farm box wednesday...

in this weeks box: 

~ tomatoes
~ yellow figs
~ carrots
~ black seedless grapes
~ watermelon

seems like a light week, though we did get a ton of tomatoes (probably 3 pounds or so). the figs were delicious--only a couple left. we'll be traveling this weekend, otherwise i would for sure have to hit up the farmer's market to supplement--veggies needed! 

it looks like we'll be switching farms very soon. while we're certainly not unhappy with the farm we're currently with, we did find another farm that does home delivery. their regular box costs twice as much ($30 instead of $15) but they offer a greater quantity of produce in their "regular" box. here's what they sent to their subscribers this week (all organic):

~ 3 pounds heirloom tomatoes
~ 1.5 ponds bartlett pears
~ 1 pound yellow peaches
~ a pint of cherry tomatoes
~ a galia melon
~ a globe eggplant
~ 1 pound mixed summer squash
~ a bunch of italian basil

~1 pound mixed peppers

i say that $30 is still a fair price for the bounty amount of produce listed above. especially when delivered to my doorstep, don't you think? or have i been shopping high-priced produce our at the ferry building farmer's market for too long, where organic stone fruit is regularly $3.50/pound and a dozen pasture-raised hen eggs go for $8/dozen? (i can't bring myself to buy those pastured eggs, but that's another blog post coming soon--the difference between cage-free, free-range, pastured and backyard-raised--and the expense behind it all). 

this new farm has a "deny & substitute" option for produce that you've tried and don't like, and also offers a full credit when the subscriber is on vacation (our current farm only offers a partial credit). all in all, it just seems like a better fit. we have some sadness about leaving our current farm, though. they're a small operation while the new farm seems to operate on a much larger scale--offering a multitude of different boxes (some box options even have produce in them from nearby states--making them decidedly less "local" than they might appear at first glance). we'd be sticking with an 100% local box--all produce grown within 1.5 hours of our home. even if it means giving up blueberries at the peak of summer. 

who knows how it will all play out. stay tuned. 


Amber said...

still my favorite and first religiously followed blog!

Katie said...

that sounds awesome. I can't wait for your egg post. I'd really like to learn more about this stuff. We can't have our own chickens (military housing) but how do I know if the stuff I buy from the farmer's market is ok and cruelty free?