One of the things we find hardest as busy, working parents is getting the shopping done, so the idea of picking up one box of delicious vegetables every week is very appealing. Even better if it’s organic, local and affordable.
Does that sound too good to be true? Well if you live in The Hague, you might just be in luck. Every Wednesday the Den Haag In Transitie group distribute big boxes of organic vegetables, mostly local, for just €10. These are vegetables that aren’t sold at the wholesale auctions, or which are not ‘perfect’ enough to be sold in the shops.
We picked up our first box tonight. Isn’t it beautiful?
As we unpacked the box, we discovered aubergines, broad beans, green beans, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, salad and strawberries.
The downside is that you have to take what comes in the box. Aubergines are not my favourite vegetable, but now I have a good incentive to find some aubergine recipes that really appeal to me. Suggestions, anyone?
If you want to get in on this organic vegetable box action, contact Den Haag In Transitie, via their website or on Facebook. The boxes need to be ordered in advance, and can be picked up on Wednesday between 4-7pm at Witte de Withstraat 119, Den Haag.