Look! So Much Organic Food!

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Wow. That’s a lot of food… and that’s only what didn’t end up in the fridge. We’re trying to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Because we grew up in Chicago, land of lunch meat, bacon, and Cream of Mushroom Soup, it doesn’t come easy. So we signed up for Planet Organics, only to be confronted with physical confirmation that we, indeed, had a problem: there’s hardly space in our kitchen for a week’s worth of fruit and veg… nor a place to stash the large, reusable plastic container in which everything was delivered.

To hold the fruit, we settled for a large colander, thinking the holes would hold off mold and help some of the fruit ripen; the potatoes, apples, and tomatoes are hanging out on the side. But now we’re on the hunt for a better, more space-efficient solution: hanging baskets for the fruit, perhaps, and a ceramic crock for the potatoes.

As for the food itself?

It’s delicious. We’re holding out hope for the peaches, which are still hard as rocks, but the strawberries we ate for breakfast and the green beans we sauteed last night made the $55 seem worth it. We’re already looking forward to next week’s box.

Do you have organic food delivered? How do you deal with storing it? Any tips or tricks we should know about?