We are now in week 5 of our weekly CSA deliveries from local company OOOOBY. All three of us look forward to OOOOBY Tuesdays and the cute name probably doesn’t hurt.
This week included lemons and potatoes which are on our “do not want” list so we didn’t receive them. We don’t want potatoes and lemons not because we don’t like them, but because we do. Rather than praying for potatoes each week, we buy them in bulk so that there is always a sack to be used. Our lemon tree is giving us delicious, juicy lemons this winter so no need to have those delivered either.
This week our CSA box included:
- 8 Mushrooms (Conventional Sprays)
- 1 giant bunch of Spinach (Self Certified Organic)
- 6 Carrots (Conventional Sprays)
- 1/2 a head of Cauliflower (Conventional Sprays)
- 1 Broccoli
- 7 Newstead Gold Apples (Conventional Sprays)
- 11 Gold Kiwifruit (Certified Organic)
- 6 Winter Nelis Pears (Certified Organic)
- 6 Mandarins
The most interesting thing in the box:
Mushrooms. Not that they are strange, but because this is the first time we’ve seen mushrooms in our CSA box. Also received a bonus 6 mandarins and a broccoli. Sweet!
This week we added on a loaf of ciabatta from Wild Wheat.
Two recipes were included in the OOOOBY Box this week.
- Mushroom and Spinach Salad
- Roasted Cauliflower Soup
CSA Link Party
I am part of a CSA box link party. A link party is a weekly or monthly round up of relevant blog links in one handy place. Anyone can submit their posts and if you are interested in CSA and what see what other people around the world are getting each week in their boxes, have a look at the What’s In The Box over at the blog In Her Chucks.
About CSA and OOOOBY
For those new to the concept, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. This concept allows onsumers buy subscriptions or shares for a set amount of time in return for a weekly box of locally grown produce. Produce can come from from local farms, micro-growers, yours and your neighbour’s backyards, community gardens and organic farms. You join either as a consumer or a grower or both. Some growers swap produce for shares and others deliver or pack so it can be a engaging, social way of sharing food.
CSA is relatively new here in New Zealand and there are only a handful of companies/groups offering it. Price was always going to be a factor for me and the cute name and good looking design of OOOOBY really appeals to me.
I am not affiliated with OOOOBY and we pay for our box and add-ons with our own hard earned money. This is a review, not an ad, but if you would like to join OOOOBY, contact me about their their refer-a-friend scheme. It takes supporters for these kinds of ideas to flourish and they have a ways to go yet. Find out more about the concept at their website www.ooooby.org.
Read my other posts about CSA here.
Check back tomorrow for the week’s meal plan.