Our best farm box yet from Farm Table could not have come at a better time.
Here we are, quarantined and contagious with strep throat, when into our doldrums drops a box of blueberries (Eloise’s favorite), corn (Isaac’s favorite), tomatoes (my favorite), peaches (everyone’s favorite), plus zucchini, potatoes, crisp lettuce, onions, carrots, and maybe some stuff I forgot. Like drinkable yogurt from a local creamery.
Isaac has previously shown cursory interest in the box, but they often arrive shortly before or during naptime so I just deal with the contents as fast as I can. Which I think was a mistake, because this three year old today was delighted as he took out the carrots, held up each ear of corn, washed the tomatoes and potatoes for me, and generally played with our food.
“Look! It’s like trees!” he shook the lettuce. Last time our box had broccoli he disappeared with it. I later found it set up like foliage around his train tracks.
We’ve gotten farm boxes delivered on Thursdays for about a year now. There was a break in the winter, and I skip weeks sometimes when Chris is gone. I admit I got a liiiiiiiiittle tired of radishes, kale and sweet potatoes in March and April. Sometimes I can’t force myself to eat aaaaaaaall the greens before they go bad when it’s cold outside. But these summertime boxes are the best, and it’s all “dirt to doorstep in 48 hours,” or whatever. Nice!
I’m renewing my membership for the next year, and I’m especially interested to try their new Meal Box, which comes with the main ingredients to make three dinners for four people. I also really like the breakfast boxes that come with variably-sized brown eggs and omelette fixings. One of my favorite boxes was the week we participated in a lamb study with a nearby university. They delivered FREE ground lamb, and in exchange I agreed to make a recipe (lettuce wraps with a yogurt sauce and crispy onions—so yum!) and fill out a survey (you can just guess whether I’m good at filling out surveys).
Also, the cardboard boxes hold a lot of bubbles, outside toys and sidewalk chalk, and fit nicely under our front porch bench. RECOMMEND.