Last summer, I joined a CSA called Join the Farm that’s located here in Oxnard. The produce was great, the staff was friendly, but by the end of the summer I was sick and tired of eating kale and spaghetti squash. In addition to my family being tired of eating the same thing, it was also bothersome how much food was in each box. There was way too much for my small family to consume unless we all decided to go vegan which will never, ever happen. I guess I could have gotten a box every other week rather than weekly, or shared with another family, but by the time we realized it was too much the season and my subscription was already over.
Produce from Join the Farm
So, you can probably understand why I got really excited the other day when my friend posted a link to Farmer Fresh to You on facebook. It’s a small company based in Camarillo that delivers local organic produce to your door. What’s so great about them is that their produce comes from a variety of local farmers, you can choose the size of the box you want delivered and what fruits & veggies you want in it, and you can also order other local organic products such as eggs, honey, bread, and more. Oh, and did I mention that they deliver to your house free of charge? Yeah, totally cool, and totally great for lazy pregnant people like me who hate going to the grocery store and who forget to wake up to go to the farmer’s market.
Anyway, as soon as I checked out the website I ordered a small box of mixed fruits and vegetables, and on Wednesday I received my first shipment. I had forgotten what I ordered so it was quite exciting to see what was inside, and for some reason I didn’t remember to take a picture of all the produce (must be the Third Trimester Stupids). However, I did take a picture of the baby yellow squash, tomatoes, and spinach I sauteed for my chicken soft tacos I made later that day.
Sauteed Veggies from Farmer Fresh to You
All in all, I think Farmer Fresh to You is a great little company that I’ll continue to utilize for the time being. However, next time I’ll order either a medium or large box to last me 2 weeks rather than one, and save some much needed dinero in the process.