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Friday, June 22, 2012

Vegetables! Fresh, Local Vegetables!

Today was a very exciting day. Last Sunday, after hearing about a friend's experiences with this, I decided to sign up to have fresh, local, organic produce delivered to my door each Friday. Today was my first delivery of fresh vegetables, and I am very, very happy with what I got!

First, before I get into that, I get my vegetables from Bryson Farms. They deliver these vegetables to your door weekly or biweekly (whatever you choose), all year round. All local, all picked the day before they deliver. You can choose the size of the delivery you would like based on the number of people in your household, and you can also customize your orders if you have allergies, or vegetables you just plain don't like. You can let them know in your profile online, as well as indicate which types of vegetables you'd prefer to receive instead. Friday morning (the morning of delivery for my area), you leave a big cooler with ice packs in the summer outside (you can leave it at your front or back porch, wherever you'd like! Whichever is more convenient with the sun and weather. Just let them know.), and when you come home, the produce has arrived!

Like I said earlier, today was my first delivery! Here is what I got:
Lovely! :)
Doesn't that all look fabulous?? :) I got (and please correct me if I've got the wrong vegetable! I've never seen some of these before!)
  • 1 small head of lettuce
  • 1 bunch of carrots
  • 2 bunches of broccoli
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 bag of 5 potatoes
  • 1 bag of mushrooms
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4-5 big green onions
  • 2 bags of snap peas
  • 1 bag of mixed greens
  • 1 bag of pea shoots
  • 1 bag of radish shoots
  • 1 bunch of swiss chard
Phew! Some of these veggies I have never tried before, and have no idea what to do with them. I'm going to be busy on Google looking up uses and recipes, I think! :) 

6 comments:

  1. Yay! Isn't it exciting? Ben wanted carrots for his snack tonight because they are so tasty!

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    1. Did you get the same as me? :)

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    2. Yup! And I believe they are radish shoots. At least that is what they taste like. :-)

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    3. Ah, thanks! I'll update that! :)

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  2. mmm...veggies....looks good C.

    Stephane

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