veggie delivery–it’s happening

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We just received our first order from Mother Earth Produce, an Asheville-based company that has expanded to the Upstate of South Carolina. The folks who own the company have a passion for local, organic goods. They believe, as I do, that we take responsibility for our food when we can know our farmers.

And they delivered this awesome box of goodness right to my door. I have sorely missed having this option of late. MEP is the only company that does this in our area right now and I was incredibly pleased with the veggies.

Here’s what we got in our medium box:

  • Rainbow chard (Oh, how I love chard. That’s not weird, right?)
  • Collards
  • Broccoli (I know you’re singing the Dana Carvey song. It’s OK.)
  • Cilantro (This was a substitution for something we didn’t like or didn’t want. I can’t remember.)
  • Yukon gold potatoes (Also a substitution because I am about to turn orange or purple from all the sweet potatoes we’ve been eating.)
  • Kale
  • Salad greens
  • Zucchini
  • Acorn squash
  • Mutsu apples
  • Green beans
  • Ginger (I had no idea I could get local ginger!)
  • And a free tub of Roots Thai Coconut Hummus (what the what).
  • I also added on a dozen local, organic, pastured, the-chickens-eat-bugs-like-God-intended eggs.

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I missed having organic produce delivery for many reasons, not the least of which is meal planning. I ordered this and now we have to eat it, so I better know what I’m cooking this week.

Right away, we whipped up a batch of fresh salsa with the cilantro and I made some kale chips with a handful of the greens. For dinner, I quickly stir-fried (OK, I was on the phone, so my husband did the stirring) the zucchini and chard, along with some onion. I used a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and seasoned with sea salt and cumin. We stuffed the veggies in tortillas, along with some pintos, salsa and salad greens. Good eats.

More to come…

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