Box full o’ noms

I love getting stuff in the mail – and now, every other week, I receive a box full of organic goodies! I’ve loved the idea of CSA, or community supported agriculture boxes, for a long time, but I never found a company that delivered near me. When I attended the graveyard movie a few weeks ago, a friendly gal was passing out flyers for Farm Fresh to You and I signed up on the spot! Now, every other week we’ll receive a medium sized box of seasonal produce and fruit.

The lettuce is bigger than my head!!!!

This week we got peaches, pluots, corn, lettuce, cauliflower, Nante carrots, beefsteak tomatoes, zucchini and cucumbers. Matt got to open the box on his lunch break (I admit, I was jealous I didn’t get to open it!) and when I got home, it was like a veggie Christmas. The price is very reasonable ($25 every other week) and all of the produce is organic and locally grown. This is a great option for our household because I love to cook, I love fruits and veggies, and I’m in full favor of supporting a local farm rather than giving bits of my hard-earned pay check to Monsanto.

Nante Carrots

The first night we got the box, we used the zucchini, carrots and my own garden grown squash to make a delicious vegetable saute in olive oil and fresh garlic. The carrots were so sweet because roasting and caramelizing veggies brings out all of their natural sugars. The corn on the cob was OFF THE HOOK and we finally got to use our cool corn dishes we got as a wedding gift.

Peaches come from a can, they were put there by a man in a factory downtown.... NOT THIS PEACH! (5 points for whoever gets that)

I had a peach for breakfast that reminded me of summers spent in Conyers, GA with my aunt and uncle, and the pluot I scarfed down yesterday was divine. I know a lot of people think the ‘organic tastes better’ opinion is hocus pocus, but I can honestly say for many fruits and vegetables, organic just tastes… better. Essentially organic means home grown – and a garden grown with love will produce a way better taste than a garden grown with chemicals and machines.

Feeling corny? Butter me up and we'll see what happens.

I’m super excited for the next box. We can even customize it to leave out things we don’t like (eggplant made that list, and zucchini is going on the list since I grow my own), or request more of the things we do. I think the CSA box will be an awesome thing for Matt and I, and will encourage us to try new recipes, eat more fruits and veggies, and help us continue to be mindful of where our food comes from. ¬†Would you consider a CSA box? If so, you should check out this link for more information and to find a participating farm near you!

4 thoughts on “Box full o’ noms

  1. A) You’re super pretty. Like, SUPER pretty.

    B) Presidents of the United States of America, what what!

    C) If you EVER visit Conyers, GA again, you must visit ME in Atlanta.

    D) I just found a local CSA too! Yaaaay! And I agree, organic tastes better. Especially organic, homegrown tomatoes. They just do.

    E) I love your blog too!

  2. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anyone smiling so much about vegetables. Box schemes are awesome, aren’t they? And while I don’t do all organic, I do think that it makes a huge difference for some things, especially meat and veg.

    And now I’m off to google what a pluot is! (btw liking the Presidents reference too :-))

  3. Love the Presidents of the United States of America reference. You are on a roll.

    Also, you are looking GORGEOUS!

    Also also, appreciate the Monsanto reference. I took a whole class on GM food and learned more than I could ever want to know. I also noticed when in Europe (where GM food is banned) I had no reaction to eating corn (normally it makes me sick, like someone lactose intolerant eating dairy) so I think some of those chemicals and genetically modified foods are what I am sensitive to, not the corn itself. Perhaps.

    Post some recipes!!!

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