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!
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!