Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Arganica Farm Club, a trial

At 5 on Sunday morning, I woke to a thump on my porch. I hadn't been sleeping well because I was so excited that my box from Arganica was going to show up that morning, and I felt like a kid on Christmas eve. Also, when I got home on Saturday night there was a possum on my porch swing, and I was not going to let that beast beat me to my new food!
So, at 5 on Sunday morning, I raced downstairs to rescue the food from the possum (who was nowhere to be seen) and stocked my larder with foods from Virginia vendors I am excited to learn about!
I have a month long subscription to this farm club through a Living Social deal I bought for $45. I love trying foods from all over Virginia, and I love love love the idea that it is delivered to my door. I am really excited about having this service over Thanksgiving, so I can get interesting hostess gifts and seasonal foods for the holidays. (I am having at least two Thanksgiving dinners- it is my favorite, dont'cha know?)
The ordering process was much easier than I expected, and the food looks fantastic. I got tons of seasonal veggies and fruit (kale, squash apples, lettuce, broccoli, onions and oranges) in the mystery box. Plus, I ordered extras like kimchi from Farmstead Ferments in Charlottesville, organic coffee from Trager Brothers, dog food from Ayershire farms, fresh cheeses, organic milk, cream and butter from Trickling Springs, and ravioli from Mona Lisa. I went a little nuts.
I know there are lots of options for local winter food in the Richmond area, so I am not yet sure I will continue after my trial membership is over. But you better believe I am going to enjoy it while it lasts!


  1. Sounds like you are going to have a great holiday with all that food. Such mouthwatering posts is why I named this blog for the Liebster Blog award. Keep up the good work. http://homeplaceearth.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/liebster-award-thanks/

  2. Thanks so much, Cindy! What an honor!

  3. I had a 3 month trial from the same club that I used through August. While I really enjoyed the fact that they delivered and the mystery box was always exciting, I move in October over to Forst Hill Park and can literally walk to the SOTJ market every Saturday. I didn't renew the membership. It's great, though, for folks who aren't close to a market.