Has anyone ever used this organization? It's a co-op that operates in the Southwest. It looks like a good way to get fresh, local fruits and veggies and there's an option to get an organic basket. If you've done anything like this, how was your experience? Any tips?
I'm thinking about trying it out next week, it's only $15 for a basket, more if you want organic. I had heard about it before, but a lady started talking to me about it in the grocery store (that never happens to me) and told that they also have fresh bread as well.View Thread
Hmm, that is a good idea. Maybe I will try a different location. It's hard when the one is right down the street, but I love their produce.
I love their extra stuff, I paid extra for homemade tortillas, and granola. So good. I'm not really a melon fan myself, and I always got a bunch of pluots (plum/apricot crosses I'm told), which were weird. I think I'll go take a look at a different location. Thanks!View Thread
That's great! The quality of their produce is so good too.
I had to stop using the BB here because it was taking up my whole day. Every time I went I had to wait in the 100 degree heat and the last time I went, I was supposed to pick up at 8 and didn't get my stuff until 11:30. I miss all of the food and the quality that BB had, but they only got more disorganized the more I went. There is another Farmers market but it is on Thursday mornings just off of the Strip, yuck!View Thread
My bounty try #2. I would definitely do this again. The corn was really tasty, the grapes are good, the pluots taste like plums, the peaches aren't quite ripe (that's good, it gives us a chance to catch up), everything is of good quality. I could've gotten cherries, but it was a lot so I didn't. If that's offered next week I'm doing it. I know my babysitter will take some and so will neighbors.
I even met a guy in the dog park who was talking about it.
A laundry basket is ideal though, sturdy enough to carry and easy to get the produce in and out. View Thread
I picked up my basket this morning as well. They were a bit disorganized and I was there for about an hour, but at least it was overcast so it wasn't bad. Here's what I got:
8 ears corn 3 onions 2 English cucumbers 3 bananas 1 head Romaine lettuce 1 bunch broccoli 8 Anaheim chillies 1 bag grapes 4 tomatoes 11 peaches 3 large mangoes 8 pluots (found out they are a hybrid of plums and apricots) 1 cantalope
Overall, I had a really good experience and will definitely do it again. The park where I pick up also has a really good playground for DD so I think next week I'll coerce DH to come and watch her while I get my basket.
I have pictures that I can post later, it looks pretty great when it's all laid out.
If you like vinegar, you can slice up the cucumber along with some onion, and let it marinate. There's more to it than that, I can try to find my family's recipe if you're interested. I think Allrecipes has some versions of it too.
Also, maybe some cucumber and yogurt to make a sauce or dressing?
You could also get some cream cheese and make cucumber sandwiches. That is very tea party-ish though, but good.View Thread
BTW, ali0321 was my old screen name before the boards changed. I had problems getting it to work after it changed so I just changed my screen name and e-mail. Totally didn't realize what I was doing. Vacation brain.View Thread