jm chen Posted March 8, 2006 Share Posted March 8, 2006 After it was brought up by the artist formerly known as Connave over on the Washington's Green Grocer thread, I went over to the Star Hollow Farm website to check out their online farmer's market. You pick out what you want sometime between Wednesday morning and Thursday night, and they pack it up in a box for you and bring it to one of the two drop-off locations on Saturday, Takoma Park or 18th & Columbia. If you live close to 18th & Columbia in particular this is a fun deal -- they're right there with the truck from 9 to noon on Saturday, and you get to meet the farmer and check out the extra produce they brought along. (Picked up some gorgeous mushrooms this way.) Did this for the first time a couple of weeks ago and ordered fingerling potatoes, rutabaga, parsnips, turnips, carrots, Winesap apples, Temple oranges, apple cider, celery, and a dried pepper. Of these things only the rutabaga failed to please -- and the fruit was INSANELY good. I have not had an orange that sweet, juicy, and delicious in what seems like years. Really nice vegetables, including a bizarre mutant parsnip that I had to photograph. Tasted better than it looked. I lucked out with my first order and bought a bunch of things on sale, but in general, their prices seem like they're not far off supermarket price for a far superior product. If you live close to the dropoff sites this is a great way to get your produce. Seems like a popular service from the number of boxes they had piled up when I visited the truck. Anyone else tried 'em? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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