It’s not exactly the easiest thing to accomplish, especially if you are going to be real militant about it. Nevertheless, for those of us living in the Shanghai area who like to cook at home, there is an option.
For a reasonable fee, BioFarm will deliver a box of fresh vegetables and tofu each week right to your door. The boxes come in 3 sizes, so you can control how much you receive if you are just one person, or a small family. The medium size starts at RMB 99/week, and is delivered free!
In my last few boxes I’ve been getting a variety of green vegetables, from baby broccoli to some EPIC Chinese Cauliflower (see pic), purple carrots, and lots of lettuce and celery. It’s really worth it, especially if you’re concerned about where your produce is coming from. In this case, its a small, super local 100-acre operation near the Pudong airport.
If you’re not sure what to do with your organic purple carrots and broccoli, here’s what I did, and it was DELICIOUS.
-Wash and peel your purple carrots. Chop them into one inch bites. Chop brocolli florets into small chunks.
-Toss both with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic salt, lemon pepper, and bake in the oven (the small, standard China toaster oven works fine) at 225 C for about 30 minutes.
-When it comes out of the oven sprinkle with fresh parmesan and juice a lemon over it. ENJOY!