I’ve been a long time fan of Fresh Direct. Great quality organic vegetables and fruits, better than the majority of our local supermarkets. Plus they are delivered directly to your door, so you definitely can’t beat that.
We’ve been changing our food habits to eat healthier and trying to eat organic and/or local when we can, but time is not always on our side to get to the local farm each week. My kids love to eat fruit, so I try to always have some healthier options for them on hand to avoid their beeline for the cookie stash.
A friend of mine who lives in Pennsylvania is part of a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) group and is always telling me about the great organic vegetables and other products (milk, cheese, eggs) they get each week. Most of the time they have no idea what to do with it, but they love spending time finding new recipes that are inclusive of their great new and fresh local ingredients.
I’ve looked locally for some CSAs on Long Island, but the ones I’ve found have been either closed out well before the season, don’t allow half shares (I’m not sure we could consume a full share) or require you to haul out east to work in their fields as part of your agreement for your share. Not that it wouldn’t be great, but right now we just don’t have the time to participate to that extent. I was buying from Farmigo for awhile, but someone called the authorities on our local rep to say she was operating a business out of her home (bah, humbug to you too, grouchy neighbor!).
Get CSA Boxes Full of Organic Vegetables
A few weeks back, I found a notice in my e-mail that Fresh Direct is now offering the option to purchase a local CSA box directly from them.
With our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, you can try a rotating assortment of the freshest, tastiest produce of the season each week — it’s picked by the farmers from the current harvest and packed straight on the farm. Unlike other CSA programs, there are no strings attached — you can order a box whenever you like! (source: Fresh Direct)