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Recently I decided to try out something new and ordered vegetables online. The whole thing started when Green Earth Organics popped up in a conversation I was part of on a facebook networking page and because I liked what they said I decided to check out their website.
I loved the idea of a box of seasonal, organically grown vegetables delivered straight to my door and their prices were reasonable too. The boxes on offer come in different sizes and different contents: large ones for families, ones picked for juicers, one with purely Irish produce, and one filled with favourites. They even have bags of fruit and an array of other healthy products.
Since I live on my own I opted for a small box for the test run and this morning a white van pulled up outside my door delivering a box filled with freshly picked vegetables:leeks, beets, broccoli, potatoes, carrots, onions and parsnips. Green Earth Organics even added a handwritten note and recipe to help inspire their customers what to cook.
Now I can’t wait to cook the vegetables and find out if they taste as good as they look. So tonight I’ll be enjoying some fresh beetroot and I see some yummy vegetable soup over the weekend.
I can’t believe how excited I am about this but I have to say I am impressed how easy and efficient my online vegetable shopping experience has been. So I’ll possibly be seeing more of the friendly carrot Green Earth Organics has on their logo as I think I may become a regular customer: fresh vegetables delivered directly to my door is just to good to pass up on.
I love fresh veggies and fruit and that’s one of the advantage of living in the Florida Keys, season for farmers is year round! I make a vegie soup but add pinto beans and cabbage and one or two hot peppers! Also, a few months of the year there’s a farmers’ makert in the park. Or it’s a 3-hour ride to Florida City/Homestead where many farms are open the public. But I like the idea of home delivery. Wonder if it will catach on and spread to the States? As a kid I used to make my brother turn away when I mixed beats with my mashed potatoes!
I don’t know if it will catch on but as I munch on my beets I think it’s a fabulous idea- simple, healthy and not more expensive than going out and buying on your own
An opportunity staring me the face?
Tina Schell said:
There was a similar service in the Charleston area from the local farms a few years ago. It never quite caught on, I think because many of the veggies were things people might not have liked or used. In any case, will look forward to seeing how it works out for you!
I like the idea that it is seasonal and picked the day before you get it – soup today the beetroot was delicious yesterday