Monday, June 21, 2010

Fruit Snobs

On my sister’s recommendation, we joined a CSA( Community Supported Agriculture) group and now receive bi-weekly deliveries of really, really excellent fruit. The boys are little fruit monsters already, so the variety of peaches, plums, nectarines and cherries added to our usual watermelon, cantaloupe and strawberries have made everyone very happy.

The CSA must have a picky clientele, because we got a funny note in this week’s box. It was a profoundly sorrowful apology that the plums had . . . get this, STICKERS on the them! Stickers, like you find on fruit at the ordinary supermarket, where dull, unenlightened people shop.

Anyway, the plums were delicious, after we peeled those stickers off.


mayberry said...

stickers! Oh, the horror.

Actually, what drives me crazy about those stickers is my husband's penchant for putting them in the sink when he peels them off. The trash can is right under the sink!

Anonymous said...

Gasp! Not stickers!

(Now I am going to admit that I kind of like that the farmer's market fruit doesn't have stickers. One less thing to deal with.)

I am sort of jealous of your CSA. We have them here, of course, but they are very heavy in kale. No cantaloupes at all, and very few plums. I'd even be willing to accept stickers, but our climate is just not plum-friendly.

HereWeGoAJen said...

I have been thinking about joining a CSA, but I'm afraid we'd end up with too much stuff that only I would be willing to eat.

Bob said...

May be they put on the stickers to show that the fruit is organic.

Anonymous said...

Drat. We didn't get plums this week

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