The veg box doldrums
March 24, 2007
I’ve said before, a calm and placid frame of mind is essential to fully appreciate the joys of the weekly veg box. Well, this mellow mood is easy to take for granted when you’ve got it, and hard to recapture when you ain’t. The first few months of 2007 have found me and the MC sailing the choppy waters of financial and professional uncertainty. The worthy pumpkins and stolid beetroot of the March veg box have failed to distract us from our workaday worries.
But now I spy calmer waters ahead. And the arrival of spring is promising to make the whole veg box fandangle more a pleasure than a duty, a source of anticipation rather than trepidation. I feel warm sunshiney good times are just over the horizon. And as the clocks go forward, thank god, I feel a resolution coming on… to throw myself wholeheartedly back into the contemplation of all things vegetable.
And as I unloaded this week’s box into the fridge this morning, I felt the urge to sing again – quietly at first, then slowly, slowly building to a crescendo … Onward veg box soldiers, Marching as to war, With the Soil Association, Marching on before….