When my mom's San Antonio-area CSA folded a couple years ago, she turned to Greenling, a Central Texas produce delivery service. Greenling is best known for its online store, which makes organic, sustainable, and in-season food shopping convenient for customers who like to choose the exact items and quantities they want. The company also offers CSA-style Local Boxes, which contain whatever produce is available from farmers that week. Here's what my mom received on her doorstep this week...• Strawberries (first of the season!) and yellow onion from Naegelin Farms
• Chard from Bradshaw Farms
• Red leaf lettuce, scallions, and cilantro from Acadian Family Farm
• Collard greens and kale from Texas Natural
• Avocado and grapefruit from G&S Grove
• Carrots from Animal Farm
• Bundle of herbs
Based in Austin, Greenling works with a number of Central Texas farmers as well as other local vendors to offer non-produce items like bread, meat, dairy, and nuts. My mom reports great satisfaction with her Greenling Local Box experience. Have any of our Texan Kitchn readers ordered from Greenling?
Emily Ho is a writer, recipe developer, and educator. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches classes on food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. Emily is a Master Food Preserver and founder of LA Food Swap and the international Food Swap Network.
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