LINC Box week of July 23rd

Soooo... remember how I was so stoked on those peaches last week? Well turns out some of them weren't that great. The fruit was overripe and some of you got product that was simply not up to snuff. This is both part of the beauty and part of the challenge of working with local producers. The reality is that when any farmer plants a seed (or a tree sets fruit) it's truly a miracle when that seed germinates, and then survives to maturity without being trampled, eaten, covered in powdery mildew, infested with aphids, without suffering from weather that is too hot or too cold. The farmer must then harvest, pack, store, and transport the product to market, all without a single thing going wrong. Sound impossible? Well... it is. There are many, many, points along the way where things can go awry. I often look at a piece of produce and think what a miracle it is that that fruit or vegetable made it all the way from the field to my fork. It makes me feel so grateful for that nourishment. It makes me feel so grateful to the farmer who sweated and worried, rose early and stayed up late to defend a crop from frost or blazing heat. We do our very best to source high quality product, but the fact of the matter is, it isn't always as simple as it looks. We have worked with the grower to address quality issues and we are confident that THIS week we will be sending you some AMAZING peaches! I hope if you were unlucky enough to receive over-ripe peaches, 1. You let me know so I can issue a credit to your account and 2. That you take a moment to reflect on all the work that farmers have to do to bring high quality product to market.

Ok... enough jibber jabber! On to the boxes!

Gonzaga

New potatoes. Filaree Farm, Okanogan, WA (certified organic)

Early Red Haven Peaches, Filaree Fruit, Okanogan, WA (certified organic)

Tomatoes, Full Bushel Farm, Medical Lake, WA

Basil, Urban Eden, Spokane, WA

Chard, Ace of Spades, Spokane, WA

Lettuce, Urban Eden

Sweetheart cherries, Tonnemaker (certified organic)

All other sites

New potatoes. Filaree Farm, Okanogan, WA (certified organic)

New Haven Peaches, Filaree Fruit, Okanogan WA (certified organic)

Kale, Urban Eden, Spokane, WA

Cucumber, Full Bushel Farm, Medical Lake, WA

Chard, Ace of Spades, Spokane, WA

Lettuce, Urban Eden

Sweetheart cherries, Tonnemaker (certified organic)

Add-ons:

Just bread and milk this week!