Basket Breakdown – 5/5/2012

6 May

Oh, late truck again!  Not as late this week, but enough that I still spent most of my morning on site.  But, again, we had a great group of volunteers to help move things along.  That’s what makes this so worthwhile for me, it’s not just the produce at great prices, it’s the people I work with and meet each Saturday.

So, this week, I bought the conventional basket for $15, and shared 1/3 of a case of lemons, $7 for my share (the whole 38 lb case was $21).

I apologize that the picture quality isn’t the greatest!  On the upper left, you can see my share of the lemons, it was a box of 75 and I got 25 for my share.  The rest is the conventional basket, mangoes, Granny Smith apples, artichokes, beets, Romaine lettuce, jicamas, tomatoes, pineapple, oranges, bananas, strawberries, and red potatoes.

The lemons I plan on juicing, then blend some strawberries to make Strawberry Lemonade.  I need to work on a plan for the jicama, artichokes and beets, and when I do, I’ll post the recipes.  The mangoes, pineapple, and oranges will make juice or smoothies.  The red potatoes, I will most likely use to make Crash Hot Potatoes to go as a side this week, possibly with some Lemon Herb Chicken, since I have a lot of lemons.


Note: The type and amount of food may vary from another basket because of geographic location and because of variances in how the ends of produce cases are distributed after everything has been distributed evenly.  I also volunteered this week and got 1 extra item for volunteering.

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