Having a hard time keeping fresh produce in stock in your house? Why not make your life easier – and skip a trip to the grocery store – by having a Farm Fresh To You box delivered to your doorstep? Even better, if you order one of our favorite boxes (the No Cooking box), you can potentially have dinner without even turning on the stove! More on that in a moment…
Blogger disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I am being compensated by Farm Fresh To You for being part of this campaign as part of the Mom It Forward Network. I only write about products that I actually use and enjoy, and all opinions expressed are my own.
Farm Fresh To You is a second-generation family farm that grows and partners with other organic farms to deliver fresh, seasonal produce directly to your door. Their easy-to-use online service provides an ever-increasing selection of organic fruits and vegetables. And if you need other groceries like olive oil, organic eggs, or fresh flowers, they’ve got you covered.
When you sign up for Farm Fresh to You, you choose the box type, the box size, and the frequency of delivery you want. (Check out some delivery choices here.) You can make your box all fruit, all veggie, or some combination thereof. Plus, if there’s something your family doesn’t like, say, broccoli, you can edit your preferences to suit your family’s tastes.
On one recent late summer week, it was extremely hot in our house when it was time to order. So we went through all of the choices and found the perfect box for our needs: The No Cooking Box. This box contains mostly fruit and only fast, easy-to-prepare vegetables – perfect for a week when no one wants to turn on the stove.
We chose the “More” size box ($46 per delivery), which came with kale, green chard, three heads of lettuce, purple peppers, a cucumber, potatoes, a cherry tomato medley, a cantaloupe, a persimmon, Asian pears, Bosc pears, and red grapes.
When it came time to make dinner with our new bounty, the most obvious choice would have been a salad with all of those leafy greens. But in our house, a big bowl of salad often results in “no thanks” from the kids. Instead, we decided we’d rather wrap things in lettuce. It added that fun, tangible, hands-on feel to dinner…and it was easy and required no cooking.
For this dinner, we decided to make easy Asian-style lettuce wraps. We used ground turkey for the main filling component, but you can substitute chicken, or use any leftover cooked meat or tofu you have on hand. We also used Soy Vey Hoisin Garlic Marinade and Sauce for garnishing and dipping because the taste was just right and it was right there in our fridge. (When it’s hot, the less time you have to spend thinking about these things, the better.)
- 1 small head lettuce, leaves pulled apart, rinsed, and dried
- 1 pound cooked ground turkey (may substitute grilled chicken or other cooked meat or tofu)
- 1 carrot, shredded
- ½ cucumber, cut into julienne strips
- 1 small bunch cilantro
- ½ cup hoisin sauce (We use Soy Vey Hoisin Garlic Marinade and Sauce)
- 2 T. sesame seeds
- Place one large lettuce leaf flat on a plate or board. Top with about ¼ cup of ground turkey, and then garnish with carrot, cucumber, and cilantro. Drizzle 1 to 2 teaspoons of hoisin sauce on top. Sprinkle on a pinch of sesame seeds. Wrap the lettuce around the filling and eat.
For serving sizes, count on each person to eat three or four lettuce wraps – they’re surprisingly filling. And you can give people the option of eating it with a fork, of course, but we like eating it with our hands.
Want to check out Farm Fresh to You and get your own “No Cooking” box? Sign up here and use promo code “JEAN7667” to get $10 off your first delivery. (Please note that Farm Fresh To You is only available in select zip codes in California. Find out if they deliver to you by checking the delivery area.)