Order Deadline: Noon, Tuesday, October 23rd
This box was originally created in collaboration with UCLA’s Fowler Museum exhibition (Feb 2016-July 2016) which featured artist, poet, and activist José Montoya (1932-2013). A Chicano activist, poet, artist, intellectual, professor, and musician, he often found inspiration in the verdant fields of the San Joaquin Valley where his family arrived from New Mexico in the 1940s looking for work.
José Montoya’s Abundant Harvest retrospective at the Fowler museum included works on paper that were displayed in nearly 100 boxes placed in rows reminiscent of grapevines and trays that used to hold grapes – the fruit that would become the symbol of the farmworkers’ struggle in the 1960s.
In honor of Montoya, his tireless support of Cesar Chavez’s United Farm Workers movement (and in time for Dia de Los Muertos), we are happy to continue sharing this box of locally and sustainably grown food celebrating Chicano culture here in Southern California.
WHY THIS BOX?
We have recipes (see below) and ingredients from Wes Avila of Guerrilla Tacos to cook Sweet Potato Tortillas. From Gilberto Cetina of Chichen Itza Restaurant, we have ingredients and a recipe for Ceviche. From Carlos Salgado of Taco Maria, we have a recipe for Salsa Negra. And last but not least, we have a Carne Asada recipe from Roy Choy, just to put a multi-cultural spin on things.
Local grass-fed carne asada, queso fresco, a variety of chilis, piloncillo (evaporated cane sugar), fresh, local organic produce from our favorite farmers, and recipes from local chefs to prepare a variety of Mexicali meals.
- Carne Asada & Pico de Gallo
- Ceviche by Gilberto Cetina
- Chicken Legs with Salsa Negra by Carlos Salgado
- Sweet Potato Tacos by Wes Avila
- Cherimoya Custard Cups
- Quesadillas with Tomatillo-Garlic Sauce and Grilled Onion
- Calabaza en Tacha (Candied Pumpkin)
Omnivore 5-meal Kitchen Boxes include ingredients for Carne Asada & Pico de Gallo, Ceviche, Chicken Legs, Sweet Potato Tacos, and Calabaza en Tacha, plus additional staples and fruit.
Vegetarian 5-meal Kitchen Boxes include ingredients for the Sweet Potato Tacos, Chilaquiles, Calabaza en Tacha, Quesadillas with Tomatillo-Garlic Sauce and Grilled Onion, ingredients for an additional meal, as well as pantry staples and fruit.
Omnivore 2-meal Kitchen Boxes include ingredients for the Carne Asada and the Calabaza en Tacha.
Vegetarian 2-meal Kitchen Boxes include ingredients for the Sweet Potato Tacos and the Calabaza en Tacha.