Many thanks to Cindy over at Figs, Lavender and Cheese, whose writings about local organic produce got me interested in finding a local cooperative. There are many great co-ops in the Philadelphia area, but most are too far away for it to make sense for me to patronize. I do belong to Weaver's Way in Mt. Airy, but I can only shop there if I am at the office, which is only a couple of days a week.
So, anyway, spurred by Cindy's culinary adventures, I found a local coop called Suburban Organics, that will deliver to me on a weekly basis. I spoke with Shelly, one of the owners - who I might add is a blast to talk to - and set up my order. Today, I received my first box!!
They recycle boxes - and they gave it ot me in a wine box (the Mondavi is hidden); think they know me already??????
I eagerly unpacked my box and spread out the contents for all to see:
Chard, zucchini, green beans, apples, pears, carrots, a pineapple (not local, but they got some from their distributor and they looked great) and a grapefruit. Casanova was quite interested in watching me unpack
Rachel is waiting for the chard...the fruit is mine...
Stay tuned as I experiment!