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What Goodness I Received

Posted by terrepruitt on June 19, 2012

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

Dance Exercies, Nia, Nia Campbell, Campbell Nia, Nia classes in Campbell, evening Nia, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, NiaMy 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?

6 Responses to “What Goodness I Received”

  1. Angelia Sims said

    That is the coolest thing EVER! The photo looks yummy!! I am so glad it was all that you hoped for. 🙂


    • The photo DOES look yummy, huh? I couldn’t resist taking a picture of all that yumminess. And they ARE yummy. I haven’t had a carrot covered in dirt in forever. I keep asking myself is it in my head or do these veggies actually taste better? LOL.


  2. I just signed up for a CSA (Community Sustained Agriculture) share, and received my first box today. It came with a beautiful head of lettuce, scapes (new to me – garlic), sugar snap peas, strawberries, and swiss chard. This is the first box of the season. Very much looking forward to fresh organic veggies all summer.


    • I had heard of CSA’s but didn’t understand until I looked it up to see if what I bought is a CSA’s. It is not. With the CSA you buy . . . as you said, a “share”. Either way both are fun! Like Christmas. We get a box full of goodies every week (or how ever often you have it delivered/pick it up)! Fun stuff. If you end up learning something new (in addition to scapes = garlic) and you wanna share via a guest post . . . let me know. It could be a recipe or just “Oh look what I got and I didn’t know what it was!”

      Since I won’t get a box delivered this week we are going to go to the Farmers’ Market on Sunday!


  3. Michele said

    What a wonderful box of goodies! I do look forward to this journey with you as always :). Tomorrow I will receive my first box from the CSA that joined this summer and will let you know how it is. Thanks for sharing, sounds like the perfect first delivery, I love that it comes right to your door, did you order one for this week?


    • Yay! Can’t wait to hear what you get! And what you do with it. Fun stuff. This week we don’t get delivery. It is every other week and I actually got it on Friday. I had put this info in my Saturday post, but I decided to split it. Believe it or not I try to keep my posts short so people can read them but not spend too much time. 🙂 Sometimes they get really long!

      I sent you a yummy breakfast recipe. Maybe you can use some CSA ingredients? 🙂


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