I think about food. A lot. According to Martha yesterday, if our home were a government bureaucracy, Mama would be the "Minister of Gastronomical Intelligence & Immunological Defense." Which certainly gives appropriate meaning to the days when nourishing each of us 3-4x is all I can accomplish. This week, with Daddy in LA on business, has been filled with such days. While the boys are young (& I'm home with them), it is my self-appointed full time job to research, source, prepare & enforce the consumption of organic, whole foods. Unprofessionally. Haphazardly. Not an "urban homestead" by a long-shot.
Part of my aim in writing here is to share the knowledge/resources that help me work smarter. Farmer's markets require more time/money than we have accessible. We want the flexibility of a weekly/monthly food budget rather than putting down cash at the beginning of each growing season. So I'm becoming a drop site/delivery girl for our CSA, Horse & Buggy Produce. There are several sizes of produce shares, you can add A La Carte items or additional shares (meat, cheese, eggs, etc) online & they're added to your box each week. For extra flexibility, you can put your share on hold while out of town & can cancel anytime with no penalty.
If anyone who lives or works East End/Downtown RVA wants to join our drop site, sign up online for the normal JCC drop site, choose a share size & put my name in the notes section so they'll know to switch your pickup location when it's all official next week. Because the boys are still small, we make do with a "Basic Weekly" share & will also begin a weekly fruit share in July. Delivery day is Thursday, late afternoon (4.30-6.30.) I'm excited to support both local agriculture & our beloved community's health!