I'm sorry Reduce Footprints, I couldn't do it. I was afraid this would happen. I had a funny feeling when I read this weeks Change the World Wednesday Challenge that I wouldn't be able to pull it off. Every time I went to the grocery store over the last couple weeks I would check and walk away sad when it wasn't there. But today, it appeared and I could not resist - I mean I WRITE about vegetarian food so how could I keep from grabbing up the March copy of Vegetarian Times when first I laid eyes upon it?
You wouldn't expect that of me, right? Am I forgiven? Maybe the fact that on the same errand I stopped by the library to pick up a googgely-gob of cookbooks on all things raw.
So at least I fulfilled that part of the challenge. You gotta meet me half way, OK? OK.
The third part of my errands this afternoon was to pick up my CSA from Full Circle Farm.
It was LOADED with delicious fruits and veggies - lots of them.
Yes, two people really can eat that many fruits and vegetables - and then some, really! This weeks share:
3 pounds Garnet Yams
1 head Cauliflower
1 bunch Carrots
3 Hass Avocados
.66 pound Snowpeas
.66 pound fresh Shitake Mushrooms
.66 pounds cut mixed Salad Greens
1 monster head Green Leaf Lettuce
6 Braeburn Apples
6 D'anjou Pears
6 Navel Oranges
Oh and if you look closely at the pictures above you'll see a special little something that we added to our order this week, Seattle's own Theo Chocolate Coffee Dark Chocolate Bar - YUM!
All those fruit and veggies were organic and only cost $37.05. They would have cost significantly more at the local PCC where I regularly shop and I'm supporting a local farm directly by buying through them - as the local season progresses more and more of the produce will come from Full Circle itself. I'll be able to drop the size of the box when my own p-patch starts producing and use their substitution options to make sure I don't get to much of any one thing or not enough of another. I can put my order on hold altogether if I get inundated with too many veggies (is there such a thing?) or if I get a chance to go out of town for vacation or I decide to just shop the local farmer's market for a few weeks. It's all good. I love my Full Circle Farm.
Now I'm going to sit here and enjoy the view of pink blossoms and busy hummingbirds while I peruse my pile of cookbooks, my new magazine and attempt to not eat the whole chocolate bar before Mark gets home - I would be in SO much trouble!
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