Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Special delivery

Over the weekend I drove to Orange County with a friend of mine and went to a Patchwork Show -- the edible edition. The two day event was a gathering of chefs, bloggers, authors and, dare I say, foodies exploring for eating, learning, tasting and shopping.

On top of a big vendor fair filled with handcrafted wares and artisan foods, free food classes were offered to those in attendance. We attended a tamale making class, went to a DIY kimchee class and learned how to make goat cheese. While all of that was fun and games, there was one thing I walked away I was really excited about.

I signed up for a zero-obligation delivery of a box of fresh, organic produce. This is something that I have known friends to do, but had never found one in San Diego. Although I was in Orange County, the company offering the box happened to make deliveries in San Diego too. How perfect.

Today, at the very early hour of 3 a.m. I got my first delivery from Farm Fresh to You. Waking up to a box of goodies waiting on my doorstep felt like Christmas morning. What would be inside when I opened the package? It takes a certain type of someone to get so excited about produce. It also takes a certain type of lazy to get produce delivered. I happen to be both of those.

When I opened my regular mix (both fruit and vegi) box, touted as being for two to three people, I found:
2 Delicata Squash
1lb Russet Potato
4 Gala Apples
4 Green Bartlett Pears
1 Pomegranate
2 Eureka Lemons
1 bundle Baby Broccoli
1 bunch Carrots
1 bunch Dino Kale
1 bunch Romaine Lettuce

I think I was most excited about seeing the Delicata Squash, the first time I'd seen one since last winter. Immediately I decided I had to make a Steamed Broccoli and Delicata Squash with Tahini Sauce recipe that I'd made earlier in the year during a Martha Stewart Whole Living Magazine cleanse I participated in.

I thought about cooking all day during work and boy was the end result worth the wait. So delicious. The zero-obligation sell has me sold. I can't wait to get my next box of goodies. If you should be so inclined to try out this delivery service for yourself, you go online to and if you enter promo code 6164 as well as my first and last name you will get $10 off your first box, not to mention that I get a little discount off my next delievery.