When we lived in Seattle we used a produce delivery service called Pioneer Organics (which has since been purchased by this company) and we loved it. Since I’ve had some difficulty finding a CSA that is a good fit for us, I’ve decided to go with Greenling. A few days ago, we got our first box:
In addition to all the organic goodies inside, there were produce storage instructions, a silly bumper sticker, a magnet, a welcome packet and recipes using at least 10 of the items in the box. Oh, and also a hand-written note saying, “Welcome to the Greenling Family! We hope you enjoy. Packed with love by James.” Nice touch.
And now for the best part…the inside:
Everything was nice and cold/crisp. And, in spite of the recent freeze which reportedly caused a great deal of trouble for our local farmers, everything was lovely. There was broccoli, green shallots, spinach, potatoes, mustard greens, salad mix, red spring onions, lemons, tangerines, green garlic and a tomato. And there was a total of five recipes and other tips on how best to use each type of produce – which I love! I would never buy red spring onions at the farmer’s market, but I’m looking forward to tasting them and learning to use a “new” ingredient.
My favorite part about this service is how flexible it is…I can skip a week or two anytime I need to with a simple click on their website. Or I can just let a box show up every Thursday without having to think about it. It’s just one more step in our quest for suit-free food. And, if you are so inclined, they have an interesting article on GMOs that is just as disturbing as all the other stuff out there I keep stumbling upon. OK, I have to go now and made a salad.