- yellow squash
- butternut squash
- salad greens
- fresh peas
- Asian pears
When we first started getting the local boxes, we got them every week. We’re going to start getting them less frequently, such as when we really, really like what’s in the box, or if we need to order additional items, such as local honey, organic bacon, etc. Getting the extra items all in one box saves us trips to several local places (in 108 degree heat).
I’m going to see if I can spend less on my weekly groceries (including produce) at the store. My goal is to try and spend (for all groceries, including produce) the amount that I would have spent on the local box alone. We really only need to buy dairy, produce, and occasional meat right now, because we have a full pantry and freezer of everything else.
I really like that the local box gets me eating a wonderful variety of local produce. I’m concerned that by getting my produce from the store, I’ll go back into the same rut of buying only romaine lettuce and bananas. That’s why we will probably get the local box every 2-3 weeks, instead of every week. That should supplement us with squash, local/organic greens, etc.