About 3 years ago I subscribed to a veggie home delivery program called Front Porch Pickings. Every two weeks a box of vegetables grown within Florida is delivered directly to my doorstep for only $26 a delivery. I love vegetables and am not picky at all. Even my husband enjoys the veggie creations I come up with. My goal every two weeks is to use everything in the box even if I have no idea what it is. I have grown to love turnips and kohlrabi, vegetables I never would have purchased on my own at the supermarket. I even became hooked on my eggplant parmesan recipe because I had no idea what to do with the gorgeous eggplants I got in my delivery box.
What I really love is they send you what you will be receiving the Sunday before they deliver so you can make changes and take out items you don’t like. For instance sometimes there an abundance of salad bunches in the box and my husband usually purchases tons of spinach for our salads so I may substitute for more of one thing or add on something different that may be available. In addition to vegetables you can add in local coffee, bread, soaps, and more.
Because everything is from Florida the vegetables usually arrive ripe and full of nutrients. Another nice thing is if I run out of something that is especially delicious I know it is going to be available at the local farmers market or grocery store so I can go and get more. I feel like I am on top of whatever is in season based on what is in my box. Here are a few of my finds from my local deliveries:
Oyster Mushrooms, sweet potatoes, green beans, eggplant, peaches, tomatoes, muscadine grapes and sweet potato greens.
Here are a few of the meals and sides I have made with items from my Front Porch Picking bin:
Do you subscribe to a local veggie delivery service ? What is your favorite vegetable?