Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Auntie Em's

A friend told me about Auntie Em's over dinner on Sunday. It sounded too good to be true. Fresh, organic, local produce delivered to your door? Recipes provided with each delivery so you know how to turn that produce into something delicious? All for around $40 a week? I was amazed. How had I not heard about this before?

I checked out the website, and everything my friend told me was true. (Not that I thought she was lying, I just wanted to verify things for myself.) They will also deliver prepared meals, such as Organic Chicken Gumbo, Free Range Lamb Tagine and many others, including plenty of vegetarian choices. How great is that?

So many people, when I tell them we get most of our food from the Farmer's market, say things like, "Oh, I'd love to get things from the Farmer's Market, I just don't have the time to go." Or, "I buy fruits and vegetables and then I don't know what to do with them." I have to admit, my husband does all the schlepping of produce from his biweekly trips to the Farmer's Market. My inner curmudgeon can't stand navigating through dozens of shrieking children and aimlessly wandering adults, all set to the tune of bad folk music, just to fetch a few items for dinner. (This description only refers to my experience with the Sunday Farmer's Market in Santa Monica.  I don't want to scare anyone away from the more "professional" Farmer's Markets that occur during the week.)

So, if you don't have the time, or the inclination, to deal with going to a Farmer's Market, you can still support local, organic, sustainable farmers through the great service that is Auntie Em's!

Click here for all the info: http://www.auntieemsdelivery.com/

1 comment:

  1. We love this service and the recipes are great. Really motivating us to cook using farm fresh produce from local providers. And hey, throw some cheese in there! Eric + Christian