A couple of weeks ago one of my clients told me about a new service she had subscribed to which delivered fresh, local produce to her door step once a week. As a rabbit with a busy schedule, I knew it was something I would have to try. Not only is From The Farmer convenient and sustainable, but it reasonably priced! I signed up to receive half a bushel per week, which cost me $35. The delivery is dropped off on your front stoop between 12 am and 7 am. This morning I was welcomed by a insulated bag full of delicious local produce as I stepped out for my morning run at 6:15 am. Here is what I got in my delivery:
• Pink Lady and Fuji Apples
• Bunched Beets with Tops
• Asian Mustard Mix
• Spring Scallions
• French Breakfast Radishes
The great news is, a half bushel is more than enough to get me through the week. I will definitely have plenty of greens for salads, sautes and green smoothies. I love that this service provides where each piece of produce comes from along with suggested recipes (in e-mail form). This will definitely help me mix up my diet, pulling me from my kale and sweet potato rut. Below is an example of the preview e-mail I received three days prior to the delivery.
While you do not choose the produce you receive, you can go in and modify your order 48 hours prior to delivery. If there is an item you do not particularly like, swap it out for something else available. I personally love the variety offered and the opportunity to mix up my diet. The company delivers to the DC and Baltimore Metro areas. I live in Reston and was excited to see they deliver to my neighborhood. Below is a photo collage of my morning delivery:
I unzipped the bag to find it packed full of fragrant, colorful fruits and veggies. Bright pink radishes, yellow and red apples, deep burgundy beets and vibrant greens! If you don’t need a delivery, there is no charge to you to skip a week. You are billed at the end of each month after all your deliveries are tallied. There is no fee to join or to cut off the deliveries. This is a commitment free way to try a new avenue for receiving your weekly produce. It doesn’t hurt that the produce you receive is local and much more nutrient dense than anything you will find at a supermarket.
If you are in the DC or Baltimore area, sign up to receive your produce basket. If you have a family to feed, order a bushel or two! You can even throw in a loaf of bread.
From the Farmer LLC is a weekly farm-to-consumer delivery company with an emphasis on fresh, high-quality, local produce and an added dedication to connecting farmers with their consumers.