Thursday, January 21, 2010

The usual note: I do not grow the produce pictured, it is courtesy ofBoston 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 receive a $29 dollar 1/2 fruit 1/2 vegetable box every other week.
The Rundown-
From around here:
1 lb Empire Apples (VT)
1 lb Carrots (MA)
1.5 lbs Red Potatoes (Prince Edward Island)
1 Green Cabbage (NY)
From Beyond:
1 White Grapefruit (FL)
1 Green Bell Pepper (FL)
2 Anjou Pears (WA)
2 Blood Oranges (CA)
6 Satsuma Mandarins (CA)
1 head Romaine Lettuce (CA) (the head of lettuce is HUGE)
From Even Further Beyond:
1 Bunch Broccoli (Mexico)
1.5 lbs Bananas (Ecuador)

I am really pleased with the quality of all the items in our box this week. Some sort of slaw looks to be in my future. The broccoli & green pepper will most likely be stir fried with a butternut squash which was received in a previous box.
If any readers have tips for what to do with some of the produce feel free to share!

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