Farm Fresh To You CSA Box
Update: 1/18/13: I initially wrote about the Farm Fresh To You CSA Box when they did a deal with Groupon. Today I received this awesome coupon code in the mail letting friends & family know about this awesome deal! I’ve posted the coupon below. If you get a box make sure to tell them Lindsay from Fit & Awesome sent you!
I found this sweet Groupon for Farm Fresh to You. I don’t qualify for it because I just signed up for their service literally three weeks ago, but I’m posting it so you can all take advantage of its awesomeness. You may remember me posting about this box of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) produce a bit before Christmas. A couple weeks ago we received our first CSA box from Farm Fresh to You. We learned about Farm Fresh to You at the Santa Monica Christmas Run last month and signed up for a special promo to receive our first box. We signed up for the regular sized box (there are just 2 of us) of mixed fruits and veggies. The nice thing about this box is it literally comes straight from the farm and right to your door. With grocery stores and supermarkets, there is lag time between the farm and when the produce hits shelves. So by the time it gets to your grocery cart, it may already be days old and not as fresh. I never really thought about this until I learned about this program. Here’s a quote about CSA straight from the Farm Fresh To You website:
“As people are becoming increasingly interested about where their food comes from and how it was grown, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is becoming a popular alternative for getting high quality food from a trusted local farm, Farm Fresh To You. By joining our CSA, families are connecting directly to our farm, Capay Organic, and are receiving regular deliveries of nutrient rich, mouth watering, organic produce delivered directly to their home or office.”
We received our first box of goodies the week before Christmas and it was really great. Here’s what came inside the box from Farm Fresh to You:
- 1 Butternut Squash, White
- 3 Arkansas Black Apple
- 3 D’Anjou Pear
- 2 Navel Oranges
- 12 Satsuma Mandarin
- 1 lb Leeks King of Richard
- 1 Bulb, Fennel
- 2 Treviso Radicchio
- 1 Bunched Carrot
- 1 Ass’t Chard
- 1 lb Baby Mixed Lettuce
The quality of the produce was pretty good and most of it lasted around 2 weeks. I just cooked the butternut squash and the leeks (I will post recipes soon) this past Friday night so they lasted a little over two weeks. They were definitely at the end of the road but I think that’s pretty good. We loved this purchase so much that we bought a gift certificate good for one produce box for each of our parents for Christmas. And they loved it! Whole foods for the win.
I am starting the Whole 30 challenge tomorrow, January 7th, so this service is going to be clutch for me over the next 30 days. We receive our 2nd box on Tuesday evening so I will update this post and let you know what we get! I find it really fun and exciting to get new vegetables and find recipes on the internet for new ways to cook them. It’s nice and clean, healthy goodness. And you are getting organic produce at a really good price and supporting local farms and agriculture. Awesome deal!
Do you know about CSA boxes? Do you get one delivered to you? What do you like / dislike about them?
$15 for $31.50 Worth of Delivered Organic Produce from Farm Fresh To You