Over the last few weeks, the weather has been a mix of warm, cold, wet, really wet, warm…. Seems like the weather is not impacted by the COVID19 pandemic. At least, I can count on the weather to be well, normal.
This is the season when local products start to trickle in and then it will be a full-blown local season. This week and last week we have been heading to Mt. Vernon to pick up super fresh spinach, and Asparagus. Carrots, kales, and chards are close on the heels and, before you know it, peas, and cherries, and a bounty of NW produce will be harvested and find their way into your box of good.
This is also the time that many gardeners are also beginning to harvest a few leafy greens. Earlier this week, I answered the phone and a Rebecca asked if she could skip the lettuce, because she is swimming in lettuce from her own garden. My answer? Of course! We have a few ways to handle this request.
First option, we have a “never send” option, (call the office if you would like to know more about this). We can set a never send for any item, and when that item, in this case lettuce, shows up on the menu and in the box you are ordering, we will take that item out and replace it with a similar item and value. Each never send is an additional $1 to cover the additional processing and handling.
Second option, switch to a different box like the fruit box or the fruit and vegetable box. Both of these boxes do not have lettuce, and since she is swimming in her own lettuce, switching to either of these boxes she wouldn’t receive any lettuce.
Third option, Rebecca can order the items she would like to eat and build her own box and we will custom pack it for her.
Fourth option is a hybrid and the one she ultimately chose. The solution for her was to order a Fruit and vegetable box and add radishes, tomatoes and cucumbers to her order. This solution helped her get fruit and cooking vegetables, while not getting any lettuce or salad items and then she added the additional salad items to go with her own lettuce.
After 23 years of serving families from Shoreline to Sedro Woolley, we have learned how to help families modify their orders and make their box of good work for them. Don’t hesitate to call or email us if you have a question, or a few items are piling up. Together, we can strategize and find the right mix and box of good for your family.
Always be serving,