Thursday, September 8, 2011

whats in the bag - September 8, 2011

6 Idaho potatoes - these can make a meal in themselves! this blog post explains

6 Vidalia onions - try this onion tarte - it is unbelievable!

2 big heads of romaine

5 freshly picked Paula Red apples - really tasty and unique

5 green bell peppers - these do not last around here, but they do freeze well

quart of prune plums (little plums) - will be ripe in a day or so, perfect for kid lunches and quick grab fridge snacks, we might cook some down into a jam

bag of sugar snap peas - my kids eat these up raw - but I love them in stir fry

4 peaches - leave on your counter for a day or two to ripen

6 plum tomatoes - insane prices this week, the Florida crops will not be in for another month and the hurricanes have decimated northern crops

3 beefsteak tomatoes

rosemary plant - plant now and use all fall and winter

see you next month!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fall 2011 update

I hope you had a great summer! It seemed wildly busy for us. But, we are back!

This fall we are trying something different. We are so busy (homeschooling 3 kids!) that we are only going to be able to do produce once a month. I hope this will still work for many of you. The schedule is below.

The bags will be bigger than ever - I will try to include many long lasting root vegetables and things like interesting varieties of apples and pears, as well as the usual lettuces and tomatoes. The bags will be $30. This is a crazy bargain. Have you seen produce prices lately? Outrageous!

If you are trying to maximize your fresh food intake  - this is the program for you. Think of it as a challenge: to eat all the real, whole food in your bag and ensure your good health through the busy fall season.

Thanks for your support!

here are our delivery dates:

September 8
October 13
November 17
December 15

I will still send out reminders the Tuesday before, but if you are a regular, you might want to jot the dates on your calendar.

It is really helpful if you prepay (paypal to I spend way too much time trying to collect money from people who forget to pay.

So, if you are ready for next week - let me know!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

whats in the bag - June 2, 2011

3 Vidalia onions
4 Idaho potatoes
2 romaine lettuce heads
5 peaches
5 tomatoes
6 cucumber
6 pears
bunch of bananas
portabella mushroom
sugar baby watermelon
basil plant

Thursday, May 19, 2011

What is in the Bag, May 19, 2011

5 lemons (we drink lemonade all summer, do you?)
1 bunch purple asparagus (grilled or sauteed - yummo! maybe with a squirt of that lemon!)
4 peaches
2 bunches of scallions
2 big, clean heads of romaine (it is supposed to heat up soon, so more salad)
2 big apple pears (great with cheese of sliced thin on salad)
1 head of broccoli (I can not get enough broccoli)
2 red bell peppers
3 green bell peppers
3 cucumbers
bag of cherry tomatoes
bag of roma tomatoes (the best tomato for the grill or oven roasting)
chive plant

Thursday, April 28, 2011

What is in the Bag, April 28, 2011

This is such a yummy bag, with some local treats!

5 Florida peaches (grown in Lakeland!) I went by to check out the orchard and it is beautiful. I am so excited about this new Florida crop!

1 FL watermelon - do not refrigerate until an hour before you are going to eat - it degrades the nutritional value

1 parsley plant - these can grow really big if you plant them outside. Ours have grown abut a foot and a half.

2 big Vidalia onions

5 Florida garden cukes

2 big eggplant

1 champagne mango

6 Florida tomatoes - 3 red/3yellow

bunch of apple bananas - kids go crazy for these


Plant City blueberries (it is picking time for these now too! they are not cheap, but fun to pick)

4 navel oranges (from CA - guilty pleasure)

Thanks! See you in two weeks!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

kids love their produce deliveries!

Jessie Dearie breaks into his produce bag right away!

What is in the Bag, April 14, 2011

Wow! This weeks bag is value packed with local, seasonal goodies. Enjoy!

I will work on some recipes and inspiration later today. And as always,
please fill free to share your recipes or even just what you are having for dinner.


bag of garden and cherry tomatoes
bag of little globe zucchini
2 FL big green bell peppers
5 FL cucumber
champagne Mango
4 FL Navel oranges - these juice into amazing oj!
1 big Vidalia onion
bunch of FL green onions
1 big Portabella mushroom
4 Pinova apple
6 FL Corn
FL Romaine
FL Radish
FL Red Swiss Chard
Beets  - I will share a good recipe for beet chips later

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