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We are an organic produce co-op that provides organic fruits & veggies for less. Because we buy in bulk, we receive extremely low prices. For $33 you will take home 11-12 different varieties of organic fruits and veggies. Not only will you no longer pay grocery store prices for produce, but you may find that you are buying fewer unhealthy snacks.
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All of our produce is top quality. If you ever have a problem simply let me know and it will be made up the following week.

We offer 12 different pick up locations and delivery to limited areas. Each Monday we pick up at our Arlington, Northside, Julington Creek, World Golf Village and Nocatee location. Each Thursday is Kensington, Atlantic Beach, JTB/Hodges, Mandarin, Orange Park, Westside, and Riverside.

We also have a convenient delivery service. Delivery is offered from Arlington to Ponte Vedra at this time. For only $5 you can have your produce brought to your front door. Won't be home? Just leave a cooler by your front door and it will be waiting for you!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Grilled Artichokes

6 artichokes
olive oil or vegan butter spread
3 lemons
sprig of thyme (optional)
sea salt or kosher salt
black pepper or peppercorns to grind
balsamic vinegar
Prepare marinade and set aside:
1/2 cup olive oil
4-6 garlic cloves pressed with back of knife
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar or fresh
lemon juice (save the lemon itself)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


Cut off spiny tips of artichokes with scissors and cut off the very tops with a knife. Cut off stems.

Gently separate leaves like a flower.

Cut in half lengthwise and remove the hairy part with a grapefruit spoon (leaving the meat intact).

Use the lemons to rub over the tips of the leaves where they were trimmed and put a little lemon juice on the meat.

Preheat your grill.

Fill a big pot with a few inches of water. Add a tablespoon of olive oil, some crushed garlic, the leftover lemon wedges, and sprig of thyme. Place artichokes in water with stem side down. Use some of the marinade, drizzling in between the leaves. Bring to a boil and boil for about 15 minutes until the outer leaves remove fairly easily (as if you were going to eat them at this point).

Remove from water, drain in colander and allow to dry for a little while.

Brush artichokes on outside with ½ of remaining marinade and place on the grill outside down for 3-5 minutes on medium high heat. Baste insides with remaining marinade and flip over for 3-5 minutes. Table seasonings include lemon juice and sea salt.

Alternatively, after the artichokes have drained they can be marinated overnight in the fridge to grill the next day (saves a lot of time at a party!) After grilling, artichokes can be refrigerated and reheated on the grill or in the microwave.

Serves: 3-6

Preparation time: 1/2 hour-45 mins

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