No time to shop the farmers’ markets? Can’t pay Whole Foods prices? Then check out the remarkably affordable organic-produce service that’s recently added our region to its delivery route. Abundant Harvest Organics is now delivering weekly to two local spots: Fuller Seminary in Pasadena and Sunland Park in Sunland, both on Saturday mornings.
Here’s how it works: You choose whether you want the large box (about $34 a week) or small box (about $20). The former is based on the needs of a typical family of four, although families who are on the go a lot might be fine with the smaller box. Each week Kingsburg-based Abundant gets deliveries from its small, organic supplier farms, and you get an assortment of whatever’s fresh and in season. You can also get a variety of add-ons, including pastured beef, free-range chicken, organic eggs, raw milk, grains, potatoes, butter and more.
All produce is certified organic, and other foodstuffs are all from small California farmers, produced as naturally and organically as possible. Plus with each delivery you get a wonderfully goofy newsletter complete with recipes, profiles of the farmers, and descriptions of the produce that’s in season. Right now, for instance, the boxes have such things as early-season Jonagold apples, Peterson Family October plums, Silveira tomatoes, John Tobias shallots, Sunnyside green beans, and JND Farms’ squash, eggplant and peppers.
To find out more or sign up, go to abundantharvestorganics.com.