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I am a big Farmer’s Market junkie. I love the idea of eating what’s in season (now that I have tasted the MAJOR difference in food straight from a garden/farm) and really enjoy going to the market and picking my produce for the week.
Unfortunately, I have realized the whole “pay with cash” thing, does not work in my favor. I am very bad at tracking just HOW much I spend on a given morning at the market – $2 here, $5 there… and after filling my bag up with goodies at a particular stand, I realized that I had spent $11 on brussels sprouts. I wasn’t buying brussels sprouts for a family of 12 – I was buying it for my little family of 2. You wouldn’t even pay $11 for a side dish of them in a restaurant! And these weren’t even cooked! Ok rant over…
Long story short(er), I realized that while I thought I was saving “some” money, I probably was doing just the opposite. Some things are great deals – but sometimes seeing $5 written in a cute font on a chalkboard, makes me feel like I’m getting a great deal on a bunch of kale, when in reality, I was probably taken to the house a bit.
After this realization, my sister brought to my attention that Farm Fresh to You (they have a stand in the Ferry Building), delivers organic produce straight from the farm to your front door! They have different box sizes and contents, starting at $25 (which will last 1-2 people a week or two!). I also love that the box is a surprise each week, containing only the freshest, highest quality produce. You have the option of deselecting items you really dislike and can log in a couple of days before to see what you will be receiving.
They make it very easy – with a vacation hold capability and an interactive scheduling portal. You even can add on a dozen cage free, organic eggs (I’m telling you – I didn’t like eggs before I crossed over to these kind!) for a few extra bucks!
This is my first week with the box and I already love it… Here is what I received:
- 2 D’Anjou pears
- 3 assorted apples
- 1 bunch golden beets
- 1 bunch broccoli
- 1 bunch carrots
- 1 bunch red leaf lettuce
- 1 bunch spinach
- 1 lb fingerling sweet potatoes
I wanted to share a few things I whipped up with the contents this week… so here we go!
Cowboy Steak with Roasted Fingerling Sweet Potatoes and a Red Butter Leaf Salad with Pecans and Dried Cranberries (used potatoes and lettuce)
Honey Sesame Chicken with Broccoli (used the broccoli)
Oven-Roasted Golden Beets over Couscous (used beets)
Then I had carrot sticks with apple and pear slices for snacks at work and used the spinach in a breakfast scramble with Italian turkey sausage and sweet potato… yum!
If you are interested in trying out Farm Fresh to You for yourself, click here to sign up and use code 6164 for to save $10 off your first order – just say Whitney Beaver referred you!