Monday, February 04, 2008
A co-worker at A Full Plate pointed me in the direction of a local organization called Farm Fresh Express. As soon as I agreed to choose a few items from their store, use them at home, and write about them here on Foodaphilia, David, aka Philafoodie gave them props on his blog. I wanted to be the first, but I'll just jump on the bandwagon instead.
So this is the first in a short series of posts about the great stuff I got from Farm Fresh Express. If you click on their link or read David's post, you'll learn that Farm Fresh Express is a more flexible alternative to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Basically you can check out their offerings each week on their website (which when available, are all from local farmers) and choose whatever you like or need for the week (as little or as much as you want). They'll deliver it to your house for 10 dollars or you can pick it up at their store out in Lansdowne. And best of all, there's no committment to shop or purchase week after week, it's totally up to you.
So one of the items I decided to sample were the Satsuma Oranges. Clearly, these aren't grown locally here in Pennsylvania, but that may be a good thing because I doubt any citrus grown here would taste this good. As the little label states, these are grown in California, and while they don't look like much on the outside, they were some of the juciest and perfectly balanced oranges I've ever eaten.
More tart than a clemintine, but still easy to peel and without the hassle of seeds, these Satsuma Oranges are my new favorite citrus for as long as they're available.