Christmas in January

Christmas is long gone, but at the moment I sorta feel like a giddy child gleefully sitting on top of a mound of presents. Ok, so maybe not *that* excited, but still...today, I received a basket of fruits and veggies that I had ordered from a local company. The Fruit Guys deliver (mostly) locally grown, fresh organic fruits and veggies. It's essentially a CSA (community supported agriculture). I've always wanted to do it, but never felt I could eat or cook all the ingredients in the weekly box before things spoil. Plus, a weekly box felt like such a heavy commitment. Well, the Fruit Guys gives you a commitment-free option; just place the order a few days in advance, whenever you want a box, and they'll deliver it. Moreover, they delivered it directly to my office, which is a huge plus since most CSAs deliver to the home (when I'm working) or at a central location (meeting point away from the office). Anyways, here are the lovely little gems I received in my box today:

  • Arkansas Black Apple
  • D'Anjou Pear
  • Satsuma
  • Fuji Apple
  • Kiwi
  • Curly Green kale
  • Red Onion
  • Shiitake Mushroom
  • Ginger
  • Butternut Squash
  • Specialty Tea Bags 

And it all comes in this cute little "suitcase" box. So freaking cute, it's killing me a tiny bit.

I'm sharing the box with a co-worker, which is great because he can take the things I don't like -- i.e. mushrooms. :) My mind is already spinning with the things I could make this weekend. Oh -- and the little insert they put in the box includes a recipe for crystallized ginger (as well as for brandied mushrooms, which the co-worker is taking with him, obviously).  

What a treat - and so convenient! Not sure yet if the price is worth it, but it sure is fun to have all these lovely fruits and veggies delivered right to my office.

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