Friday, January 18, 2008

Fresh Picks for Winter

I received my first Fresh Picks Box today. I signed up at Irv & Shelly's Fresh Picks which is similar to a CSA. They work with several farms in the area (Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan) and you can always order fresh, organic, local vegetables, meat and cheese. I have a bi-weekly standing order for one of their Fresh Pick Boxes so twice a month I will get a surprise delivery of veggies.

I'm pretty excited. My first box contained Yukon Gold potatoes, rosemary, green cabbage, dried cranberries, red beets, yellow onions, plus kale, some type of lettuce and a jar of "Roasted Pasta Sauce" from the Tomato Mountain Farm in Brooklyn WI. I have only tried the dried cranberries so far and they are the most flavorful dried fruit I have ever tasted.

Meeta at What's For Lunch Honey has started a neat blogging event called Eat Fresh - Wonderful Winter. She has asked bloggers from around the world to take pictures of their Winter veggies so that we can see what is in season in various parts of the world. It should be very interesting!


Shannon said...

Hello Rachel,

In the last few months, you may remember receiving an email invitation to become a part of the Foodbuzz Featured Publisher Program. With all the recipe-writing and food photography to be completed, we know emails can easily get lost in the shuffle, so Foodbuzz would like to re-extend our offer of inviting you to be a part of our food blogger network. I would love to send you more details about the program, so if you are interested, please email me at


Shannon Eliot
Editorial Assistant,

Executive Sous Chef R. Alan said...

Wonderful site! I'm starving now!