel free to let us know if you’d like to receive deliveries at any of these places. If you’re new and would like to sign up, you can do so here. Simply select “Redmond – Reflections at Marymoor Apartments,” “Issaquah – The Estates at Cougar Mountain Apartments,” or “Kirkland – Tera Apartments” as your location!

Now In The Web Store: Alaskan Prawns!

Prawns are delicious, lean, and rich in protein, but sometimes it can be difficult to find them from a responsible source. We love getting to connect our customers with excellent, healthy options that wouldn’t normally be available to them, so we’re excited to announce that we now have Alaskan prawns available in our web store!

These spot prawns are caught by Alaskan fisherman Gavin Keohane. Fun fact: Gavin has been featured on National Geographic’s TV show, Alaskan Fish Wars! Gavin also provided the cod we recently had in the web store.

If you are concerned about making the most sustainable choice possible when it comes to seafood, we’ve got great news: the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch ranks spot prawns from Alaska as a Best Choice for environment-friendly seafood. Learn more here!

We hope you’ll enjoy this new option! If you give these prawns a try, be sure to share your culinary creations with us on our Facebook wall or to Instagram (#terraorganics), and we could feature your post!

Join Us For An Open House At Tahoma Farms!

Photo by Scott Haydon Photography.

We’re having an open house to celebrate spring at Tahoma Farms! Please join us for a free day of fun at the farm where your food comes from!

The event will be from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, May 10th, 2014. Tahoma Farms is located at 21108 Orville Rd E, Orting, WA 98360.

  • Bring a meal and enjoy a picnic with your family. We have covered picnic tables available, or you can bring a blanket – up to you!
  • Meet the Tahoma Farms farmers, Kim & Dan Hulse!
  • Take a tour of the farm. New tours start every 90 minutes.
  • Interact with live animals, including goats, chickens, and ducks.
  • Glimpse the beginnings of new spring crops like asparagus and rhubarb.
  • See our tractor collection and sit on a tractor – a great photo op!
  • Check out our new wash station and packing shed, and learn about our project to power the farm using solar power.

RSVP below to let us know you’ll be attending. E-mail us at info@terra-organics.com if you have any questions! We hope to see you there!

New: CB’s Peanut Butter and More!

NEW in the Terra Organics webstore

CB’s Nuts Peanut Butter
Dried Apricots

Green Cabbage


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St. Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it. Prepare by ordering some Green Cabbage to accompany your traditional corned beef feast for the holiday, or simply plan to deck out your dinner table in green with Green KaleCollard Greens, and Rainbow Chard!

We love the rich, toasty nuts and seeds we get from CB’s Nuts, a wonderful local company, and now we’re happy to offer their Peanut Butter in our “Honey and Jam” category! Organically grown Valencia peanuts are freshly roasted for the best possible flavor and blended to a splendid happy-medium texture that the folks at CB’s Nuts call “creamunchy” and that Goldilocks would call “just right.” This premium peanut butter is all natural and contains only roasted peanuts, but you won’t find any of the annoying, oily separation that plagues other natural peanut butter brands.

The options are endless: dunk sticks of Celery, combine with Heavenly Honey for a sweet dip for Pink Lady Apple slices, or spread a little on a square of Theo 70% Dark Chocolate. And who doesn’t like a good PB&J? Pair CB’s PB with a Burnt Ridge Nursery preserve like Plum Jam or Apple Butter, spread on your favorite bread from the Essential Baking Company, and elevate the childhood classic to a new gourmet level!

It’s still prime time for citrus fruits. Our TDE Tangerines are easy to peel and have a sweet, well-balanced taste. Blood Oranges, with their deep, garnet-red hue, remain bright and refreshing. (Tip: Blood oranges contain more folate than normal oranges, making them a great choice for pregnant women!) And finally, for those of us who like to keep a pile of citrus around their kitchen for when the urge to snack strikes, there’s our 4 lb bags of navel oranges, sure to ward off scurvy!

Buy organic. Buy local. Invest in your local food economy.

TerraSPECIALS of the Week
Green Cabbage, $3.00/head
Blood Oranges, $4.50/lb
Rio Star and Honeygold Grapefruits, $1.75 each
Tommy Atkin Mangoes, $2.00 each
Snow Peas, $2.25/half lb

Mixed Cherry Tomatoes, New Stiebrs Eggs, and Hazelnut Crunch Bar from Theo Chocolate

NEW in the Terra Organics webstore

Eggs From Stiebrs Farms
Mixed Cherry Tomatoes
Theo Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch Bar

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Just another reminder that we are still taking pre-payments for summer 2014! Click here to invest in our farm and be a part of our growing season!

Egg lovers, take note: We’ve just added two new types of eggs from Stiebrs Farms to our web store. Now, in addition to our popular Go-Organic Omega 3 eggs, we’re carrying the regular Go-Organic eggs by the half-dozen, as well as their Cage Free Large Brown Eggs!

