August 23, 2009

The Happy Box

One of the best parts of living in Ohio again is getting our Happy Box every Thursday. The Happy Box comes from Fulton Farms, and it's only $25 per week! (Although we may upgrade to the $30 per week Premium Service so we can have more choices...) I happened to turn on the radio one Saturday while running errands shortly after we moved in and heard a local talk show host raving about this program. I immediately looked it up online when I got home and was sold! Our whole family has been enjoying locally grown organic produce every week! We've saved a lot of money on produce, and I've been able to be creative in the kitchen as I look for ways to make use of all the items in our boxes.

The photo shows what we got in our last box: sweet corn, tomatoes, potatoes, plums, oranges, cucumbers, squash, banana peppers, basil, parsley, and lettuce. We've also received mangoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, zucchini, red onions, beets, carrots, kohlrabi, sunflower greens, kale, and probably some other stuff. It's fun to see what we get each week, and we've been eating pretty healthy! I'm so thankful I heard about this program! I love making pasta with the fresh tomatoes and herbs, and the zucchini herb wheat bread I made in the breadmaker a few nights ago was a very nice addition to our meal. Zucchini bars were a hit (Ted made them--you go, honey!), and the kids have discovered that they really do love sweet corn. (The stuff we tried in Nevada shouldn't even be labeled as such.) Charis will often slice up a whole tomato for a snack for herself, and the boys usually snitch some cherry tomatoes as they run in and out of the kitchen. I love it!


Debi Joy said...

I truly believe that children should be raised on organic food. It's giving them the best chance to be cancer free in life. Good for you!

Tina Miles said...

We joined a local CSA last year...your shares are so much larger then what we got, for about the same price! :( We decided to grow our own this year or use the local farmer's market. I've enjoyed the growing part, we haven't made it to the Market as often as I'd like. We have plans to expand the garden next year and add many herbs and other plants. I'm glad you're able to enjoy the mid-west veggies!

Kim said...

We have a local co-op for organic fruits and veggies. I love them