Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Veggie Box Wednesdays!

That's right, folks. It's Wednesday and that means 1 of 2 things...

1) You're like this girl and eating your weight in naan and other delicious Indian cuisine


2) You're like this girl and excited that your CSA box is here and that means you'll actually have fresh produce in the fridge!

So, let me tell you about my box.

We receive a list of what our box with be filled with a week prior to the actual delivery. We then can go through and make substitutions (this is key! The first CSA we belonged to didn't allow us to customize and it was nerve wracking knowing I would have to depend on this box of unknown veggies for a whole week.)

After we decide what we want, we are given options for other groceries to be delivered in the box as well (cheeses, eggs, milk, coffee, chocolate, yogurt, etc.).

The most challenging part of the whole process is actually finding your name. Normally I get there right after work so the room is packed CSA boxes... today I totally forgot it was Wednesday (blame it on a sick day yesterday) and didn't pick mine up until around 6p.

I opened the box and was so glad to see some color from fresh organic veggies!

And these are the goods...

1.5 bunches Ruby Cresent Fingerling Potatoes (the mister's favorite)
2 Cucumbers
3 Grapefruit
5 Oranges
2 Avocados
1.75 lbs Zucchini
.75 lbs Snap Peas
1 pt Strawberries (mmmm!)
2 Tomatoes
1.32 lbs mushrooms (We love them!)
1 bunch lettuce

All organic and brought right to me.

I love knowing I'm helping our family farmers around us and getting quality produce for my family. Ya'll should all look into local CSAs and see what is available around you. It has definitely been a great change to running to the grocery store every other day to buy produce that most likely didn't come from the area and hard to find organic.

1 comment:

Lisa @ I'm an Okie said...

I think that CSA's are so interesting and seems like a great way to get some good veggies!

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