Farmbox Greens

Farmbox Greens is a small family-run company exploring the cutting edge of low-impact urban farming. Their microgreens and pea shoots are grown indoors in Seattle, Washington using soil-free aeroponic and hydroponic technology. After germination their plants are grown in a cloth medium sprayed or irrigated with nutrient-fortified water. Any water not absorbed by the plants is re-circulated to be used again. The plants get the light they need to grow from high-efficiency LEDs, ensuring as little electricity is used as possible.

Because of the way they’re grown, Farmbox Greens are available year round, far more sustainable than conventional farming, and grown without herbicides or pesticides. Farmbox’s methods use 80% to 95% less water than conventional farming, eliminate harmful fertilizer runoff, and use far less land due to vertical farming techniques. They are hand cut and packed to ensure the quality of the finished product is superb.

What’s in FEBRUARY 2016 Boxes?

DSC_0028 copy100% Grass Fed Beef Box – WA

From Jones Family Farm, Lopez Island, WA

  • Ground Beef ~ 2 pounds
  • New York Steak ~ 1.5 pounds
  • Top Sirloin Steak ~ 1 pound
  • Ribeye Steak ~ 0.75 pound

Pastured Free Range Pork – WA

From Jones Family Farm, Lopez Island, WA

  • Ground Pork ~ 1 pound
  • Bone In Chops ~ 1.5 pounds
  • Boneless Chops ~ 1.5 pounds
  • Stir Fry ~ 1 pound
  • Sausage, Link ~ 1.5 pounds

100% Grass Fed Lamb – WA

From Jones Family Farm, Lopez Island, WA

  • Lamb Chops ~ 1.8 pounds
  • Ground Lamb ~ 2 pounds
  • Stew Meat ~ 1 pound
  • Sausage ~ 0.8 pound
  • Rack, Half ~ 0.4 pound

Pasture Raised Chicken – WA

From Osprey Hill Farm, Acme, WA

  • Chicken Breast – 4 pieces
  • Chicken Thigh – 4 pieces
  • Chicken Leg – 4 pieces
  • Chicken Wings -4 pieces

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the semi finalists.

Best New Restaurant

Girin Steakhouse & Ssam Bar, Seattle

Outstanding Baker

Evan Andres, Columbia City Bakery, Seattle

Outstanding Bar

Canon, Seattle

Outstanding Chef

Matt Dillon, Bar Sajor, Seattle

Jerry Traunfeld, Poppy, Seattle

Outstanding Pastry Chef

Junko Mine, Café Juanita, Kirkland, WA

Outstanding Restaurant

Lark, Seattle

Outstanding Restaurateur

Ethan Stowell, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Seattle (Staple & Fancy, How to Cook a Wolf, Anchovies & Olives, and others

Outstanding Service

Café Juanita, Kirkland, WA

Outstanding Wine Program

Canlis, Seattle

Wild Ginger, Seattle

Outstanding Wine/Spirits/Beer

Wayne Carpenter, Skagit Valley Malting, Burlington, WA

Rising Star Chef Of The Year

Jay Blackinton, Hogstone Wood Oven, Orcas Island, WA

Rib-Eye Steaks In Red Wine

This is a delicious dish that even a novice in the kitchen can create without a problem. Using the liquid that is created from the pan drippings to deglaze is a trick from way back. It gives the meat a flavorful sauce that is easy and quick to fix. When melded with wine, the soy adds a depth that you’re certain to win the family vote for a repeat.

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Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

This recipe makes ‘the other white’ meat one to be repeated often in most families. The crunchy crust of the homemade batter covering the tender pieces of pork, the bites just melt in your mouth. The parmesan gives you a taste of Italian and when paired with a Pinot, it turns this dish into elegance for those special dinners.

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Osprey Hill Farm, Acme, WA

Figbo Family Farms:

Osprey Hill Farm is run by amazing people who believe good food should be affordable and available to everyone. This is food which is clean of any chemicals and preservatives. They strive to make sure their foods are accessible to anyone, including under-served communities. The concept and basis for Osprey Hill Farm started 18 years ago.

DSC_0090It started out simple: A boy meets a girl as he was on his way to becoming a doctor and she a dietician. They fell in love and traveled the West Coast in their VW van. Along the way, they discovered they both had a desire and passion for healthy food. And as they went along in life, three children were born. The briefcases and the stethoscope would be replaced by plows and tractors.  They had dreams of making it available to more people and thus, their passion for farming blossomed into a business.

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Osprey Hill is taking big steps towards sustainability. Diversity is important in maintaining ecological balance and we strike that equilibrium by producing both livestock and vegetables which, in turn, create a closed loop system. The animal by-products provide the nourishment our soil needs and the vegetable waste provides important nutrients for our animals. While the work is hard and they days are long, we love the challenges of running a farm. Nothing beats the satisfaction of a home-grown meal and we are pleased to share the fruits of our labor with you.

Osprey Hill Pasture Raised chicken is honest to goodness quality that is reminiscent of days gone by. We’re proud to offer chicken that is raised with care on fresh grass under the open sky. Our flocks are fed a 100% Washington grown diet of seed, grains, and legumes which is corn & soy free, verified GMO free, and always without added hormones or steroids. Since 2004, Osprey Hill has been committed to producing the highest-quality, best tasting poultry for you and your family.

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