The Coop

I feel equal parts evangelist and broken record these days when it comes to our organic coop. I can’t stop talking about how great it is, which inevitably leads to discussions of price, pickup locations, delivery contents and recipe ideas (my answer to the latter: read my blog).

Today was pick-up day. My large Rubbermaid tote bin contained all of the items you see in this photo:

This stock should keep us going for the next two weeks:
  • 3 onions
  • 3 cucumbers
  • 3 lb potatoes
  • 2 lb yams
  • 2 lb apples
  • 2 lb oranges
  • 3 beets
  • 1 lb carrots
  • 2 heads lettuce
  • 1 bunch broccoli
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 bunch celery
  • 2 8 oz pints strawberries
  • 2.5 lb bananas
Really, we’ll be able to eat all of this in two weeks – though the potatoes and yams will be more challenging than the rest.

Tonight we finished our dinner with one of our favorites fruit-infused desserts: Chocolate Banana Milkshakes.

Chocolate Banana Milkshake

12 oz milk
2-3 bananas, chopped and frozen
Chocolate to taste

Combine in blender. Add more milk or bananas to get desired consistency. Makes 2 servings. (Note: A splash of rum is a tasty addition.)

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2 Comment

  1. Ed says: Reply

    no way that would last me 2 weeks! I guess that is a good thing though. I think in a week we go through about 2 lb of apples, 1-2 lbs of oranges and about a pound of bananas. That is JUST the fruit. Not to mention the veggies. However, our body image is beginning to show our change in diet.

  2. That’s the nice thing about our coop. You can buy extra shares for what you use most often.

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