In my last post I shared that I finally went ahead and ordered delivery of organic produce. I have always thought about doing it but had decided against it, allowing myself to stick to buying, preparing, and eating the same vegetables over and over. I was excited to see via an internet search a farm (Capay) I am familiar with actually delivers. The farm offers a variety of types of boxes, sizes, and frequency of delivery. I decided to go with the small mix to be delivered every other week. I was sooooo excited to get the first delivery. Look at all the beautiful produce that came in our first box:
1 avocado, 2 pluots, 1/2 lb of cherries, 1/2 lb. of sweet peppers, 1 lb of baby bok choy, bunch of carrots, 1 lb of zucchini, 1 bunch of lettuce, and 1/4 lb of garlic
My poor hubby never even saw the cherries. They were gone immediately after I took the picture. The night we received the box I made a salad and I don’t know if it is just because I KNOW everything was organic, but it was the best salad I have had in a long time. I used the garlic in that night’s dinner too and I really think it is stronger than the store garlic I have been buying. I haven’t tried the peppers yet because I have some that I need to use up first. But I have to say, so far I am loving this. Well, I can see me wanting to have delivery every week. I was wondering if they would deliver a fruit box one week and the mixed the next?
While only the pluots were new to me I am sure I will get stuff in the future that is new. Pluots are later-generation hybrids between a plum parent and an apricot. Since you know I LOVE (love, love, love) baby bok choy you know I was excited about having some delivered in my first box. There is only one bunch left and that is only because the temperatures right now (weather-wise) make it too hot to turn on the stove and/or oven to actually cook.
I am happy that I decided to do this. I am looking forward to my future boxes. I hope they continue to be just as great as this first box. I hope to receive some items that will allow me to learn about new-to-me fruits and vegetables. I will learn WHAT it is and how to cook it and eat it. You know that as I get new stuff I will be sharing with you!
The week before the box gets delivered the farm posts a list of what will be in the box. On the site they also have links to recipes to help you with how to prepare it. I will be able to use the recipes they have or find something else.
I will probably end up preparing things the same way I always do. But that is ok at least we will be eating new veggies even if they are prepared that same ol’ way.
I had to look up pluot. Did you know what it is? Are you looking forward to this journey with me? Wanna learn some new things?