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Local Box – August 24

Local Box Contents for Aug. 24:

  • yellow squash
  • butternut squash
  • salad greens
  • fresh peas
  • potatoes
  • onions
  • Asian pears
  • garlic
  • okra

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.

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Local Box – August 10

Local Box Contents for July 10:

  • peaches
  • watermelon
  • basil
  • yellow squash
  • butternut squash
  • fresh peas
  • peppers
  • magenta spreen (similar to spinach, I’m told)
  • hydroponic lettuce (grown in water, not soil)
  • onions

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Here’s an example of a meal (lunch) using leftovers and items from our local box.

From the local box:  snacking tomatoes, bell peppers

From our family’s farm:  corn

Leftovers:  broccoli, sourdough bread

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Local Box – July 27

July 27 Local Box Contents:

  • peaches
  • eggplant
  • cantelope
  • peas
  • potatoes
  • onions
  • mango
  • squash
  • zucchini
  • portobello mushrooms

The eggplant are small due to local drought.  Still, the flavor is fantastic.

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Sorry, this was last week’s local box:

  • onions
  • potatoes
  • cucumbers
  • squash
  • basil
  • eggplant
  • fresh pinto beans
  • green bell peppers
  • caramel corn (free sample from the grocery service)

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In the box:

  • eggplant
  • nectarines
  • potatoes
  • blueberries
  • figs
  • tomatoes
  • basil
  • purslane
  • banana peppers
  • onions

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Local Box – July 6

 

This week’s local box:

  • blueberries
  • snacking tomatoes
  • fresh peas
  • Armenian cucumber
  • peaches
  • eggplant
  • potatoes
  • summer squash
  • watermelon

We cut into the watermelon immediately and cooked the potatoes for dinner.

We also received some produce bags to try out.  I put the squash and peaches in them to see how they do.

 

 

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