I have written about our Green Food Boxes before.. but here is the general overview again..
We have a community supported program for a once a month green food box, you need to buy a share for ten dollars, you can buy as many as you want.. I always get 2 at a time to make it more worth our time, and I tend to only use it in the winter months.
They then look at what is on sale at wholesale prices and buy lots of it with whatever funds were raised, and then split it be the number of folks that bought in.. It changes every single month but its always a mix of fruit and veggies only.
One of the things I like about the program is that if you miss picking it up, your food goes to the food bank and if you buy two bags and only take one, you can give your other to the food bank, always a nice thing to be able to do.
I am so thankful that I included being able to get this in No Buy Feb, as I had already paid for it in Jan but picked up in Feb, it will make the next two weeks in the kitchen be so much easier.. but I am for sure going to need to crack out my root books, because I had two turnips to use up already and now I have six 🙂
So in each 10 dollar lot, we got..
- 2 large turnips
- one pound bag of carrots plus one carrot
- one pound bag of onions
- 1 celery bunch
- 1 English cucumber
- 2 x large grapefruit
- 6 kiwi fruit
- 2 oranges
- 2 apples
- 7 bananas
Times 2.. and boy am I glad to see some of those.. four large turnips, hmmm, going to need to find a few new ways to serve them.. Same with the grapefruit, not a favorite here but I will figure out a way to use it for sure.. on the other hand, half our supper tonight was just cucumber salad with a light creamy dressing.. and the rest was a veggie stirfry with a bit of leftover pork patties crumbled and tossed in..
Go Veggie.. Go Veggie!
If you are local to me.. a bit more info on the programs for you
The Green Food Box is a nonprofit, community-based program in Cornwall, North Stormont, Rockland, Bourget, Hawkesbury, Glengarry, Casselman, and North and South Dundas that brings neighbours together to buy a variety of delicious and nutritious fresh fruit and vegetables at wholesale prices.