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Food Connect: Box 4 
16th-Sep-2010 11:24 pm

In this week's Food Connect mini box:

  • Avocado x1
  • Califlower x1
  • Carrots x1
  • Leeks x2 stalks
  • Lettuce x1
  • Ming bean sprouts x1 box
  • Potatoes x3
  • Radish x2
  • Sweet Potatoes x2
  • Tomatoes x4
  • Apples x2
  • Bananas x3
  • Mandarins x1
  • Oranges x1
  • Strawberries x8

Not entirely sure how to use mung bean sprouts, I made a quick salad and tossed some in. They are amazingly crunchy! I could definitely get used to having them around more often at our dinner table.

This is unfortunately the last week we have with Food Connect. We could easily become long-term subscribers and I can understand how subscribers become fervent supporters of this enterprise. It is not often a supplier makes the tangible effort to connect with its customers on more than the product level and this is possibly one of the most enjoyable purchase I've had. I have no doubt we'll be back soon to try out the other products Food Connect have to offer.

However, this is a challenge and I do have another contender to evaluate: Farm Fresh Central

Do you have a fruit and vegetable box supplier to recommend?
19th-Sep-2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
you certainly got me interested in the vegie boxes idea. I'm not much of a vegie eater, nor do I have much imagination when it comes to cooking them. This might be a good thing to try and get in the act :) thanks so much for the informative reviews and pictures of what you get.
20th-Sep-2010 11:34 am (UTC)
Definitely give it a go. If anything, you'd be supporting local businesses and farmers, in exchange for fresher and potentially healthier produce at their seasonal peak with a smaller carbon footprint.

If you do decide to try out a veg box supplier, share your experience, cuz I'd love to see what other boxes might contain.
19th-Sep-2010 03:35 pm (UTC)

Mung beans - yum! I tend to polish them off before they can get into a salad, but I have found mixing them in with a bit of cream cheese, grated chedder cheese, finely grated onion and fresh ginger to make a coleslaw is just lovely.
20th-Sep-2010 11:39 am (UTC)
Where's the cabbage in your coleslaw? XD
20th-Sep-2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
Hehe, that too! I tend not to add too much cabbage as my other half has IBS and cabbage triggers it. I, on the other hand, can eat cabbage in handfuls....
19th-Sep-2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
Delicious while it lasted!
20th-Sep-2010 11:40 am (UTC)
Most definitely and I love the sense of community Food Connect have nurtured. They've set the benchmark high. (^__^)
20th-Sep-2010 02:02 am (UTC)
i like the look of farm fresh central. just for the fact that i can pick and choose the types of veges/fruit/meat we want. might give it a try actually. can't wait to read your post about it.

20th-Sep-2010 11:46 am (UTC)
They do have more flexibility and I'm already drafting an entry about the ordering experience. For the sake of continuity, I've organised for Thursday deliveries, so we won't end up starving from an empty fridge. Stay tuned! :p
22nd-Sep-2010 05:32 am (UTC)
can't wait to read your post. we ordered $30 worth of fruit to trial it out and it's currently sitting in the gf's office. she's said the avos were gignormous and she sounds quite pleased with what we got. Can't wait to try them out!
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