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Good Food Box!
July 22, 2008, 7:04 pm
Filed under: in the kitchen

Today Matt picked up our first Good Food Box. Exciting! According to the brochure, “The Good Food Box is a collective buying group that purchases fresh fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices.” It’s similar to a CSA in that you pay in advance for a box of mystery produce. It’s dissimilar in that you only pay for one box at a time, and you are not obligated to buy more than one box. That is, it’s not a subscription. The food is probably but not necessarily local. There is no mention as to if it is organic, so I’m guessing that is not one of their priorities.

We got a medium box for $10. This is what was in it:

  • small container of raspberries
  • 5 pears
  • 1 really big bunch of celery
  • 1 lb yellow beans*
  • 1 really big head of lettuce
  • 1/2 lb baby bok choy
  • 2 medium zucchini (1 lb)
  • 1 lb baby potatoes
  • 3 not very ripe tomatoes

The pears are from Argentina. The tomatoes are from elsewhere in Canada. Everything else is from Quebec (admittedly a large province but I still consider it local). The food came with a sheet of paper with info about some of the food and recipes. As for bad points, there were a few yucky raspberries in the carton, but that was the only thing that looked somewhat bad. All in all, I’d say it’s a pretty good deal for ten bucks!

If you live in Montreal and want to get in on the Good Food Box, check out what Moisson Montreal has to say about it. There is a list of drop off points here. Not sure if this list is up to date or not.

* Does anyone have any good string bean recipes? I never know what to do with them!

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