Hello to all of our followers – Yes it is time for the food box guru to choose her items for the February food boxes. As I was preparing the orders and writing the newsletter I was thinking about what I have heard over the past 7 years as to what makes a good food box.
Here is what I have heard. Please let us know if this is what you also think. Our customers want and expect – Quality fruit and vegetables; A good, fair price that helps many of them stretch their limited food dollars; Good variety in every box; A mix of fruit and vegetables; Some items that have to be eaten within a day or two; some that will last a few days and then others that will last a couple of weeks or so; Ontario and Local grown is very important for many of our customers; not too many beets and rutabagas or parsnips; variety of different apples and pears; something new and interesting now and again to spark up their diet.
So that is indeed what we try to do with every single box we pack. We can accommodate all of these requests. The only issue we cannot accommodate is personal likes and dislikes. So as I choose and try to stay within the money we have collected I just pray it will meet most of your likes and dislikes. If not share that item you don’t like with a friend or leave at the food box drop site for another customer who will love it!!!
Here is what you can expect in your box on Februay 7th….let me know how I did. $8.00 bag has small portions of apples, Anjou pears, carrots, broccoli, cooking onions, oranges, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, grape tomatoes, green pepper, English cucumber, blueberries, lemon
$13 box has more broccoli, apples, Anjou pears, carrots, oranges,sweet potatoes,lemons plus grape tomatoes,cooking onions, celery, green pepper, blueberries and mushrooms
$17 box contains iceberg lettuce, more apples, more pears, more oranges, carrots, more cooking onions, broccoli, mushrooms, more sweet potatoes, cauliflower, rutabaga, green peppers, lemons, blueberries, grape tomatoes and celery
There are still many local and Ontario items such as the apples, pears, mushrooms, onions, carrots and rutabaga. We will soon have Ontario green house items for the box also. Read your newsletter – there is a great Orange Chicken Fajita Recipe in it on page 3. Happy munching – Foodbox Guru