I know I haven’t posted one of my goodie boxes lately. Not that we haven’t been getting them, I have. I just haven’t had a chance to get pictures before it all gets put away.
This would probably be a good time to introduce my local CSA to those who haven’t seen my original post from eons ago. Every week I get a beautiful box of fresh, local and seasonal food from a little company called Acme Farms & Kitchen. They work with local farmers and businesses to provide things like fruits, vegetables, produce, eggs, milk, cheese, fresh pasta and sauces, breads, meats, seafood and so much more. They started out small, serving a hundred or so customers. When I originally started with them they had a special program that would deliver the boxes to your workplace. You had a choice between a small or large “locavore” box, with either surf or turf, and even a gluten free box. You chose how often you wanted delivery and the “season” lasted about 22 weeks or so. You could also order some of your favorite items individually to add to your weekly box. With each box they also supplied 3 or 4 recipes that were specific to whatever was in your box that week. I found it a great tool for those veggies that I’ve never really used before or were unfamiliar with, like kale, swiss chard, etc. You only had to supply a few pantry items, usually staples that you already have.
Now they have grown so much they service several counties and boxes are available year round. Over time they have changed some of their suppliers but you can guarantee it’ll be the best they can find. They recently added a Chef prepared box. There are three dinners, already prepared, all you need to do is reheat and some minimal cooking and a fresh meal is on the table. Although many things have changed over the past few years they still offer the large and small locavore boxes. I get a small box every week which feeds 3-4 people for a reasonable price.
So here is today’s box from Acme Farms and Kitchen.
The recipes that were suggested are:
Radiatore with Pesto
Pork Kabobs with Peach Salsa and Green Beans
Flatbreads with Peppers, Onions & Fromage Blanc
Hmmm, where to start? Decisions, decisions.