Adventures in Farm Fresh Produce
Thursday, April 19, 2012
For the last few years, I have been a regular at the local farmers' market. I like my produce fresh, pesticide free, and local, and I just can't find that at the supermarket in my area. I prefer to go to the farmers' market every week, but sometimes that isn't possible. I have read about other Sparkers and their home delivered farm produce, so I thought it was time to check out something like that in my area. I am in northern California and pretty much surrounded by farm lands, so it wasn't a difficult task. I found Farm Fresh to You www.farmfreshtoyou.com/i
. I was kind of worried that they wouldn't be as careful as I am in picking out my produce, but, I have to admit, that they are even MORE careful. Also, they give me things that I never thought to purchase at the farmers' market. I pretty much stuck to my tried and true list, and I was happy with that. I have found that I was missing out.
This week I found a bunch of collard greens in my delivery. I think I have had collard greens once in my life, and I don't remember being impressed. Apparently, most recipes call for pork of some kind and a long cooking time. That left the greens I ate looking more gray than green. This week, I received a bunch in my farm fresh organic produce delivery, and I wasn't quite sure what to do with them. I did a search on Pinterest, and found a recipe for Quick Collards that required neither pork nor a long cooking time. nourishnetwork.com/2010/
It took all of 10 minutes to clean, trim, and cook, and the final result was a very bright green, delicious veggie side dish. It is similar to Swiss chard, I would say. Definitely a new favorite at my house.
As they say, live and learn!