Back in December when I e-mailed Greenhearts Family Farm to change which week I was receiving my CSA box that month, I was greeted with some very unpleasant news: There was going to be a month-long break between the end of December and the end of January.
That’s right, NO fruits and veggies delivered to my home or office for four weeks.
I promised myself I’d go to the Farmer’s Market to pick up supplies, but for the most part, I didn’t. Life is always hectic around the holidays and the beginning of the year, so when you couple that with two back to back head colds, there just isn’t a lot of desire to trek out in search of produce.
I really learned how much I’ve started to rely on these CSA deliveries since I began participating a few months ago. I essentially plan my entire meal plan around whatever is delivered. It inspires me and pushes me to grow in the kitchen, try foods that I’ve never been exposed to before and to eat more healthfully.
Trust me, without these deliveries, it was all chocolate and frozen pizza.
At any rate, I was ecstatic on Thursday to receive my first box of the 2011 season.
All these items look delicious. I can’t wait to dive in!
What pushes you to try new things in the kitchen?
P.S. In case you were wondering, Greenhearts doesn’t compensate me for mentioning them on the blog. I just like ’em and want to give a shout out to a local business!