For the last seven and a half years, I participated in a produce co-op…most of the time I run the site that I participate in. It is so much fun and I’ve met some wonderful people. In fact, some of my closest friends are people that I’ve met through the co-op. The only bad thing is getting up at 4am to meet the truck. It’s worth it in the end since we get a ton of fresh produce for a fraction of the grocery store prices. I love it! I love saving money!
Another plus is that my family has tried all sorts of new fruits and veggies over the years that I would never in a million years buy at that the store. Ya know…the green stuff or the weird shaped thing over there or the ones that are too expensive. We don’t always get fun new things to try, but when we do I search for recipes and give one or two a try with the new ingredient.
Bok Choy was a veggie that I was not willing to try. EVER! It looked weird, had a weird name, used in Asian cuisine (which I don’t care for), and it was green. However, one fine Saturday morning, bok choy ended up in our produce basket and I was forced into learning what to do with it (besides the dreaded stir fry…really, I hate Asian food…even Americanized Asian food.) I ended up making this awesome salad. It is a little sweet, a little tangy, crunchy, and delicious! I hope you will give it a try.
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