Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Delivering that Veggie Goodness

This week marks the first delivery of produce from the experiment Tom and I began.  For the past year or so we had heard excellent reviews about investing in a Co-op group and the benefits that come with it.  Organic vegetables, once a week pick-up, what could be better? 
We also looked into the negative aspects of it as well.  Expensive, with only limited types of veggies to choose from each month, getting the same types of vegetables etc. lettuce, week after week.  Despite viewing all of the information, we decided to try it.  Both of us wanted to maintain healthier diets and eat more organic fruits and veggies. 
We chose Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op, for a few reasons. 
               1.  We're both originally from Lancaster County, therefor we know both the people and the quality of what would be offered.
               2.  The reviews online were excellent.  The only complaints were about the large quantities of veggies and that people couldn't eat them all.
               3. Tom had heard in person reviews from multiple co-workers on the quality of the produce.

So we signed up a few weeks ago and waited with breathless anticipation for the first delivery.  Deliveries (because of spring weather problems) were delayed a week, so we received our first box of veggies goodness today rather than last Tuesday, May 12.

I showed up at the address I was given after receiving confirmation on our delivery.  Where I saw this beautiful stacked yumminess.  I signed in and grabbed my box that featured lots of vegetables despite only ordering a half share.
Our box included spinach, romaine lettuce, mixed green and red lettuce, kale, asparagus, and red scallions.  You should then have seen me scrambling to look for new recipes to feature said ingredients.  Today's concoction included that fresh romaine and some leftover chicken to make for a very delicious Chicken Caesar Salad.

Stay tuned for next week's delivery and for the recipes that I will concoct from it.


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