I was thinking this morning about gardening. I can see some of my lawn now that the snow is melting away and this time of year always gets me antsy for planting time.
Next I remembered when I lived in Peterborough and there was a program where you paid an amount of money (very reasonable!) and got fresh local fruits and veggies delivered to you. I cannot remember if it was weekly all of the time, but it definitely was during the summer in peak fruit and veggie time!
Does Ottawa have this program too? I wondered. So I took a look and it appears that they do!
A box is delivered once a month on the third Wednesday of the month. There are various sizes of boxes too. As I read through the FAQ, it looks like the boxes are not always “local” per say, as we all know there’s not too much going on in the growing department during an Ottawa winter, but the boxes are filled with the “staples” like potatoes, bananas, etc. The Local growing season boxes are available during the summer.
I like these kind of things. I know that when I go to the grocery store I have a hard time picking out which fruits and vegetables I want to eat that week, what I will make out of them, you all know how it is I am sure. Something that I like about these Good Food Boxes is that you don’t have to choose, you must use what you are sent! It gives you an opportunity to create new meals with things that you have in the house.
If you are interested in the Good Food Box program, check it out here.
Are there other programs like this that you know about or would like to share? Let me know in the comments!!