I am very excited to tell you all about a wonderful initiative my family recently discovered. About a month ago we received a flyer in the mail for something called Mama Earth Organics. What the organization does is source organic produce directly from local farms. They deliver the fresh produce (along with other organics items, such as baked goods, eggs, milk, etc.) directly to your home every week. We are currently only in our second week of delivery, but so far I’ve been very impressed! The customer service and communication has been excellent.
Although the baskets may seem a little pricey (we ordered the smallest size and it is $25/week), it is nice to know that all of the produce is fresh, organic, and local when possible. It feels great knowing that we are contributing to a socially and environmentally responsible organization that does all it can to benefit the community and the people within it.
Week 1 Basket: 4 Valencia oranges, 1.5 lbs bananas, 2 campari tomatoes, Boston lettuce , 1lb asparagus, and 0.5 lbs fiddleheads
Week 2 Basket: 4 Gala apples, 4 Valencia oranges, 1 Ataulfo mango, 1 pint grape tomatoes, Boston lettuce, 1/3 lb loose spinach, and 0.5 lbs fiddleheads (shown below)
I had never even heard of fiddleheads before receiving this basket. After doing a bit of research I was able to figure out the proper way to cook them. They look rather strange, but the taste isn’t so bad! I’m going to try experimenting with them a bit more so that I can hopefully share a recipe or two soon.
If you are interested in learning more about this Toronto-based initiative, I encourage you to visit their website! You can cancel delivery at any time, so you could always just try it out for a month to see if you like it.
– Be Well! xo