Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What's this? What's this!

I've been reading and hearing a lot lately about services that deliver organic and locally grown produce to your house, and I thought it was definitely something I'd like to try. After doing a little research, I found spud!.

On their site you can rate every imaginable fruit and veg according to how much you like it (including a "Never send this to me" option), then you decide how much you want to spend on your produce box (I think it's $15-$35), and they put a box together based on your preferences and what's available and in season.

I love the idea of not having 100% control over what we get. I think there is the option to choose everything yourself, but where's the fun in that? I'm a rut kinda girl. I tend to buy the same things in the produce section every time I shop, so this will force me to be a little more adventurous and creative.

Mark and I rated the produce together to make sure we would be getting things we both liked. There were very few things we said "never" to. Neither of us like beets, and what the hell do you do with rutabagas?

Anyway, once you put in your order, they send you a list of what you'll be getting, which is cool because you can start planning what to do with it. We said we wanted to spend $25. Our box came today, and this is what we got...

  • 4 Fuji apples
  • 4 bananas
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 pound of kiwis
  • 4 oranges
  • 4 pears
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 pound bag of small golden potatoes
  • 4 zucchini

I'm so excited. I did a happy dance when the box arrived. And, they have the cutest purple delivery trucks. I'm thinking I'll make soup with some of the potatoes and the kale and some sausage. And I think we'll definitely be ordering from them again. Gotta go make room in the fridge!


  1. Hi Ashley,

    That's a pretty neat service! I like surprises as well.

    Saw your intro on Blogher and thought i'd stop by and say hi back :)

  2. That's RAD! I'm totally going to do that