In case it hasn’t been obvious from earlier posts, I am somewhat nouveau hippie. Birkenstocks and all. Pesticides, fuel used to truck produce all over the place, and generally bad tasting produce that has been picked early to survive a long trip all bother me.
Back in Boston, I tried to buy a lot of our produce at the Whole Foods. Now that we are in Washington, I have been shocked at how expensive the local grocery stores are–especially considering the overall low quality of their produce. So C and I have been hitting the Redmond Farmers Market on Saturday mornings to stock up on some good produce–organic and/or local. One of the farmers that we came across has a home delivery option–score! This was our second week trying it out.
Tiny’s offers several sizes of boxes and different proportions of fruits and veggies. So far, I am really liking it. The box arrives on Wednesday filled with goodness and they take the box away at the next delivery. Everything has been gorgeous looking and tasting so far (plums, pluots, peaches, nectarines, greens, beets, tomatoes, carrots, and more), and we are getting a much better variety of vegetables in our diets. It has cut down on our grocery store trips already. Good for us, good for the environment, good for Tiny, it’s all goodness. I think we will still go to the farmer’s market though to get some berries and flowers this week ($6 huge bouquets), and because it is a nice weekend ritual for me and little C.