We’ve received lots of glowing feedback about our Mixed Cherry Tomatoes. This mini heirloom tomatoes come in a variety of shapes and a pretty palette of green, yellow, and red. They’re going for $3 a pint this week and are so sweet that you might just find yourself snacking on them like candy. Alternately, you could slow-roast them like this to concentrate their bright, juicy flavor!

The latest luxury to pop up under the “Snacks and Treats” category is the Hazelnut Crunch Milk Chocolate Bar from Theo Chocolate. The bar starts out with a base of 45% cacao milk chocolate and incorporates a toothsome hazelnut brittle with just a kiss of salt. You will love the sweet crunch and pure milk chocolate! If you haven’t checked out our others sweets from Theo Chocolate, make sure you do. We carry their standard bars,45% Milk Chocolate and 70% Dark, as well as 70% Dark in GingerRaspberry, and Salted Almond. Treat yourself!

Enjoy this lovely preview of spring weather while it lasts!

Buy organic. Buy local. Invest in your local food economy.

TerraSPECIALS of the Week

Mixed Cherry Tomatoes, $3.00/pint
English Peas, $4.25/lb
Honeygold Grapefruit, $1.50 each
Minneola Tangelos, $1.00 each

 

Gold Nugget Mandarins, Grapefruits, and English Peas

New in the Terra Organics Webstore:
Gold Nugget Mandarins
Blood Oranges
Asian Pears
English Peas
Kumquats

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Reminder: We are still taking pre-payments for 2014! Pay the amount of your choice now to support the costs of our summer growing season, and get 105% of your money back on June 1st. Click here to invest now! We appreciate your help!

If you’re wondering what’s in season right now, grapefruits really come into their own this time of year. With a boost of vitamin C and a burst of invigorating flavor, they’re just the thing to round out your morning breakfasts. We have two varieties right now: Honeygold, which has sweet, golden-yellow flesh, and Rio Stars, which boast pretty pink color and pleasingly tart taste. Try this simple trick for segmenting your grapefruits, and enjoy them plain or over greens for a refreshing salad!

The latest and greatest orange variety in our web store is our Gold Nugget Mandarins, a seedless, easy-peeling type. Their name comes from their bumpy, dimpled rind, which lends them a nugget-like appearance. Pop them into lunch boxes for a sweet surprise!

Spring is just around the corner. One of the great heralds of springtime is the arrival of fresh, sweet peas. This week, we have English Peas. What sets English peas apart from other varieties is their thick pod, which contains a string. Just pull the string to “unzip” the pod and release the plump green pearls inside! They’re easy to prepare, too: Just drop them into simmering water and cook for 3-4 minutes, then toss into your favorite pastas and salads.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Buy organic. Buy local. Invest in your local food economy.

TerraSPECIALS of the Week

Strawberries, $4.75/lb
Artichokes, $1.25 each
Asparagus, $6.00/lb
Mixed Cherry Tomatoes, $3.00/pint
Honeygold Grapefruit, $1.50 each
TDE Tangerines, $3.75/lb
Valencia Oranges, $0.50 each

 

New Local Pastured Eggs, Romanesco Cauliflower, and Lady Alice Apples

NEW in the Terra Organics webstore

TDE Tangerines
Eggs from Early Bird Farm
Honeygold Grapefruits
Romanesco Cauliflower
Ataulfo Mangos
Lady Alice Apples

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These dreary days of February beg for something a little exotic and different, and we’ve got the answer: Romanesco Cauliflower! When you see a romanesco for the first time, you might not be able to believe your eyes. It originated in sixteenth century Italy, but looks more like something from outer space, as its florets grow in mesmerizing, psychedelic fractals. You’ve got to see one for yourself! This unusual vegetable has become a favorite that customers often ask about, not only because of its interesting appearance but also for its nutty, mild flavor, comparable to broccoli or cauliflower but a bit sweeter. Who knew geometry could be so delicious?

We are thrilled to announce that we are now carrying farm-fresh eggs from a new supplier, Early Bird Farms in Tacoma! Early Bird’s beautiful brown and blue eggs have won rave reviews for their superior taste and are served in some of Seattle’s finest restaurants. These happy chickens live their whole lives roaming freely on pasture and enjoy a diet of sprouted whole grains and veggies. Eggs don’t come much fresher or more local than these!

In search of snackable citrus? Try our TDE Tangerines. If you’re wondering what “TDE” stands for, it’s for the three varieties that were bred together to make these tangerines: the Temple tangor, the Dancy Mandarin and the Encore mandarin. This trinity produces a sweet, juicy orange that is a snap to peel and contains no pesky seeds!

Though its name makes it sound a bit like a character from Downton Abbey, “Lady Alice” is actually the newest apple variety in our web store. This variety comes from Washington state and is sweet, with a kiss of tartness. Its dense flesh holds its shape well, making it a great choice for baking into pies and other desserts. But it’s also slow to brown after it is sliced and is an exquisite option for raw snacking, too!

