November 18, 2011 by Shannon
It was 7 am. I could hear Ella fussing in her crib, but I couldn’t bring myself to move. After all, I’d already been up twice that night. The dog clamored to be let out at 3:20 am and Ella had woken up crying just a couple of hours later. Besides that, I was still suffering the effects of the Cold From Hell. I nestled into my pillow for just a couple more minutes of sleep…
But then, I remembered! It was delivery day!
A couple of weeks ago, I found out that Full Circle, a farm-to-table organic delivery service, had chosen me to test their product. They were about to launch their delivery service in Boise, and asked that I blog, tweet or post about the experience in return. Organic food, delivered to my door? I was like, where do I sign up?
So. Back to that crummy morning. I flipped back the covers, switched off the humidifier at my bedside (thank goodness for those things – I would have been mouth-breathing all night if it weren’t for that gadget) and shuffled to the front door as fast as my groggy legs would take me. There it was. A large Full Circle box, placed right on my welcome mat like a present.
The only thing that would have made me more thrilled about this discovery is if the entire box were filled with chocolate instead of organic produce. Because, hey. I may be a vegetarian, and I like my veggies, but I LOVE me some chocolate. Still, waking up to a week’s worth of produce on your doorstep is a beautiful, beautiful thing. I’m telling you – no lugging the kids to the grocery store, no agonizing over which kinds produce to buy, how much it costs, and which items look the best. No transfer from cart, to checkout, to cart, to car, to kitchen. It’s just there. On the doorstep. Like magic.
As the kids ate their breakfast, I popped open the box. It was crammed full of organic goodness. Here’s what I got:
- 3 lbs. red potatoes
- 2 sweet dumpling squash
- 2 bunches of celery
- 6 gala apples
- 1.25 lbs. carrots
- 6 D’anjou pears
- 1.25 lbs. brussels sprouts
- 3 pomegranates
- 1.25 lbs. green beans
- 1 bunch green kale
- 1 bunch green leaf lettuce
So, yeah. Lots of good stuff in there. Now, if I can just decide what to make with all of it…