Tuesday, June 29, 2010

a giveaway! kind of.

Do you know where I'm going next week? Vacation! I am going to be a 12-hour drive from home in Hilton Head, South Carolina. There will be sailing and day-tripping and kayaking and blessed NAPPING. There will probably also be blogging because I'll be with my extended family, and there are bound to be lulls while 16 people are being coerced into doing the same thing, all the time.

Here's the bad news for me: I won't be able to pick up next week's farm share, and it'll be thrown out if no one's gotten it by next Wednesday night.

The good news for YOU is I don't want this produce to go to waste.

So who in the Greater Wilmington area wants some free deliciousness? Here's what will most likely be in the box next week:

1 2-lb bag red-gold potatoes – certified organic – Millwood Springs Organics
2 green slicing cucumbers – certified organic – Elm Tree Organics
1 bunch cippolini onions – transitional* – Liberty Branch Farm
1 bunch Detroit red beets – certified organic – Farmdale Organics
2 yellow straight-neck squash – certified organic – Goshen View Organics
1 bunch spring onions – certified organic – Healthy Harvest
2 hearts Romaine lettuce – certified organic – Riverview Organics

I am already so jealous of whoever gets this.

Possible Bonus: fruit shares will be starting early in July, so next week COULD be the first week of fruit share deliveries...which would mean you'd also get one or two varieties of fresh fruit. You lucky jerk. But I can't promise that...things vary so much with the weather. If they DO, you should probably use the fruit to make me us a tart or something. JUST SAYING.

Rules, etc.:
-Comment on this post with the words "Feed me, Ceej-more!"** for one entry.
-Post about this giveaway on your blog (and then leave a comment here saying that you did so) for one entry.
-Subscribe to this blog (if you don't already do so, and again leave a comment telling me) for one entry.
-Post a status message linking to this giveaway on Facebook for two entries...then comment here so I know. Sometimes I don't notice stuff. Don't judge me. I'm trying to give you fresh produce. Sheesh.
-Giveaway closes Friday, July 2nd at 12pm (noon), Eastern time.
-The winner will be selected using random.org (if more people than just, you know, my best blog buddy enter) and will be announced Saturday.
-Produce needs to be picked up at Harvest Market in Hockessin, Delaware between 9am and 7pm on either Tuesday, July 6th or Wednesday, July 7th. Transportation is the responsibility of the giveaway's winner.

I also can't recommend strongly enough that you consider joining a local CSA. We only have a half share, and we keep finding ourselves with more vegetables than we know what to do with...and we are totally vegetable-loving people! We NEVER have a vegetable surplus! I think it ends up being about $19/week for the half share, which is such a laughably small price for the huge box I lug home. If you have any questions about them, let me know!

*A transitional farm is one that is in the process of becoming certified as organic. It's a 3-year ordeal, during which time the farmer IS using all-organic techniques and materials, but the government organization that oversees this stuff requires 3 years to determine the soil to officially be clear of toxins.

**Reference? Reference? Anyone? (Crickets...)


Leah said...

Feed me, Ceej, MORE!

Leah said...

ps. I want free food, therefore I subscribe to your blog. also, ignore the email. I didn't read the rules before I emailed you.