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Boston Organics Order
After reading about it in the Davis Square community I decided to give Boston Organics a try. I just got my first box.



I signed up for a small box every other week with a 50/50 mix of fruits and vegatables. I was actually expecting a bit more in the way of quantity, but then I've gotten used to prices at the Foodmaster where I have not been buying organic. On the other hand, the quality of produce at the Foodmaster was one of the reasons why I though this sounded like a good idea, and we'll see how long the stuff lasts. It probably seems like less when you're picking it off the porch than when you're carting it home from the store.

For my own reference, the box contains:

  • four banans
  • three bosc pears
  • three fuji apples
  • two navel oranges
  • one head of cauliflower
  • one large bunch of red chard
  • one bunch of grean leaf lettuce
  • a container of oyster mushrooms
  • a bag with seven small russet potatoes
  • one very large tomato
  • two large yellow onions


The onions must be the replacement fot the avocadoes listed on the web page. I'd listed avocodos as something I didn't want to get, and I'm pretty darn happy to have the onions as we were running low.

I hadn't told Warren about this. Grocery shopping in my chore. I did say that I'd make dinner tonight, something that I never do, so perhaps he expects that something is up.

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merastra From: merastra Date: February 4th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool. Let us know what you make and if it's yummy. :)
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: February 4th, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I made a salad with the chard, lettuce, cauliflower, and tomato, plus some carrots and hard boiled eggs from stuff we had around. I also baked two of the potatos. It was yummy, but it ended up being a bit to much food, and we discovered that neither of us cares for chard. The tomato was especially good.

Now I need to add the chard to my "don't want" list and find someone local to pawn off the what's left of it, which is a fair bit.
merastra From: merastra Date: February 5th, 2005 07:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Chard - darn. Or good for me, since I'd been thinking of trying it myself. :-) That silly government "eat more veggies" thing and all. Mmmm, good tomatoes. :-)
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: July 7th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
we discovered that neither of us cares for chard.
Chard is way better cooked. (Yes, I know this is a very old post, that's why I'm not offering to take the rest of it off your hands.)
arcanology From: arcanology Date: February 6th, 2005 08:31 am (UTC) (Link)
That looks pretty tempting - wouldn't have to think about what vegetables to get, would just get some and eat them. Which, strangely, seems easier, being a constrained set of choices instead of a wide-open field.

Hm.
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: February 6th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I found that strangely appealing too. I was also looking forward to trying new stuff. Since you can exclude stuff you don't like it seems like a good way of trying stuff. We discovered that we don't like chard, so that's on my exclude list now, but the oysters mushrooms were a hit with Warren who likes mushrooms, and we both like the bosc pears a lot, which are these brown-skinned pears that I've seen in the stores sometimes and never quite had the nerve to try before. So far it certainly seems to beat just getting bananas and navel oragnged every week.
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