After much anticipation, our first basket of veggies arrived; Matt vocalized his disappointment quite quickly as it did not contain nearly as much food as expected. After reminding ourselves that the season is still early, we commenced our inventory:
- 1 giant leek
- 1 orange pepper
- 1 head of red lettuce
- 1 sweet potato
- 4 yellow potatoes
- 1 onion
- 8 white mushrooms (approximately)
- mixed baby greens
- pea shoots
- 10 mixed carrots (approximately)
- collard greens
Not only was it not (in our opinion) enough food to justify $50, it was all pretty “normal” veggies. Our most intriguing item was the bag of carrots which included a purple carrot and a yellowish-white one.
After a while moaning about the money spent (we determined that if bought at the grocery store, it would have amounted to half the money), we decided that a taste test was in order.
We broke into a regular old orange carrot and gave it a try. Matt instantly proclaimed it to be just like from his grandmother’s garden. High praise, indeed. The best part? The skin didn’t taste bitter. With renewed hope, we began our meal planning for the week.