Jan 21

Fri '11

Good Food Box

So I bought my very first “Good Food Box” yesterday. I paid $15 for 20lbs of fresh fruits and vegetables. The GFB is organized by a group of volunteers at different places around the city. The produce is all presorted in the boxes and you get what they give you. I got so many different kinds of produce that I wouldn’t normally buy. Here is a picture of what was in my food box:

Good Food Box

I would never buy honeydew, zucchini, butternut squash or onions that are that huge. So now I have to figure out what kind of things I should make with them. I made butternut squash fries today and they were quite tasty. And now I have enough potatoes and radishes to choke a horse! LOL. I might make potato soup or something 😀 Does anyone know what to do with radishes besides put them in salad? :blank:

There were also two different kinds of oranges in the box. Does anyone know the names of them?

2 different oranges

Peter and I think one might be a tangerine or something. I don’t know, we never really buy oranges, except those little cuties. We haven’t tasted them yet, so any ideas on what kinds they are??

I just hope that Peter and I eat all the produce before it all goes bad!

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4 Responses to “Good Food Box”

  • Hev
    January 21, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    Well, I know what to do with the zucchini if you like garlic. If you do then what we do is slice the zucchini very thin & then in a large frying pan melt enough butter to cover the bottom of the pan with lots & lots of garlic (actually to taste). Once the butter is melted add the zucchini & cook until tender. Stirring every now & then to make sure there is enough butter to prevent burning.

    As for the oranges, eat them. I have found that the only difference is that some are sweeter & some are tarter but all good.

  • Ashley
    January 22, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

    Looks yummy, I love oranges. I should really work on eating more vegetables because I have to say I don’t take in that many daily and I really should. That will be a goal to start doing.

  • Jason
    January 23, 2011 @ 6:21 pm

    That’s cool! Get’s you to use different fruits and vegetables. Brilliant. What I do with zucchini is slice it (not to thin but not to thick) and in a frying pan add some oil and then let them cook for a bit. Add some fresh ground pepper. Take some of your favorite pasta and buy some pesto sauce. Once the pasta has cooked – add the pesto and zucchini. Yum-o!

  • Cristina
    January 24, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

    For us we have Farm Fresh to You. Haven’t tried it yet, mainly because I’m afraid of the stuff going bad before I get to use it all, but I think I am gonna give it a try.

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