Saturday, April 26, 2008

Farm to Work

Also known as "why we're eating healthier around here".

The health department at my work started something new. It is called "Farm to Work". Basically a local farmer brings a bunch of produce to the office one time a week. You get 20 lbs for $25. You don't get a choice in what you get. And you can't order less than 20 lbs (though you can go halvsies with coworkers if so desired).

This last week we were given (and everyone gets the same exact thing): Romaine Lettuce, Cabbage, Cauliflower, 3 Beets, 2 pickling cucumbers, 5 crookneck squash, 1 zucchini, 4 mutantly large green onions, kale, 5 tomatoes, 5 new potatoes, and 3 tiny florets of broccoli. I gave 2 of my tomatoes to one of my coworkers because we don't eat tomatoes much around here. Of these, I have never had Cabbage, Cauliflower, fresh beets, crookneck squash, and kale.

Now then, this is probably the amount of vegetables we're supposed to eat over a 1-2 week period. For us, this is about what we eat in an entire year (what can I say, we do MUCH better with fruits).

So tonight for dinner we had:
Zatarain's Spanish rice with the 3 tomatoes instead of the required can of diced tomatoes, and diced green onion. Sauteed crookneck squash and zucchini with some minced onion (with sea salt and fresh ground pepper as well). and for desert we had vanilla yogurt with fresh strawberries and blackberries. I was still hungry so I had the last grapefruit as well.

I think for breakfast we're having omelettes. Omelettes in which I will put a large amount of green onion in mine.

And I think I need to figure out how to make Borscht.

1 comment:

Dani said...

what a cool idea. I wonder if we could get something like going at my work.