Gah, another short lived moment. Heuer and I were so excited to sign up for the Farm Fresh box delivery service, but after three shipments – we have decided to cancel it.
The first shipment was good. We used almost everything. It all looked fresh and tasty.
The nectarines in shipment number two started to turn the day the arrived. By day three…they were inedible. We also realized the ‘regular’ box we ordered included a lot of fruit. We are a vegetable based household, so it meant most of the fruit that was still good, was being given away to friends and coworkers (wasted money to us).
The last straw was shipment number three where two of the three large tomatoes were smashed, and both the carrots and the basil were wilted and gnarly looking.
Sadly, I made the call to cancel. Bummed, but this just did not seem like a good fit for us.
We will continue to support local businesses, but will pick up our fresh goods from the local farmers market – in amounts we can consume easily, ensuring quality of food and the types we prefer to ingest.
Heuer and I have been discussing the need to support local vendors where we can, so we took the first step this weekend when we signed up for the Farm Fresh to You delivery service while visiting our local farmers market. The first box arrived today stuffed with Bing cherries, yellow nectarines, black plums, summer squash, broccoli, green beans, white corn, cucumber, romaine lettuce, basil, and Nantes carrots.
I am looking forward to watching the contents change with the seasons, and hoping it will force us out of the monotony of asparagus, cauliflower and squash – my three go to veggies in the grocery store. We also need to get back in the habit of eating fruit, as this box highlights the fact we do not consume anything outside of bananas and blueberries, on the few times we do remember to include this food group in our diet.
When costing the service out, we will end up paying a little bit more for our fruits and vegetables (we receive the ‘regular’ box that is $30 and comes every other week), but I love the fact that we are supporting local businesses and will continue to find other ways to do so.