produce co-op redux
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Christmas Lodge DVD:
No. 6 — November 10th, 2011 at 8:41 am
I would love to win this. we do a lot with dice to help with adding and numbers.
After using a conventional co-op for a bit, we tried a local organic produce co-op.
The food was over-the-top wonderful, including fresh baby salad greens, grapes and more.
Note to self: DIY allergy testing with eggplant (or anything) is a bad idea. I believe I have confirmed this newly acquired allergy and lived to tell the tale. It’s sad when a vegetarian can’t have eggplant, especially the yummy Asian ones used in curry.
In any event, the food was great. The price is a consideration, though I will use this, especially in winter. The pickings are pretty slim then elsewhere for local stuff, unless you want to eat kale every day. This particular co-op includes produce from a hydroponic farm, so they have local, organic tomatoes and such, even in winter. (There were some items in our basket that I could not have gotten at Whole Foods or Earth Fare at any price.)
Hidden amongst the other goodies there are parsnips and leeks. I had never cooked or eaten parsnips before this and they were quite good. I used this recipe and it was a simple, wonderful dish. Even the boy liked it. I used the remaining leeks in a basic quiche, which was also a hit.