Sunday, July 31, 2011

Order for Tuesday, August 2nd

Regular Share     $52 Full/ $28 Half

Avocado (local)



Red jumbo onions


Red Butter lettuce

Green Leaf lettuce


Red Potatoes

Red Peppers

Grape Tomatoes


Valencia Oranges – FL

Crimson Glow Pluots

Mamey  (local)



Fruit Share  $23





Additional extras that may be ordered ahead of time through your host:

FL Organic eggs from free range hens - $4.25 per dozen

Local, Raw Orange Blossom Honey - $24 half gallon, includes a $2 deposit on jar 

Local, Organic Bread  -Whole Grain German bread ($6), whole grain flax crackers ($5) and Chimmichirri ($7)  from Crackerman Crackers.   Sorry, no dips this week.

Organic Oils: Coconut from Tropical Traditions quart jar for $14, Olive oil from Turkey $14 (may need to order early)


Monday, July 18, 2011

Order for Tuesday, July 19

Welcome and thank you to our new host for Coral Gables, Lanny!  We look forward to continuing to serve your area.

Mahi fish dip is available this week, so let your host know or email the co-op (see right sidebar) and let us know your group.  We will be delivering local avocados and honey, fish dip, and any coconut oil requested to all locations. 

We heard some comments last time about shares that seemed to contain less.   We do apologize if you were actually missing an item (your host will give you something extra this time) but we are finding it increasingly difficult to provide the same amount of food for the same cost.  The price of a share has not increased in 2 1/2 years!  But gas prices continue to rise and costs in general are rising (notice the prices on grocery store shelves.)   If we keep the share price constant, there will be times when you may find one less item in your bag/box or smaller, less expensive items.  We do our utmost to purchase what is on special and get the most for your money, but if we keep the amount of food in the share constant, we will inevitably need to raise the price of a share.  Please give your host feedback on what you would like to see regarding smaller amounts or increased price.  We listen to you!!

Regular Share:
Vidalia Onion
Zucchini (some groups will get Cabbage)
Lettuce, 2 heads
Sweet Potato
Avocado (local)

Fruit Share:
(Roads fruit share: Peach, Pineapple, Strawberry)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Substitutions and Price change

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a safe and happy Fourth of July!

There were a few minor substitutions due to availability issues. Some groups will be getting blackberries instead of blueberries and a bag of 3 romaine hearts instead of the usual two heads of lettuce.

If swapping lettuce with something else on the bonus table, your one bag of 3 romaine hearts would count as 2 items.

Hosts: Sorry, this item is hard to split for half shares. Treat it as you would other odd numbers with the extra on the 1/2 share bonus table.

Call me if you have any questions at 786-251-1000.


PS - Our egg prices have just changed again due to rising cost of organic seed and gas prices. At least that is what we have been told. We will keep prices the same for today, but please be aware of the increase for next pick up. $4.25 per dozen.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Order for Tuesday, July 5th

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

Enjoy those fire works, but please don’t forget to pick up your veggies! Our order is going in early to accommodate for the holiday schedule and we are looking forward to seeing you on the 5th.

Thanks to all our Coral Gables members for being flexible with your pick up location. Our hosts are happy to accommodate you. We are still looking for a person in Coral Gables to host this group. Please help us spread the word. Hosts get all their produce plus extras for free.

We’ve got some great stuff coming in. I will be solidifying the order Saturday morning so there may be changes if there is an issue of availability, but here’s the plan so far:

Regular share:

Avocados from our local grower (and member, by the way!)

Broccoli (I can’t ever get enough of this great veggie)

Alfalfa sprouts (to sprice up those salads)

Green onions

Grape tomatoes

2 heads of lettuce

Sweet potatoes



Cremini mushrooms


Honey red pluots



Fruit share:

Red seedless watermelon

Fuji apples

Yellow nectarines

Green grapes

Don’t forget to ask your host about organic and ABF meats that are now available. We have meat coming in to those who ordered. I may have extra organic stadium hot dogs and turkey bacon available if anyone is interested. All meat items are considered “clean,” no nitrates, no antibiotics, etc. It all good! Let your host know if you want some of the hot dogs or turkey bacon.

We also have lots of honey which I just poured. Half gallon jugs of Orange Blossom are $24. $2 refunded when the jar is returned.

Stephan, the Crackerman, will be bringing us his delicious organic crackers, breads and dips. Let your host know if you want a bread share $18 or individual items. See previous post for pricing and additional extras.

Here's to your health,

Cyndi (and Martha)