L.A.: Affordable Farm-Fresh Groceries, Delivered!

Affordable Farm-Fresh Groceries Delivered | The Organic Beauty Blog

As a busy mom and business owner, grocery shopping can sometimes feel like an unnecessary hassle.  Don’t get me wrong, I love our weekend family trips to stock up on pantry items and the like, but for our weekly supply of organic produce, eggs, and seafood, it’s amazing to have high quality, affordable food come straight to our door.  Yes, health food stores like Whole Foods deliver through services like Instacart, but I can’t seem to place a single order under $200 at that place.  The food is great, but is it really necessary to drop that much cash on organic food?

Thankfully the answer is no.

Recently I discovered Milk & Eggs Farm Grocery Delivery, which connects health conscious, locavore consumers directly to local farmers (kind of like a CSA), at a 50% discount.  You can set up recurring monthly subscriptions that are completely customizable, or order one-off items.

The service is environmentally friendly, minimizing the carbon footprint of getting groceries into your hands, minimizing waste, and using reusable packaging materials.  And it is SO affordable.  I couldn’t get 5 items at my favorite local health food store for the cost of one huge box full of local, organic goodies from Milk & Eggs!

I created an order of our basic, weekly necessities:

At my local health food store, this purchase would have cost me $150 for sure.  But ordering from Milk & Eggs, everything was $75, including delivery.  Boom.

Though the high quality of the organic dairy brands I know and trust was no surprise, what was surprising was the amount of produce we received in the farm sampler bag!  I know other CSA’s and farm delivery services that charge $50 for this amount of produce alone!

Affordable Farm-Fresh Groceries Delivered | The Organic Beauty Blog

We got vibrant kale, spinach, and green leaf lettuce, celery, a bunch of beets, a bag of broccoli, a green bell pepper, a carton of strawberries, and a bunch of citrus — all organic and local!

I made a bunch of yumminess this week using these goodies, but my faves were One-Pan Baked Salmon & Broccoli (which little Margaux had for lunch two days this week as well), a simple spinach salad with strawberries and walnuts in a balsamic vina, and Kale-Beet-Celery-Lemon juice.

In addition to all the goodies we got, Milk & Eggs also has other organic dairy, meats, bread and pastas, tofu, and other pantry items.  I am 100% obsessed.

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One Pan Salmon & Broccoli

2 filets wild-caught salmon
2 tsp lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
About 10 large broccoli florets
Olive oil
Sea salt
Pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400. Arrange the salmon in a baking pan, and surround with broccoli. Drizzle everything with olive oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle with minced garlic, sea salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 20 minutes.  I served the broccoli topped with a sprinkling of nutritional yeast.

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