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Archive for August 23rd, 2012

Organic Produce Delivery

Posted by terrepruitt on August 23, 2012

SDance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Niao tomorrow marks our fourth box of produce delivered.  Since I have been subbing Nia for a lot of other classes this month, I really appreciate not having to go to the store every other day.  But it seems like two of the boxes I was too busy to cook/eat/deal with right away.  But for the most part we go through the veggies and fruit rather quickly.  I haven’t really received too much that is new to me.  We received some tomatoes that were an odd color to me.  They were red, but they were a very deep red.  Except for the one that had a big moldy hole in it, they were very good.  I realized a while ago when I started trying to eat tomatoes that I don’t like the jelly part with the seeds.  I like the firm fleshy part.  These tomatoes had more fleshy parts then “jelly” part.  They were very good.  So far, despite some quality that I would not have picked from the grocery store or a farmers market, I am really happy with the Farm Fresh To You deliver.

The two things I had a problem with was the moldy hole in the tomato and the lettuce that was already wilted and was so “on the verge” that it left a green ugly smudge of itself on the box that the produce comes in.  Any fruit delivered is always finished first – YUM!  I love the plums I get from my in-laws, I don’t know what kind they are, but they are dark and sweet.  But I loved the ones I got in the second box too.  They had a flavor that brought back childhood memories of summer fruit.  The nectarines were good too.  Aside from the wilted lettuce I love their lettuce.  It is soft and not bitter.  But I could use a lettuce delivery more than once a week, so once every other week is really not enough.  I believe one week the list said we would get a lemon cucumber.  I was looking forward to that, but I didn’t get it.  I did get the broccoli rabe which I had never had before, but it didn’t any different that brocoli.  A little more tender, I suppose.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, NiaThe third box had pluots in it.  They were good too.  I even shared one with my husband.  The pear you see was a substitute.  We were supposed to get a lemon delivered and we did not because I asked not to received any lemons.  We have a lemon tree and while the one they were going to send was a different kind I don’t use lemons as it is so I didn’t need another one.  My husband likes pears so that works.  The cucumbers were awesome. So crisp and flavorful. I really like their cucumbers.  Unfortunately I forgot about the eggplants, so while we ate them we did not eat them at their peak and I did a little disguise technique on them, just in case.  Now those peppers, Shishito peppers .  I don’t even know what those are.  I looked them up online to verify that they were not hot before I tried one.  They information said “sweet” so I tasted one.  That has got to be one of the most bitter things I have ever tasted.  So they are still sitting on my counter.  They will probably sit there until I have to throw them away because I don’t know what to do with them.  I will keep an eye out for those on the list and if they pop up again say, “NO THANK YOU!!!!”

So that is my produce delivery update.  I am a little bummed that I have not received anything out of the ordinary.  I guess I could just got BUY something myself at a Farmer’s Market that is out of the ordinary, but I am really not included to do that.  So I was hoping to get if “forced” on my.  Anyway, every time I cook or make something and my husband says, “This is REALLY good.”  I point out that it is most likely because of our yummy organic produce that we are having delivered.  He had even suggested we get it delivered more often.  I have been entertaining that idea.  But there are a lot of options so I have to think about it.  Could be awhile before I decide.  I mean it took me years to get this far, but now that I did it I am glad I did.

How about you?  Any exciting summer fruit or veggie make it to your table this season?

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