How I love my little box of joy that gets dropped off on my front porch every Thursday. If you are local to Atlanta and don't subscribe to this service, you are missing out! Nature's Garden Delivered puts together a box of seasonal, organic and mostly local produce and delivers it to your front door at no extra charge. Unlike CSA boxes, Nature's Garden allows you to customize your box with exchanges. So if you don't like beets, you can swap them out for something you do like. But I love beets and the ones that arrived in today's box are roasting in the oven as I type this.
They e-mail on Saturday with the contents of the next box and a link for where to make any exchanges and additions. Then I can plan my menus around the box and pick up any additional produce I might need at the market. It's really helped cut down on the time spent at the supermarket, which is always a good thing.
The boxes come in four sizes, we get the $28 box which is perfect for two people. There is no extra delivery charge and I got $5 off my first box. Pictured above.
These two pics are my second box, though I've been subscribing for a month now. They have other add-ons like local non-homogenized, lightly pasteurized milk, local pastured eggs and locally, humanely raised pastured meats. I still patronize The Farm but it's nice to have additional resources. That pastured pork shoulder roast made the most delectable carnitas!
Right now Nature's Garden only operates in Georgia and Arizona, but hopefully they'll expand to more areas because it's a wonderful service and our days in Georgia are (thankfully) numbered.
Do you participate in any CSA or other farm share box service?