15
Dec
09

Fresh Fruits And Veggies In Wintertime

Montclair’s one local shop for fresh fruits and veggies appears to be kaput.  After only nine months on Thornhill, the green grocer closed for good last week.  We all liked the owner, but he wasn’t turning inventory – the neighborhood just didn’t give him sufficient business.

So it’s back to the Montclair Farmers Market, not that we’re complaining or anything.  If you’re like me, then you pick up a few things during that Sunday stroll.  You probably venture to the supermarkets in between, buying whatever produce is on hand there.

Well another option walked up to me, last week.  That’s when a Farm Fresh To You sales rep stopped me in the Village.  With pamphlets in hand, Richard asked if I ate my fruits and veggies!  He was ready to discuss organic farm deliveries, right to my doorstep.

Farm Fresh sounds interesting, because they adjust delivery quantities and frequencies to meet your requirements.  You may also pick and choose what’s in the seasonal deliveries, at least a little bit.  The service does seem pretty convenient.

Of course, we had milk and eggs delivery when I was a kid…showing my age!  More recently I tested out the Safeway delivery, but would advise packaged goods there; my fresh stuff arrived with near (and past) expiration dates.

So has anyone tried out organic farm deliveries yet?

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4 Responses to “Fresh Fruits And Veggies In Wintertime”


  1. 1 JT
    December 15, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Oh that is tragic! I knew this was coming, that poor little shop was just too tucked away for most people to know it was there. So sad, it was a great little produce shop. SPUD delivers in Montclair: http://www.spud.com

  2. 2 Pollyanna
    December 15, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I’ve tried practically all the delivery services. They all have there pluses and minuses. I do have the milkman, Pat Borella. He delivers off the truck on Thursdays. It’s pretty nice when he knocks on the door but will also leave groceries in a cooler. Limited choices here, but a great service. Super convenient and nice folks.

  3. December 16, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I went in there a few times and found rotting produce. Another time I went in and asked if they had any limes and the owner said no, and then asked me what the difference was between a lemon and a lime. I stopped going, even though I live right off of Thornhill and cook almost every night (and I’m a vegetarian, so I churn through the produce!). So I’m sorry for the loss of the idea of that store, but never had a fully satisfactory experience there.

  4. 4 Renee
    December 17, 2009 at 10:22 am

    The Full Plate in the Village Square shopping center took over the produce market there and, according to their website offers local produce, grass-fed beef and artisan food products. I haven’t been in since Full Plate took over, but the previous owners had a nice selection. just fyi.


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