Saturday, August 29, 2009

Produce Co-Op Part 4

This is what we got for our 4th Participation:
  • 1 head leaf lettuce
  • 2 bunches bananas (about 11)
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 7 Fuji apples
  • 1 lb carrots
  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 5 tomatoes
  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 8 nectarines
  • 2 baby bok choy
  • 2 lbs green grapes

We also purchased the Italian Pack for an extra $7.50:
  • 1/2 lb mushrooms
  • 1 eggplant
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 white onions
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1 bunch oregano
  • 1 bunch rosemary
And we tried the bread for the first time - 5 loaves of Ciabatta bread - YUM! I think it was $10.50 but I'm not for sure

Produce Co-op Parts 1, 2, & 3

Jake and I joined a produce co-op this summer. It has been grrrreat! At first it was in the city just through the canyon, but now they have started 3 sites in the valley.

Here's the low-down for anyone interested (you should really do it):
  • It is every other week.
  • It costs $18 dollars the first week & $15 from then after.
  • There is no commitment to buy every week.
  • You have to buy your basket online between Tues. morning and Wed. night.
  • The produce is fresh and good quality.
  • You get a laundry basket full of produce!!
  • You do not know what is going to be in the basket, but it is usually equal parts veggies and fruit.
  • There are "extras" you can buy for a little more money- cases of produce for canning, loaves of bread (artisan), and specialty packs (Italian, Mexican, Tropical Fruit).
  • For those of you not in the valley I live in, they have stops through out the state. And if you don't live in my state, look for a produce co-op in your area - they are great.

1st Participation

I didn't think to take a picture or price things out this week, but this is what we got:

  • 1 zucchini
  • Green beans
  • grapes
  • 6 bananas
  • 6 plums
  • Bing cherries
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 head celery
  • 2 head leaf lettuce
  • 1 sm bag snow peas
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 6 apples

We also purchased the Mexican pack this week:

  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 4 poblano peppers
  • 4 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 dozen corn tortillas
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 6 limes
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 bag dried large red chilies

2nd Participation

This is a picture of our second participation. We went right to Smiths and Maceys that day and priced out what it would have cost if we had bought it there. Smiths = $36.77, Maceys $39.84

Click on graph to see it better

  • 5 lbs potatoes
  • 1 lb carrots
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 8 bananas
  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 3 lbs rainier cherries
  • 4 onions
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 6 nectarines
  • 14 plums
  • 6 apricots
3rd participation

I had a picture of this week, but it was still on my camera when it got stolen in Park City, but here is a list of everything included:

  • 9 bananas
  • 6 peaches
  • 6 apples
  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2 acorn squash
  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 head cabbage
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 head celery
  • 2 lbs grapes

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Park City

We just got back from Park City and had a great time. It was really nice to get away for a week. My parents have a time share down there so we met them at the beginning of the week and then Tyler and his family met us for the weekend. Jake and Helen loved going down the Alpine slide. Helen also enjoyed the other kiddo rides, and cried when they stopped and she had to get off. I didn't go on any rides due to being near the end of my pregnancy, although I did go on the Merry-go-round once with Helen. My favorite part of the vacation was just being with my family, especially my parents. I also enjoyed wandering around the farmer's market.

The funniest moments of the trip came from Helen. On Wednesday we drove to Mirror Lake. None of us brought warm clothes or jackets. We were eating lunch on a picnic table on the banks of the lake, and we were all freezing in the wind and talking about how cold we were. Helen piped up and said, "Let's get out of here." Hahahaha.

Then last night Jake and I were entertaining Helen and her nephews. We didn't have any little kids' books there so we were resorting to looking through one of my dad's farming magazines with them. Anytime we found a picture of something they would recognize they would identify it and then sing a song about it. We sang about all kinds of stuff. But we couldn't think of a song about cows. Jake started making up an impromptu song about my dad's dexters. One nephew chuckled a little bit. I was laughing because Jake makes up songs all the time. My mom just kept looking at him weird. But the best was when Helen looked at Jake and then said, "STOP! Stop. stop." Then she did this curled up bashful reaction that she gets when she is embarressed.

Anyhow we had a great time. Thanks Mom & Dad for having us. We love you. On the way home Jake and I were talking about what/when our next trip/vacation would be. There was no conclusive answer. With Jake starting school on Monday and baby sister coming, I think it will be Thanksgiving.

p.s. I'd love to share photos of the week, but my camera is in the bag that went missing between the condo and the car. I think someone swiped it. I don't know how. It must have happened as I pulled the cart instead of pushing it for a moment. Hope they enjoy toddler clothes & tennis shoes, cool sun hats, sunscreen, half-used infant medications, family card games, my camera, and a baby gift, and the brand new nursing bras I bought at the outlets. I am still holding out hope that it fell off and someone will turn it in to the front desk. Please, oh, please.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Blog Updates

So I thought my blog needed some time and tender loving care even if I don't have pictures to blog about my life with. So I have updated half of my posts by adding labels....a project started a long time ago and one that still needs a lot of time. I also updated a few things...still working on that too.

Broken Promises

So, I really meant to post some this last week. Seeing how we had another wedding in the family and I had a lot more going on with this one, I really don't know why I thought I would have time to blog. I have tons of pictures on my camera of fun and great things we have been doing all summer. Well, acctually, they aren't on my camera, they are on on the super hard drive that we call the "family drive" - it's where we keep the family photos and home videos and some other "stuff" (It's all about the stuff, right?). But, after the wedding was over, and Jake was dropped of to fulfill GI duties for 2 weeks, I packed up Ladybug's and my lives and we headed north for a week - family drive not included. So while I have tons of R&R time I could be blogging, and tons of things I could be blogging about, without the pictures I just don't have excitement - plus the posts would be a lot better with pictures in tow.

But I promise there are blogs to come - it will be just one HUGE summer recap. Jake and I have 2 1/2 more weeks of summer - which are all planned out (Jake's is mostly planned out by the Uncle Sam's armed forces, poor guy). Let's enjoy those 2 1/2 weeks!

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