This is the freshest produce in town, folks--delivered right to your door. The Backyard Farmer is run by a local farmer who works to bring the same stuff you see at the local farmers markets directly to you.
Kara from Taste is Trump was the first one to tell us about the Backyard Farmer. We've mentioned this business before but neither Kathryn nor I had ever ordered. When I decided to try it out for myself and place my first order the man behind it all, Galen, was generous enough to offer it at no cost (sometime all this work has some perks.) After an internal debate I decided I'd better not be greedy and to split my goodies up with Kathryn. She started I Heart Mesa after all.
The food I ordered came in this box. For $39 worth I got four bags of beans, a dozen farm fresh eggs, a bag of spring mixed greens, apples, oranges, and lots more (jalapenos, cilantro, kale, cauliflower, and garlic.) My boys couldn't wait to get their hands on it all. See?
If you are interested in learning more, you can go to the Backyard Farmer's blog here. All the information to get started is on his site. If you just want to check it out and see prices, you can get on the email list and you will get the current order form and all of the details.
The longer I write for this community the more I love the idea of buying more of what I purchase locally. Local First AZ says it this way: "Put your money where your house is." With the Backyard Farmer it's a win-win. In addition to supporting local farmers, you are also providing you and your family with the best and purest food available. I just turned in my order form and am looking forward to next Wednesday's delivery. And for full disclosure, I'm ordering on my own dime this time.