Saturday is shopping day in our Corona world. Every week we shop for ourselves, my parents and my wife’s parents. Both sets of parents are about 20 minutes away from us in different directions, so it isn’t too hard to make our deliveries.
I have been reading about all the local small to midsized farms that had lost their sales outlets and were letting food rot in the fields. I know that must be a horrible feeling for those farmers, but you can’t pay people to pick crops that will never be sold.
I was looking for ways to help and I read about Pennrose Farms in Wimauma, Florida selling produce from smaller farms right to consumers in a drive up and they load your car up operation.
The sale started at 10:00 am today, we we pulling up a few minutes before it started to discover the line of cars was well over 100. The line took us 30 minutes, which really wasn’t bad.
Their staple item was a 20 pound box of mixed produce for $20. We also bought a 50 pound box of cabbage for $10 and a 25 pound box of tomatoes for $12.
I’d rate the mixed box as solid with 6 ears of corn, 4 tomatoes, 2 zucchini, 2 squash, 2 heads of lettuce, 1 head of cabbage, 2 onions, 2 lemons, a bunch of small potatoes, and probably something that I am forgetting.
The steals were the tomatoes under 50 cents a pound and the cabbage at 20 cents a pound. To give you perspective on what 50 pounds of cabbage equates to, I think it was 18 heads.
We split the produce with my parents and have some of the cabbage away.
I’m looking forward to some of my healthy coleslaw. You can find details about fat free low calorie coleslaw here!
I’ll also boil some cabbage in chicken broth for a almost calorie free dish, add some salt and hot sauce and I’m a happy camper!
If you live near Tampa, check Penrose Farms Facebook page for details about future sale dates.