Veggie Box Challenge

As much as possible I try and eat vegetables that are in season and therefore haven’t travelled huge distances to the shops. I also like to support local farmers and so used to do as much of my veggie shopping as possible at farmers markets. I started finding it difficult to be able to get to them consistently enough to keep me going so late last year I started ordering a fortnightly delivery of organic veggies, dropped right at my door.

I get mine through Victoria Organic Delivery but there are a whole host to choose from. I like knowing that they are coming from local farmers, and that they were all freshly picked. One of my favourite parts is that I never know what I’m going to get, and as much as possible I try not to buy any other vegetables, so it forces me to be more adventurous with what I cook and to use vegetables that I otherwise wouldn’t choose for myself.

This fortnight’s box was full of some of my favourite veggies including corn, carrots, spinach, pumpkin, potatoes, zucchini and celery. I’m looking forward to seeing what I can make with it all!

The first meal I made was focused on using up a backlog of onions I’d somehow ended up with, so I made an onion tart (two actually!) and a dukkah roasted pumpkin salad with spinach, bocconcini and walnuts. Roast pumpkin salad is one of my absolute favourites, and it’s so easy to throw together.

What’s your go-to salad combination?

4 Comments on Veggie Box Challenge

  1. Katherine @ Green Thickies
    February 6, 2013 at 1:02 am (4 years ago)

    This is very inspiring. I used to get an organic vegetable box in summer but I ran out of things to do with all the carrots and onions I would get. I guess I just needed to get more creative. I would love it if you would share this with my blog hop, Healthy Vegan Fridays: http://www.greenthickies.com/healthy-vegan-fridays

    Have a great day!

    Katherine 🙂

    Reply
    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      February 6, 2013 at 8:05 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks for your lovely comment! Luckily for me there’s no such thing as too many carrots, but I agree sometimes it’s hard to get creative with onions!
      I would have loved to join your bloghop but the salad recipe isn’t vegan as it has bocconcini in it. Next time though!
      Have a lovely day!

      Reply
  2. Lisa @ Greek Vegetarian
    February 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm (4 years ago)

    This is fantastic, I LOVE it. I live in an inner-city suburb where farmer’s markets are at least an hour’s drive away. And it’s always special getting something home delivered isn’t it? I will definitely have to look into this!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      February 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm (4 years ago)

      I highly recommend it! It saves so much time, and you’re right, getting something home delivered is so nice! Lots of them do both fruit & veggies so you can mix and match to suit your needs. Hope you can find something you like!

      Reply

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