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Thursday, August 01, 2013

So, Hometown Harvest - I just gave a quick update last night. It's really cool! There isn't a sign-up fee of any kind, you just have to create an account so you can fill your "bag" and get worked in to their routes. There are no pre-paid shares or season commitments. They deliver 52 weeks a year and you can customize. They guarantee 100% non-GMO, pesticide-free, antibiotic-free with fairly treated workers plus they demand certified human, pasture-raised animal products which are minimally processed with no additives or chemical preservatives. During off season, they primarily rely on local growers with greenhouses or some out-of-area organic farms; but always try to minimize distance. From everything I've read and the more I learn, I think this is going to be a really great investment for our family. If you're in the MD/DC/VA area, I recommend looking in to it!

For us, our bag this week will have corn, kale, donut peaches, yellow peaches, yukon gold new potatoes, mixed squash, heirloom tomatoes, rainbow carrots, lemons, limes and salsa. Most of it I know what to do with; but if you've got any suggestions for squash or kale, I'd love to hear them! Our first delivery is on Wednesday. I can hardly wait!
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Had a super busy day today in the lab. It's good though, I hate being bored! Hope you all are having a spectacular week! Spark on my friends!

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    Sounds like a great program!
    1666 days ago
    Wow...I wish they had something like that here in FL. They do have plenty of farmer's markets though and I'm really thinking of displaying my jewelry there this year again if I can muster up the energy! Hopefully I'll be a LOT lighter on my feet by then! emoticon

    I posted a mosh delish recipie for Kale chips on 7/24/13 on my Summer Challenge blog they aren't bad and of course are MUCH better than regular chips...check it! emoticon
    1666 days ago
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    That sounds amazing! emoticon
    1667 days ago
    I wonder if we have that around here. I have a small garden area but it doesn't grow enough to sustain us year round. It's such a great idea! I'm excited too!

    My friend eats a lot of kale... well drinks it. She makes juices with it in it. They are a disgusting color of green. Ick! LOL I'll ask her if she has any ideas.

    1667 days ago
    1668 days ago
    I'm definitely telling my daughter-in-law to look into this. Sounds fabulous. I buy fresh kale from the local farmer's market to put into my green smoothies (kale is supposedly one of the most antioxidant-packed veggies ever made). Put 2 big leaves (minus the stem) into blender with almond milk and add a handful of spinach, a banana, some blueberries and 4-5 strawberries. Yum!!!!

    The only way I like kale cooked is mixed with some turnip greens--seasoned and boiled til limp.
    1668 days ago
    That sounds so neat!
    1668 days ago
    Wow - that sounds awesome! I will have to look that up too! Thanks!
    1668 days ago
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