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September 6th, 2007
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Boston Organics, Week 1
So, I signed up for Boston Organics, as I'm now in a place they will deliver to. I got the small box, 2/3 vegetable and 1/3 fruit, with the addition of a dozen eggs every other week. Here's what I got (from their list, with annotations; asterisks indicate locally grown food):
  • 1.5 lbs Bananas (4 small-to-medium green bananas. I'll likely let them ripen and then make banana bread with them.)
  • 1 Grapefruit
  • 1 lbs Paula Red Apples* (4 small apples. Not the prettiest.)
  • 1 lbs Pears (2 medium pears.)
  • 1 Acorn Squash*
  • 1 bunch Basil* (Nice-sized bunch! Can you say "pesto"?)
  • 1 bunch Broccoli
  • 1 4oz Broccoli Sprouts* (Never heard of these. They're basically like bean sprouts.)
  • 1 Red Bell Peppers*
  • 1 Romaine Lettuce*
  • 1 Salad Tomatoes* (Not sure what makes a tomato a "salad" tomato. Big tomato; weighs as much as the two pears, I think.)
  • 2 ears of Sweet Corn*
  • 1 dozen eggs
So, dinner tonight is likely to be salad, plus maybe some eggs, as I have some others that I bought last week. I think I may also try to roast the squash and the red pepper and make a pasta dish with those to have for lunch and dinner tomorrow. And I'll likely take an apple and a pear with me to snack on at work tomorrow.

Also included in the box were two pieces of paper. One is from the sprouts company, with recipes for "sprolls" (swiss cheese rolled around guacamole and sprouts), easy beansprout stirfry, and sango radish sandwich, as well as nutritional information about sprouts. The other is a weekly newsletter (Volume 7, Issue 36). It talks about what's in the boxes, where they're from (the non-local stuff this week is primarily from California and the Southwest), and some tips and recipes. This week's recipes are baked squash, stuffed peppers, and sesame noodle salad

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From:bitty
Date:September 6th, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)

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This week's recipes are baked squash, stuffed peppers, and sesame noodle salad

no period at the end.
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From:bitty
Date:September 6th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)

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sango
is this a typo or a weird fruit?
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From:queue
Date:September 6th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)

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It's a type of radish, apparently. They did their capitalization weird, so I just left it lowercase.
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From:bitty
Date:September 6th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)

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weeeeeeeeeeeeeird. last sango in paris!
it sounded like some weird fruit-radish salsa. your boston organics is tres cooler than our farm share.

okay, *shaw's* is tres cooler than our farm share.
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From:hrafn
Date:September 7th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC)

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The weeds growing in my alley are cooler than your farm share :)
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From:bitty
Date:September 7th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC)

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we've gotten another couple "we're not sure we'll have any food for you this week" messages this month, plus "we're bringing in the final harvest and will try to get three more weeks out before we close up" this week.

um, yay!
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From:hrafn
Date:September 7th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)

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Is it possible to ask for a refund?
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From:bitty
Date:September 7th, 2007 12:01 pm (UTC)

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Nope. Their website makes it quite clear that they believe in caveat emptor. If they have a bad year, well, that's our problem.
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From:magid
Date:September 7th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)

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I wonder how they expect to have repeat customers...
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From:bitty
Date:September 7th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)

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if they have a lot of newbies, people might not realize they're getting screwed. they might believe the parade of excuses the farmer has.
i certainly know better, but that's because i've done it before. and as for his excuses about the weather, i have magid and pheromone posting results to the contrary each week.

and it seems like several people in the building don't know how to cook, or don't cook much, so this is a fun challenge for them, again not realizing they're getting scrod.
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From:bubblebabble
Date:September 7th, 2007 10:46 am (UTC)
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who are you and what have you done with queue?
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