Saturday, June 18, 2011

Waiter, there's a fly in my salad

Carmel ValleyImage by JasonUnbound via Flickr
Earthbound Farm runs a market in California's Carmel Valley.

Earthbound Farm is a company that stands by its products -- as shown by the $10 Costco Wholesale cash card and a letter of apology I received in the mail today.

I go through a pound of Earthbound Farm Organic Spring Mix just about every week, and recently, I found a small, black fly in the dinner salad I made at home. At first, I thought it was a piece of cracked, black pepper.

I filled out the Earthbound Farm feedback form online, explaining my concern. Previously, I complained about premature rotting of the spring mix, and also received a $10 cash card for use at Costco.

At Costco, a pound of Earthbound Farm Organic Spring Mix costs $4.79.

Trader Joe's

We were looking for a suit for our son this afternoon at a store on Route 17 in Paramus, so we stopped at Trader Joe's just up the road.

We bought uncured, antibiotic-free bacon and hot dogs ($3.99 each), sliced yogurt cheese with jalapenos ($4.69) and Italian-style soy sausage ($3.49).

My son liked the organic, whole-wheat spaghetti I prepared with Fairway Market vodka sauce the other night, so I bought two more one-pound packages of the pasta ($1.39 each).

The fully cooked, baby back pork ribs with BBQ sauce were $9.99 for 24 ounces, but the meat is conventionally raised. Unfortunately, Trader Joe's stopped selling naturally raised pork ribs from the Niman Ranch.

Our last items were a large container of organic plain no-fat yogurt and a 26-ounce jar of organic vodka sauce ($2.99 each).
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  1. Waiter there's a fly in my salad. Are you sure that headline shouldn't have been "Chief, there's a gadfly in the mailbox"? or "Boss, it's that Sasson guy again"? How many time have you expounded the virtues of organic pesticide free salad and then when one of them leedle pests clings to a leaf while the salad is sent to Deer Park to be hosed down with spring water, you fire off a letter of complaint. Heck, I've probably consumed so many of those tiny black specks I'm surprised I haven't grown wings. Wouldn't that be cool, think of all the money you could save on gas. Maybe next time you complain EB Farms should send you a whole package of tiny flies to sprinkle on your salad.

  2. We give you wings.

    Isn't that the slogan of an airline?

  3. We've started harvesting red-leaf lettuce we planted about a month ago.

    We got the plants at H Mart, the Korean supermarket, so I won't be buying EB Organic Spring mix as often as in the past.


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