Getting farm-fresh produce delivered is the greatest invention ever! Why haven’t I done this before?! I have many friends who get local fruits and veggies brought to them, and I’ve always been intrigued by the idea. Now that I’ve done it, I totally love it. It is so fun getting a bag full of unique and delicious items, things I might not see or buy on my own. It’s a rewarding challenge to figure out ways to use up the goodies.
The produce pictured here is only a fraction of what I received. There were doubles of many of the fruits and veggies pictured (but six of the corn!). I cut the kernels off one of the ears of corn and added it to a salad, but the others are just begging to be thrown on the grill. I can’t wait to dig into the pints of perfect blueberries. And the basil will go straight into a tomato-mozzarella salad and maybe even some pesto. I love the juicy onions and their long sprouts. As for the zucchini and squash– who knows! Maybe I’ll try something new with them.
One of the beautiful tomatoes went into a salad with the leafy green/purple lettuce, and the other will meet up with the basil later. Washing the dirt and sand off of the lettuce finally let me understand why people like salad spinners. I could have used one!! The kale is begging to be baked into chips or wilted into a nice soup. And the rainbow carrots…oh the carrots!
I am in love! These carrots are so unique and full of surprises.
I really admire their ringed, multi-colored cores. So 70s!
But the purple carrots are extra special. They turned into little fireworks when I peeled off their outer skins. They are so bright and cheery, I couldn’t wait to eat them!
And when I sliced one open, it was beautifully, contrastingly yellow all the way through. It took me so long to cook my dinner because I just couldn’t stop admiring my ingredients! What did I make? An extra-special version of my mama’s roasted chicken on a bed of vegetables, yum!
I finally found your blog! You have inspired me to subscribe to my local organic co-op! Those vegetables look amazing! I also can’t wait to try mama’s roasted chicken!
so glad you finally joined one! it’s amazing and it totally broadens your horizons with trying new recipes!
What is the name of this company?
South Mountain Veggies