Back to Produce Straight from the Farm-Thanks FullCircle.com!
I recently started receiving a box of amazing groceries from FullCircle.com. They are one of those delivery services that drop fresh produce and artisanal groceries right to your doorstep. I had tried another similar service in the past, but being squeamish, was turned-off by the friendly visitors in each box…you know, the kind that slither or inch-along. I know, I know…bugs are a good sign, it means no pesticides were used. But besides that, there is only so much kale a body can take. Kris from FullCircle.com actually found my blog and offered to send me a few boxes to try out. (I’ve also reposted this on my other blog guavanotes.com.) I have to say, I’m back to waiting anxiously for each box to arrive. The produce I received was just phenomenal. Some of my favorite items in the box were the Elegant Lady Peaches. They seriously made me mad that I had ever settled for the mealy tasteless store-bought variety. It was sheer fruit nirvana to bite into one. Those peaches were fruit perfection. I kid you not…I’m sitting here taking the time to blog about one single fruit variety–I wouldn’t do that unless it was truly amazing (and I’m a food blogger).
- GuavaNotes Full Circle
For a brunch, I simple heated us some olive oil, added garlic, and some chopped red chard (also from the box)…and then added a splash of veggie broth. The guest I happened to have over proclaimed how she never cooked and was scared to try new things. She must have eaten half the dish. I’m seriously hoping to see some red-chard again, because I did not get my fill.
My kids also enjoyed the carrots and celery. Those were munched on right out of the box (well, after a quick wash–even though everything looked impeccable). And my husband cut up a mellon that was devoured before I even had a taste. As I write this post, I’m thinking I’ll have to hide the next box.
- GuavaNotes Full Circle
Another cool part about the delivery is the artisanal produce. I ordered curry (of course, so predictable) tofu from HODO Soy. That I was guilty of eating pretty much on my own, again, right out of the container. And then there was the Buckwheat honey from Gipson’s Golden--if you don’t eat honey because it tastes too sweet…you have to try this honey. It’ll change your life. And it truly may, since it is supposed to be highly effective against allergies.
So while I’m lucky the FullCircle.com folks found me, I sure hope you give them a try. You can chose different size boxes, add artisanal groceries, and the prices rival what you’d pay in your local stores. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this awesome new service starting up in many cities/towns. What has your experience been?