Homegrown Happiness

June 4, 2010

Look what Mama Samaan found yesterday!! Veggie Boxes! Sea Level Farm is a local provider for Veggie Boxes that are CCOF certified (I love veggies!!!). Is it sad that I get excited for things like this…? Even though we already have a garden, my boyfriend and I will probably be signing up. The boxes are picked up weekly and only $25! Look at all that is included this week:

Carrots, golden beets, red beets, purple radish, rainbow chard, escarole, frisee, 4 different head lettuces, spinach, chervil, cilantro, parsley, and two baskets of strawberries.

Ok, can you get all of this at the grocery store for only $25? I think not. What a fantastic deal and a great way to try out some new greens! I have no idea what frisee or chervil is but I plan on finding out. 😉

So, yeah, back to the garden… the boyfriend and I started our garden in April. Then the showers came. And stayed. And it rained more. Until FINALLY they ended (like last week…grrrr…). So we now have some “fruits” of our labor! Check out last night’s salad, using all the wonderful mesclun mix and arugula we are growing:

Bowl ‘O Alkalinity or Deliciousness

Yum! So much better fresh!

While at work today (hopefully not much longer 😉 ) a patient was waiting for his appointment and greeted everyone that came in and out of the front office, where he sat. He was so positive and happy. And the happiness was genuine.

Me to patient: I love how happy you are. It’s great!

Patient: Why not be happy? Today is the day to be happy. You could be miserable but being happy is so much better.

Me: True, true. Words to live by.

Patient: No, words to practice.

Amen. Man, some days I could use the reminder. I love that outlook on life. Just be happy. Makes me smile just saying writing it.

So…. Happy Friday, to you! What are you going to do with your happy weekend???

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

carole June 6, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Do you have any nice stories about Mama Thomas?

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carole June 6, 2010 at 3:42 PM

Very cool. I picked our first yellow squash today and some basil and transplanted my cucumber starts (second try; darn old slugs got the first batch). I also picked a tiny flat squash and we will eat them for dinner. We also have great radishes.

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Ally @ Sweet & Savory June 6, 2010 at 8:12 AM

Fresh produce is great! My in-laws were here visitng this weekend (and babysitting!) while hubby and I had some time alone yesterday…..and this morning we made them scrambled eggs with our farm fresh eggs we buy – and they both exlaimed we can taste how fresh these are! Nice.
.-= Ally @ Sweet & Savory´s last blog ..Farmer’s Market Recap =-.

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sarah June 6, 2010 at 6:46 AM

I love my veggie box delivery!
.-= sarah´s last blog ..Kaia Foods Giveaway Winner & Best Soup Ever! =-.

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sarah June 6, 2010 at 6:46 AM

I love my veggie box delivery!
.-= sarah´s last blog ..Kaia Foods Giveaway Winner & Best Soup Ever! =-.

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Simply Life June 5, 2010 at 2:17 AM

wow you must feel so much pride in every bite you take knowing that what you’re eating is from a garden you know!
.-= Simply Life´s last blog ..We Ran 11 Miles & Then I Ate Oat Cakes. =-.

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Katie June 4, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Fresh salads from the garden are the best ever, aren’t they?!
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Heather eats tuna noodle casserole =-.

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jenny (green food diaries) June 4, 2010 at 9:13 PM

i really think i should sign up for veggie boxes too. i haven’t done much research on the different local providers but this would totally make my life easier. fresh veggies are the best!!

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Kady @ Livin, Lovin, Learnin June 4, 2010 at 4:14 PM

Oh it’s so fun eating something you’ve grown yourself!!! (I’ve only done it once I think…it was some sad lettuce, but I was still excited!). I can’t believe all those veggies for $25, what a deal!

I LOVE your patient’s attitude. Even though I don’t always succeed, I try to be positive like him. I had a boss who was like him – always genuinely happy – and it was so contagious. I’m going to spend my happy weekend running, scrapbooking, and reading!
.-= Kady @ Livin, Lovin, Learnin´s last blog ..Orange You Glad? =-.

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