GIVEAWAY DAY! Red Lobster & Farm Fresh Delivery

So this whole Giveaway Day is becoming quite the habit! I've got some for a couple weeks to come! Kinda fun!

First - the Red Lobster winners from last week.
I asked my fiance Larry to pick 2 numbers between 1-19 and he chose 9 & 14! So looking through my comments - the lucky winners are:

James & S Dugas


I have each of their emails and will contact them about mailing the $10 gift card to each. Thanks again to Red Lobster for this giveaway - and for those Cheddar Bay Biscuits!

Next up - Farm Fresh Delivery! (The giveaway is at the bottom if you're impatient!)

I recently saw them on Twitter and had to find out more! Farm Fresh is an online home delivery service that provides organic produce and natural groceries to its members in Indianapolis and Cincinnati. They're also working with local farmers and artisans for the product.

You can sign up for different sized bins and delivery frequency. They range in cost from $25-49 and can be delivered every week or every other week. You can find out more specifics in their online store.

The nice thing is that you can even customize the bin to the fruits and veges you like more than others! (The sample bin shows beets and my apologies to Dwight Schrute - I'm not a beet fan!)

I contacted Farm Fresh about doing a blog and they offered me a free sample bin to try out ($35 value) so I said SURE THING! Even though I get "freebies" like this sometimes - I'm always honest with my opinions...

My bin arrived Wednesday and I excitedly unpacked it! Lots of brown bags of goodness - I couldn't wait to dig in and see what there was (obviously - bananas).

Holy cow!!! First of all - click the picture right now to see how great all of these fresh fruits and veggies look!

Let me give you the rundown of my $35 bin: bananas, shitake mushrooms, tomatoes, green leaf lettuce, red potatoes, broccoli, mini sweet peppers, corn on the cob, strawberries, cucumber, blueberries, peaches and a pluot. WTF is a pluot? A cross between an apricot and a plum.

So - is $35 a good deal? I'm actually planning on taking the item list to the store and pricing it out to check and see. I'll circle back next Friday and let you know! Seems good to me - and it's already in my fridge - I'm definitely more apt to cook it now!

That said - I had a hungry fiance to feed - so I dug right in! There was chicken in the fridge and a packet of Simply Asia Beef & Broccoli seasoning. I was dying for the sweet corn - but it ended up being held back for another night...

I started out with the organic broccoli from the bin - sauteed that for a little bit. I love sauteed broccoli so much more than boiled how my Dad used to make it!!! It's still crunchy and so much greener!

Cut up my chicken and browned them together...

I mixed the seasoning packet with water and soy sauce - then poured it in the pan and stirred until it got a little thicker.

Okay- is it as good as something I'd get at Suzie Wong's? Well heck no - but for 15 minutes in my kitchen - it was damn tasty!

And the Farm Fresh Delivery broccoli - delicious!

So here's the Giveaway part - you were still reading right?

Farm Fresh has given me a $35 bin to giveaway to one of my readers!!! It's a one-time bin like I got - which is not the norm for them - you typically have to sign up for the service (you can cancel any time). As I said - they're customizable too - so you can give them an idea of what you like - or just get whatever they have that's fresh and delicious that Wednesday!

Leave a comment here WITH YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION about your favorite fruit or vegetable and you're entered to win! I'll announce the winner next Friday!

Why Should You "Go"? Okay - nowhere to go but the website - but you get the point. I know I could go to Farmers Markets and Findlay Market for the same type of goods and I do - but the option of a delivery service really is a great idea! Plus a lot of people just don't take that extra step to go - so having it at your doorstep when you come home - awesome! I really love the idea and hope to someday be able to sign up for the service (a little broke with the upcoming nuptials).


  1. Just a note - I did not count my comments on the RL blog when going to #9 and #14.

    Food Hussy

  2. My favorite produce, easily, is sweet corn. It is so delicious fresh and is one of the more versatile produce items out there. Either eat it on the cob or throw it into one of the million corn-based recipes out there.

    /fingers crossed!

    joshrosborne at yahoo dot com

  3. Woo hoo! I've been seeing a lot of info on Farm Fresh, and I'd love to try them out! :-)

  4. Look like - depending where you shop and time of season - that you've got $22 to $26 worth of food there. Not much the value to me. Neat service though.

    I guess when people have the money to waste on things this a great thing. Oh the days to be able to splurge on non-budgeted food....

  5. My favorite fruit is the blueberry and my favorite veggie is the tomato (even though it really is a fruit!). I have been wanting to try Farm Fresh Produce for a while so thanks for offering this.

    abuskey at gmail dot com

  6. My favorite is the good old tomato.

    shaffeja at gmail dot com

  7. My favorite vegetable is red pepper - I use it in everything, salads, cooked foods, summer soups, various types of hummus and more! It's so versatile and so tasty. Sometimes, I have to admit, I slice it and just eat it raw for lunch. It's so packed with juiciness!

  8. I am a veggie lover but I like peas,all kinds of peas!!!!! Beans are yummy too,all of them!

  9. Tomatoes. Would love to win this. Have thought about trying this for a while!

  10. A trip to my local produce market would end up looking similar to what you got in your bin. However I would have more bananas, more corn, and probably some herbs and it would likely end up less than 20 bucks. I rarely need to bust out more than a twenty there...

    I'd be interested to try one, but would rather let everyone who is trying to win know that a trip to your nearest farmers market or produce market can be eye opening, cheap and healthy!! So if your dude pulls my number, give the bin to someone who needs it more than I!

  11. This is such a fun idea! Its great for people who may work when farmer's markets are going on. Thanks for sharing!

    Meg B.

  12. Pluots! Yum, I love those...I also really like the little donut peaches...both are super juicy and delicious.

  13. My favorite veggies is definitely broccoli...I love it...except when it's overcooked and mushy! Nothing worse than mushy broccoli. My fav fruit is a tie between strawberries and blueberries! I've been wanting to try Farm Fresh, I've heard so many good things about it and it's such a great concept!

  14. Farm Fresh has definitely been getting a lot of buzz lately. My favorite veggie is definitely the onion - I incorporate it into almost anything I cook.

    Tara - tara_sorrell at

  15. Favorite veggie has go to be spinach :)

    drfuzz at gmail

    cheers :)

  16. i love blueberries!!! i wait all year for the weeks in the summer when they are super cheap. it is my favorite thing :)

  17. fresh peaches are my favorite part of summer- I used to have a peach tree in my backyard when we were growing up and I can still remember throwing overly ripe peaches in the blender with vanilla ice cream for summer peach milkshakes. So good :)

    Thanks for the contest -

  18. There's nothing like fresh sauteed asparagus!

  19. I'm gonna have to go with fresh tomatos :0)

  20. avocado is by far my favorite but fresh sweet corn is up there too!

  21. I'm from Indiana and summer to me has to involve sweet corn! Yum! Thats My favorite!

  22. Growing up my mother wanted onions in everything and my father hated onions, so I grew up on the frontlines of the onion war. I ended up pro-onion, and like white better than red.

    As for fruit: strawberries. Easy.