Saturday, December 26, 2009

This weeks Organic Produce!

I did not post a photo of this weeks produce box when it arrived this past tuesday for 3 reasons:
1) I've had a busy work week. 2) The local black heirloom cranberries we added on did not arrive as they were out of them and 3) the rest of the box was relatively small and left me wanting more.
Nonetheless here it is:

The usual note: I do not grow the produce pictured, it is courtesy of Boston Organics. Their mission is to deliver organic produce, focusing on convenience, variety and value. Whenever possible they support local & regional farms by providing as much produce as possible from the region. When they cannot provide local produce they receive produce from a variety of farms along the eastern seaboard, northern california, the pacific northwest, & tropical fruit from equal exchange organic farms in central america. My girlfriend and I have been receiving a $29 dollar 1/2 fruit 1/2 vegetable box every other week for the last 18 months. We don't pick what comes in the box (though they do have a 'no list') and have been really impressed with their customer service. The few times we had a problem with certain produce they responded promptly and provided us with additional items at our next delivery-free of charge!
I've lost the list of exact locations of the produce but based on past experiences my guess is:
From New England:
The Apples, Carrots, Butternut Squash, and Spring Greens (which are sold in the local whole foods and supermarkets as well).
Most likely from Florida or California:
Tangelos, Satsuma Mandarins, Hamlin Oranges, Green Pepper, Broccoli, & Chives
From Washing State:
Bosc Pears
From Ecuador:
Of Unknown Origin:
The 2 heads of garlic which were an add-in we had requested.

The box is not terrible, fresh organic produce is always a good thing, though in comparison to our box from 2 weeks ago it seemed so small. I think the real disappointment was due to the lack of cranberries. As usual the response from the warehouse people at Boston Organics was great. They had run-out and made-sure our account was credited for the cost of 2 bags of cranberries.

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