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estherchaya
estherchaya
yay for pr!oduce!
Hooray! I just signed up for weekly produce deliveries! I'm so excited. Next week I look forward to my first random delivery! :-D

Yum!

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cleobatya From: cleobatya Date: May 10th, 2005 04:40 am (UTC) (Link)
ive always wanted to do that. which company did you use? btw those julian spring pix are adorable. he is so much sunshine
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 10th, 2005 12:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, he's adorable.

I am using: http://www.washingtonsgreengrocer.com
magid From: magid Date: May 10th, 2005 10:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations! I look forward to reading about what you get :-)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 10th, 2005 12:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
And I'm looking forward to getting it!
jeannegrrl From: jeannegrrl Date: May 10th, 2005 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
how does that work? do you have a say in what produce you get? how much does it cost?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 10th, 2005 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
http://www.washingtonsgreengrocer.com

All your questions will be answered there! Robin and Mark started using them and Robin's the one that told me about it. I've really wanted to find a farm share or produce delivery or whatnot for a while, and now I have!
From: predigested Date: May 10th, 2005 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
i betcha it's completely random. one week you get fresh organic strawberries from california, the next week you get 10 lbs of turnips.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 10th, 2005 12:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is somewhat random, but they send an email the day before to tell you what they're sending and you can tell them if you'd rather not receive something in the delivery and you want extra of something else. They send 12-14 kinds of produce in each delivery. And you can have them come weekly, bi-weekly, or just whenever you want. It's neato.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 10th, 2005 12:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, plus I like the randomness. I like getting different veggies so I can creatively figure out what to do with them.
From: gittygiggles Date: May 10th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
do tell
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 10th, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
http://www.washingtonsgreengrocer.com


I'm not sure that they go to Baltimore
magid From: magid Date: May 10th, 2005 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Even if they don't now, it might be worth letting them know; they might start once they get critical mass.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 10th, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, though I know others for sure that DO go to Baltimore, so that might be a faster way to investigate.
From: gittygiggles Date: May 10th, 2005 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
what other ones? i've never even heard of such a thing!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 10th, 2005 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
google is your friend.

Search for Baltimore farm share or some such thing.
magid From: magid Date: May 11th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
AFAIK, Boston has only one option for deliveries like this; I'm impressed that Baltimore has choice.
From: gittygiggles Date: May 10th, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
they dont really say that much. but i imagine they do. they go to va too...not that taht says much.

do they charge weekly or monthly?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 10th, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
They basically do the Washington Metro Area. Baltimore's a bit further off the track. Their FAQs can answer most questions, and if you have more, email them.
From: have_inner_lady Date: May 10th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
These types of companies are one of the nicest ways that people can support small, honestly organic (not just legally organic) family farms. That is, when their produce is actually coming from small, family farms...

Kudos to you!

Also, sometimes there are similar organizations that call themselves "organic cooperatives"... which is to say you can either volunteer your time or pay money and get a box of the produce from that farm every week of the harvest season. There are a number of them "out here," but the problem is that many are so small that they have no feasible way of delivering to the city.

Now that IS an idea for a small business... the liaison between co-ops and consumers. All it'd take is a refrigerated truck. Hm!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 10th, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, I was initially looking for a more traditional farm share, which sounds like your Organic Co-Op suggestion. But either they were closed for the season, or you have to go pick up the produce from them each week, which defeats the purpose of my "fewer errands, not more" lifestyle dream.

Hey! A Co-O of Co-Ops! Awesome! I think you should do it!
From: have_inner_lady Date: May 10th, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, thank you for thinking I have the patience to do that. But the closely coordinated scheduling, the driving a large truck in city traffic, and the dealing with people would not easily go over with me. My work is easier and more flexible.
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