The other day I was at our graphic designers when someone showed up with a bag of what appeared to be produce. Of course, my curiosity got the better of me and I asked her what they were delivering. Yes, it was a personal question, but it’s a small town and I guess we tend to get involved with each others business.
She explained that the local farmers in and around Eureka Springs, AR will deliver a bag of seasonal goodies once a week from their gardens during May through September for only $15. They had delivered to her a bag of field greens, a bag of spinach, loaf of bread, a dozen eggs, a jar of jam and a bunch of green onions. Wow, fresh right off the farm and delivered to your door. Reminded me of the milkman who delivered milk to our house when we were growing up (ok, yes, I’m that old).
We thought this would be something great for our inn (5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast) and what we didn’t use at the inn we would use for our own personal cooking. This week we received a bag of field greens, loaf of bread, carton of strawberries, bunch of mint, a dozen eggs and some broccoli (which we had tonight…fresh is so much better than store bought). They also included some menus and tomorrow we’re going to try Mustard Dill Carrots.
Go to a farmers market near you and check if some of them have a similar program. You get some great food and you help out the local farmers.