Thursday, December 23, 2010

Organic produce at my door

my mom's organic carrotsImage by hotdiggitydogs via Flickr

I bought a small box of organic produce from Suburban Organics and it was delivered to my door about 10 days ago. I took advantage of a Groupon, paying $19 for produce that normally sells for $39.

So far, I've enjoyed all the organic fruits and veggies I've tried. But I do live a couple of miles from the Whole Foods Market in Paramus, where I have total control over the organic produce I buy.

With Suburban Organics, you get a "menu" of what will be in your box when it is delivered the following week, and you can make up to five substitutions. If you're a repeat customer, you can set your preferences for what you like and don't like.

I used a head of organic spinach in a frittata and an omelet. Red-leaf lettuce made a fine salad. I baked a large butternut squash, cut into four sections, and sprinkled it with cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg, but it took more than two hours. My wife used organic Roma tomatoes in her cooking.

A variety of organic pears and apples were terrific eaten with sheep's milk cheese from a farm. We also got five organic bananas, button mushrooms and Satsuma tangerines, which were delightfully sweet and tart at the same time. I still have most of the mushrooms and a bag of cut and peeled small carrots.

Here is the link to Suburban Organics:

We deliver organic produce

Here is the link to Groupon:

North Jersey discounts

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  1. I seem to be just outside their delivery area. Too bad, it seems like a good service. Up by me in Sussex County there are farm co-ops who do the whole "season subscription" thing, but - as good a value as it ends up being - is still more than I can scrape up in one lump some at the beginning of the year. I like Suburban Organic's no-commitment plan. Maybe I'll tell my sister in Wayne about it. Would be nice to know where they get their organic produce from in the off-season, though. Couldn't find that info on their page, only that they use the best sources they can.

    Great post. Thanks for the info!

  2. I thought I saw something on Suburban Organics site about farmers, but maybe it's only general information of the variety you cited.

    The "small box" was enough for two adults and a 13-year-old, but I ate most of it.


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