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A lot of my friends, in other parts of the country, have fresh beautiful organic produce delivered to their homes.
People rave about receiving their “CSA boxes.”
In case you aren’t familiar with it, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.
What does that mean?
Well, the exact meaning varies somewhat depending on where you live.
In general, it involves purchasing high quality, fresh, organic, produce which has been grown locally.
I’ve watched, jealously, from the sidelines.
I grew up with an avid vegetable gardener for a mom. As a kid, I ate fresh, organic, produce year round.
CSA boxes have always reminded me of the freshly picked produce I no longer have available to me.
(I can’t grow my own produce, even if I had room for a garden in my yard. I only have one working arm, and it’s the WRONG arm!)
Yes, I DO know we have an amazing selection of produce available in Southern California but, it isn’t the same thing!
Quite awhile ago, I tried to find a CSA program in South Orange County, to no avail. (I’m sure they existed, but I couldn’t find information on one.)
Recently, however, a friend told me about an organic produce company delivering in my area.
Yesterday, I got my first delivery.
Farm Fresh To You – Organic Produce Box
I was so excited to find my first CSA box on my doorstep.
I couldn’t wait to see what I got.
I signed up for a “regular mixed” delivery once every other week. I may change what I order (or the frequency of deliveries) in the future, but I wanted to start off with whatever they happened to send me.
I figured a box of surprise produce would “force” me to step out of my normal produce-buying rut.
By the way, a mixed order means the box contains both vegetables and fruit.
(You can order just vegetables, just fruit, different sized orders, more or less frequent deliveries. You can also customize what you do, and do not, receive based on personal taste, etc. The entire process is very easy to tailor to your/your families needs. For instance, I’m highly allergic to blueberries so I specified no blueberries in my purchasing profile.)
So what was in my first box?
Freshly picked organic produce – delivered right to my doorstep.
My first box contained beautiful, fresh:
• Red Chard
• Red potatoes
• Collard greens
• Purple kale
• Lettuce (green leaf)
• One onion
(I might be forgetting something …??)
Honestly, the entire box full was so pretty and colorful – the red chard, the purple kale, the orange carrots …!
And FRESH – wow! Produce from the grocery store can’t compare.
I needed help from my Facebook friends to figure out what the collard greens were. (I have eaten them once before. I tried them when I visited my son’s college in the south.)
I buy kale every week – but I’ve never bought purple kale.
I’ve never cooked leeks. (As far as I know, I’ve never even tasted them.)
In other words, I already know the deliveries will get me (and my family) trying types of produce I don’t normally purchase.
I also know, if we come across a type of produce we don’t like, it’s very easy to adjust our order so we don’t receive it again.
My box arrived with a few recipes included. In addition, I’ve already begun researching recipes on my own.
I feel healthier already.
This post isn’t sponsored, but if you’re interested in finding out if deliveries are available in your area,
Or if you want more information,
Or if you want to order -
Here’s the info:
$10 OFF YOUR FIRST BOX OF ORGANIC PRODUCE DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR WITH CODE: 6164 and my name: Suzanne Haggerty
If you don’t want to order online, you can call (800) 796-6009