Bloggees, I heartily and sincerely apologize for my lack of posting! I know you all must be in a complete panic, a full-on tizzy, a category five hurricane of emotions swirling in your mind at my recent unexplained hiatus! Or, more likely, you just haven't noticed. Which is fine, because at any rate, I'm back!
I received my first Farm Fresh to You delivery this morning and it could not have come at a more veggie-necessary time, seeing as I have almost run out of last weekend's grocery run stash and I'm trying desperately not to eat only macaroni and cheese from the corner store.
For those who don't know, Farm Fresh to You is a company that provides fresh local fruit and vegetables and delivers a mixture to you within three days of harvesting. Their deliveries are comprised of seasonal fruits and veggies, but you can also go online and customize your preferences so that they never include certain things in your delivery (I opted out of all varieties of frise - I HATE FRISE.)
Don't these radishes look incredible? This is the perfect excuse to open up some of the cookbooks at the apartment (including one my mom just got me about easy vegetarian cooking) and try some new recipes. It's like a surprise gift plus a puzzle, every week. At least that's how my overly-optimistic tush is looking at it!
You flatten the box and leave it out when you're expecting your next delivery, and they take them back and reuse them. I love how easy and sustainable this whole process is. Obsessed.
This time I got: lettuce greens, baby bok choy, broccoli, radishes, baby carrots, yams, an avocado, three plums, and a basket of blueberries.
I may sound like an advertisement but that's fine with me. I love FFTY. I'm excited to find something new and out-of-the-veggie-ordinary to make with these different deliveries! You should all look forward to a plethora of Fork it Over posts in the future.
Have any of you tried FFTY or another program like this? Do you ever try local farmer's markets to find fresh produce? I love that summertime means more great FOOD. I love food.