Buy organic. Buy local. Invest in your local food economy.

TerraSPECIALS of the Week

Honeygold Grapefruits, $1.50 each
Red and Green Leaf Lettuces, $2.00 a head
Broccoli, $2.25 a bunch
Cucumbers, $1.50 each
Roma Tomatoes, $1.75/lb
Asparagus, $6.99/lb
Lacinato Kale, $2.50/bunch

 

No Deliveries For Christmas Week

Our "Healthy Holidays" gift box

Hello! We hope you’re enjoying your holiday season so far. We wanted to let you know that there will be NO deliveries during the week of Christmas, 12/23-12/27, as our employees will be taking the week to spend with their loved ones. We hope this is not too much of an inconvenience for you and thank you for your understanding!

If you receive biweekly deliveries and normally would have been set to receive a delivery between 12/23 and 12/27, this means that you won’t receive your regularly scheduled delivery and may have to wait until the second week of January to receive another order. If this applies to you and you would like to make an arrangement to ensure you get a box the week after Christmas, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, and we will help accommodate your needs!

That also makes this week the last week for ordering gifts from us for Christmas! If you’re still looking for gifts for friends and family, our new organic gift boxes make lovely, thoughtful presents for anyone. Check them out under the “Gift Boxes” category in our web store! If you missed out on the chance to give a box for Christmas, don’t worry – the boxes will still be here for all your gift-giving needs in the New Year!

Love your box and would like to give someone else the gift of a Terra Organics subscription? Fill out our gift certificate or gift delivery form!

dancing at harvest fest

Ten Memories You Don’t Want To Miss At Harvest Fest!

The fall harvest is one of our favorite times. Every year, we love the magic that happens when people come out to visit farms and see where their
food begins its life!

Here are just a few of the moments you can expect to treasure forever if you attend Harvest Fest at Tahoma Farms this Saturday, October 5th, from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM!

10. Taking home a just-right pumpkin you and your family picked out together, right from the patch (free with admission!).
9. Stocking up on the incredible produce you love from the very place where it was grown for just $1 a pound at our farm stand! That’s not a typo, just a killer deal.
8. Rocking out to live bluegrass music.
7. Enjoying a gourmet PB&J with local apples from the acclaimed food truck Seattle Biscuit Company.
6. Touring our farm on a hay ride.
5. Petting adorable goats.
4. Exploring our farm on a scavenger hunt…with a surprise at the end!
3. Creating your own fall masterpiece at our craft table.
2. Browsing our market area and purchasing from all your favorite local vendors.
1. Seeing where your food comes from and meeting the farmers who harvest it in person!

Time is running out! Buy your ticket here. Cost is $15 for your whole carload, so bring all your family and friends and get ready to make great memories!

Check out our Facebook event and invite your friends!

Happy Harvest!
-The Terra Organics Team

Back-to-School Lunchbox Inspiration with Terra Organics

Need some lunch box inspiration for back-to-school season? Read on for ideas for how to use your Terra Organics deliveries to craft healthy, tasty lunches for the whole family! Share your best lunchbox tips and tricks with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram! #backtoterra

  • Fresh fruit is always welcome in a lunchbox! Favorites like PluotsPlums, and Donut Peaches require no prep and are easy to eat.
  • Pack some sliced CucumbersCelery, and/or Carrots for a snackable dose of veggies. Mixed Cherry Tomatoes are great, too!
  • Combine 6 ounces of Greek yogurt with a tablespoon of natural peanut butter and a little honey and cinnamon for a delicious protein-packed fruit dip. Use it for dunking slices of Gingergold Apples or Starkrimson Pears!
  • Try packing some of Eat Local’s Spicy Spelt Chips with a small container of hummus or salsa for a crunchy but wholesome snack.
  • It’s easy to make hard-boiled eggs that come out perfectly every time! Just place eggs in a saucepan and cover them with an inch of cold water. Bring to a boil, then cover and remove from heat. Let the eggs sit for 12 minutes before plunging into an ice-cold water bath. Try it with Sanford’s Eggs or Stiebr’s Eggs, and you’ll have tons of portable protein ready to go for snacks and lunches all week long!
  • If you’re trying to get your kids to eat more leafy greens, make kale chips! Just take a bunch of PurpleGreen or Lacinato Kale (or another favorite green, like Rainbow Chard), tear into bite-sized pieces, and toss with a couple tablespoons of olive oil and salt and pepper. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-12 minutes. These can be stored in an airtight container or baggie for lunchtime crunching!
  • For a special treat that’s not too sweet, try the Molasses Bear Cookies from Eat Local. Kids love them!
  • Fruit leather is the perfect way to both use up your overripe summer produce (like Yellow Peaches and Blackberries) AND have plenty of healthful snacks on hand for fall. Check out this recipe!