Farm Fresh Produce

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Denise and I decided to do something different this summer. We joined a produce co-op of sorts. A friend told us about Denison Farms Harvest Box's earlier this year and we decided to check them out. We did this because they give a broad variety each week and we wanted to try all their varieties of potatoes, tomatoes and other items. Something, we would not be inclined to do on our own. Since we pay for it, we didn't want to be out the money and so we are less likely to waste it. Basically it costs about $20 a week through the summer and fall for a "box" of fresh fruits and vegetables. This week was the first week and I picked it up today it included:

1 French Crisp Lettuce
1 Green Romaine Lettuce
1 Bunch of Spinach
1 Bunch of Carrots
1 Bunch of Beets
1 Fresh Green Shallot
1 1/2# German Butterball potatoes
2 Pints Strawberries.
1 bunch garlic Whistles

Naturally for dinner tonight we made grilled chicken salad with cougar gold cheese crumbled in. The verdict was great, the lettuce was very crisp, the carrots flavorful, mixed in green onion, grilled chicken and great cheese and ohhh what a salad.

Was the box of veggies worth $20 well that depends. At Waremart probably $16 dollars worth of veggies but better quality and flavor. But who has bought German Butterball potatoes or garlic whistles at the store lately. At Roth's, Safeway's, Albertson's it is probably worth $20 and it supports a local farmer so there you go. -SG


Amanda June 3, 2008 at 8:00 PM  

We thought about doing this also. I wanted to and probably would have if I didn't grow a pretty big garden on my own. I would have gotten to try some new things I don't grow but I just couldn't come up with the money and justify the cost with us having a big garden too.... Anyway I am a little jelouse. If I ever give up on my garden I might try it!!!

Jef June 6, 2008 at 5:38 PM  

I would kill to have that kind of source of fresh vegetables. Of course we have that kind of source for fresh I guess there is a trade off.