Until recently Mr. Woo and I were on a long stint of not having Internet at home (thus the very infrequent updates). We'd nomad around town finding gracious friends who'd host us for the evening if we really needed it (more like Mr. Woo used it and I mooched off their cable TV). One of those nights we were at "the girls' place" when I was able to watch "Food Inc." It shocked me.
So much so that I presented to the leader of our household some reasons why I wanted to try a trial subscription to Eatwell Farms. It's basically farm raised produce that's delivered to many neighborhoods. You know exactly where it's from and where it's been. Husband agreed to trying it, and our trial subscription was born!
The sign-up process was simple, and I felt like I had enough information on their website to search for answers that I needed. In the end we decided on a bi-weekly delivery with a half dozen eggs. This means our trial will cover four pick-ups over eight weeks with eggs each time. Our family is small for the time being and we weren't sure exactly how much food to expect.
Alas, our first pick-up day arrived! I checked the website to see which goodies would be in our box for that week. The site also (thankfully) provides recipes for some of the produce that I've never heard of, much less cooked with in my lifetime. Our pick-up location is just minutes away on the hosts' front porch. We cross off our name, take our box, pick up our eggs, trade any items we may not use/want in the provided box(!), and drive home happy. I tell you, it's like ordering a surprise pack of books on CBD - very exciting - except it's physically healthy for you. Oh, and being the newbies that we are, we didn't bring any bags to transfer the contents to so that we could leave the box there. Now we'll have to bring it back next time to "be green." :)
I felt so organic! I was putting away produce that was picked just the day before, from a real farm. None of the one-of-the-ten-middle-men-genetically-modified-something-shenanigans. For all I know, we might go back to buying produce at the market but I'll enjoy for now.
Part II on our farm food to come soon!