My co-op produce order arrived today. It’s truly amazing, a couple of mamas have tackled this huge undertaking of providing organic produce directly from the distributor at awesome prices. This haul was $34.
We received (All Organic)
2 bunches kale
1 bunch red lettuce
2 lbs roma toms
2- 6oz pkgs blueberries
4 fuji apples
4lbs garnet yams
1 lb snap peas
1 lb large white mushrooms
Pretty sure I ordered a couple heads of cabbage as well, but I forgot to check on that and I’m not driving back over.
My SNAP comparison doesn’t work here because this was a cash only purchase opportunity. Someone had to pay for all of this up front from the distributor and then collect payments from all of those who placed orders.
I have kale chips in the oven right now. . . sprinkled with olive oil and Celtic sea salt, baking at 275F until crispy. Yum. The kids generally eat them faster than I can bake them!
What about snacks:
With 5 kids, we eat a lot of snacks around here. They come home thinking they are STARVING. Our after school snack rule is fruit or veggie + protein. Usually this looks like: apple + greek yogurt, carrots + cheese stick, berries w/ cream + almonds. I’m seriously considering removing fruit as an option as my kids eat a lot of fruit and getting veggies in is more of a challenge.