The A-List For Vegetables

By , May 9, 2007 9:40 pm

My best friend was just “accepted” by the local coop (the ONLY coop in our tiny, food-challenged community). She is on the A-List. I am on the W-List (as in the Wait-For-At-Least-Another-Year-Or-Two-Or-Maybe-When-Hell-Freezes-Over-List).

She will have fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, and herbs, even goat cheeses and salsas DELIVERED TO HER DOOR all summer long.

Meanwhile, I will be found scavenging the produce section at Safeway, digging through the bins in search of a flaccid celery, or wrestling fellow desperate Mom-shoppers for the only remaining semi-spongy zucchini or half-rotten avocado.


If I am not there, perhaps I am in a flirty sort of mood, and you might find me in the fruit aisle putting on my lipstick using a shinier-than-nature-ever-intended apple as a mirror. Ha!! I bet you can’t do that trick with your fancy COOP apples!

My “friend” called to inform me that tomorrow she will be receiving some freshly-picked organic Japanese Mustard Greens, lovingly hand-delivered by the farmer.

Well la-di-da! Who wants nasty old Japanese Mustard Greens anyway!! Give me pesticide and botulism-laden Iceberg Lettuce, or give me death. That is my motto!

(By the way…if you have any of those mustard greens left over that you are just going to compost anyway…could I have them…please???? …PRETTY PLEASE ?)Thanks to morguefile.com and photographer Scott Liddell (

www.scott.liddell.com) for this A-list quality photo!

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7 Responses to “The A-List For Vegetables”

  1. wishy the writer says:

    Uh… if you’re gonna covet my perishables, at least get your info correct. It’s not a “coop.” Those are decidedly B-list. Maybe even C- or D- list. I’m in a CSA, community support agriculture. Seriously A-list vegetables.

    And my bacon-ricotta frittata with braised Japanese mustard greens, carmelized onions, parmesan and fresh marjoram was “hot,” just like Paris Hilton would say.

    If you’re nice, maybe I’ll let you have some leftovers.

    I refuse to discuss how pathetic it is, though, that the only A-list I’ll ever get on is one for vegetables.

    Signed,

    The Paris of Produce

  2. The Lazy Organizer says:

    You two are cracking me up. I don’t see how your relationship can last much longer with such vegetable devisiveness.

  3. Jen says:

    Just this morning I sent off my registration and check for a local organic CSA. Mmmm…veggies! I feel so Boulder-crunchy. Fresh, organic milk delivered to my door every week, I have a half-hog and quarter-beef in my freezer (both happy little local critters), and now local organic veggies. :) Now all I have to get at the market is junk food! LOL

  4. Mom Unplugged says:

    EVERYONE is in a CSA but me!! Soon I will be all alone in the Safeway produce section…boo hoo!

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