Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fresh, Organic Produce: Delivered!

Farm fresh to me, indeed!  A couple of weeks ago a good friend of mine mentioned Farm Fresh To You, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that delivers fresh, organic fruits and veggies right to your door (in the Bay Area and Los Angeles). So I signed up for a weekly delivery -- we eat a lot of fresh stuff and it goes fast, but you can also sign up for every other week, every third week, every forth, etc... -- and today, our first delivery arrived!  What a marvel!  The farmers' market right to my door!  Gives a whole new meaning to "farm-to-table."

CSAs aren't new, I know, but they're new to me.  And what a better way to support local growers, to get fantastic produce, and to eat healthfully, without doing anything, really, except answering the door.

I love farmers' markets, but I don't always have time to go.  Now, I can be assured of a weekly visit to the farm without having to go anywhere.  Genius.  They'll even deliver to your office, so you've got no excuses.  Plus, they provide recipes on how to cook all those marvelous veggies.  Want to sign up for a CSA, learn more about them or find one in your area?  Visit LocalHarvest and bring on the fresh produce.  

Today's delivery includes: one cantaloupe, two white peaches, strawberries, one Eureka lemon, six apricots, a pound of asparagus, three ears of white corn, a bunch of broccoli, a huge bunch of green chard, one head of green leaf lettuce, one giant yellow onion, and a bunch of fresh rosemary.  Phew!  I can't wait to get eating.  In fact, if you'll excuse me, I'm about to go dive into some fruit.  But don't worry, I'll be sure to share the recipes for how to cook all of this CSA deliciousness.



  1. I have mixed feelings about FFTY. On one hand I love my delivery box! I have gotten the small LA, the regular LA and now I'm getting the MORE MIXED box. It's great -- it comes with so many wonderful choices and options. Some veggies I would never think to buy so it's definitely taken me outside my comfort zone. It's also nice in that if I miss the farmer's market I get a box delivered to me.

    The con for me, though, is that it's not truly local. Living in LA means the farms come from way up north and all the way down in Mexico. They do use some farms nearby, but most of it comes from up north. But it's organic and supporting organic farms so I don't feel so horrible about it, not yet anyway.

    Are you doing it every week? I'm on the every 3 week schedule. The big box lasts our family almost the time until the new box arrives. woo woo!

  2. Hi Katie!

    Thanks for the additional info on FFTY. I'll definitely look into it more, and the lack of true locality... Good to know.

    We are doing it every week, and are able to get through the (regular) box in a week. Love getting the delivery box too -- you're so right about that! :)