Monday, September 7, 2009

Hilbarn = Box-o-joy for vegie lovin' types

It has been on my list of things to do. You know that list. The one store in the back of your mind - the bit of your mind which you are not having to use to inform people where the washed undies, socks or jumpers are lurking; where the red shoes are; or what time you need to get to swimming lesson; or if you actually paid that bill or thought you did and have now spent the money on some cake and coffee and a random book on basket weaving in the mongolian steppes. Yep - that bit.
Anyways - back to the list - I wanted to get a box of local and seasonal produce through Hilbarn. We have a good vegie patch - but it lags in winter and needs a little supplementing. So instead of following their blog and thinking about emailing them - I actually did it. And my box arrived today. and it's gorgeous. and I'm hungry. and I'll be having stewed rhubarb on my breakfast tomorrow ... and the rhubarb didn't get here in an aeroplane - it's local. I feel all smug - like I'm in the cool fruit and vegie club. Live in Lonnie? - get amongst it!

14 comments:

Gina said...

Totally jealous of your low-food-miles and STEWED RHUBARB!

Isis said...

good on you for buying local, and boy does that box look good

Tania said...

Ah, I love that virtuous fruit and veg feeling! I get it every Thursday at the school organic market stall thingy. Except the box I get is marked Tania: No Cauliflower Ever, Zucchini Only If The Moon Is Full. What can I say? I need a convincing cauliflower recipe to overcome childhood persecution.

Kylie said...

Ha ha - I agree with Tania... it really IS a virtuous feeling! We do it too and i love eating them knowing that it's local :) We had stewed rhubarb for dessert last night with local strawberries... life really is too good. K x

Black Eyed Susie said...

Man, Gemma, how do I never know about these things? Must try this too. We were getting organic fruit and veg on the bus from Hobart for a while but they were coming in styrofoam eskies that they didn't want to take back. Sort of negated my good feelings about being all green!

Fer said...

Whoa, thanks for the heads up Gemma!! I knew these boxes happened elsewhere but didn't think Lonnie was that 'with it' (you know what I mean!). Although I do like visiting the greengrocer in Charles Street I might be persuaded to give this a go.

D said...

gemma!! I'm so thrilled.
This has been on my list for a long time too!!
!!!
Yipee.
I just wrote to them.
Hopefully I'll have a box soon too.

It feels good already.
Shweet!

christine said...

Oh wow! I had no idea anything like this even existed.. let alone in little ole lonnie! Definitly getting one of these!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

O.K. Now I reckon the veg. box people owe you a small thankyou freebie !
It all looks so fresh and delicious ! I see Swiss Chard in there somewhere , I think . If so , I might even emigrate !

Loz and Dinny said...

Hi Smitonius and Sonata - yep that's swiss shard - or silverbeet as us antipodeans are want to call it - I've been munching on crunchy pears - my fave - emigrate!

Raewyn said...

I am so checking that out, how exciting!!

Marie-Jolie said...

Local veggies! They look delicious (and I am a veggie-lovin type!)

Rach said...

Excellent! I am counting the days until our local farmer opens his stall again!

Lulu said...

I hope this idea comes to Devonport.