Our baby was due this week, and I was distracted with other things, so I did not post the picture in time. So: here you go! Foods from Week 40 with our CSA:
It’s easy to think of food, diet and eating as something we should do as opposed to something we enjoy. I would encourage you to not make food decisions from your head, but from your gut. It will be easier, it will illicit a more permanent change, and it will simply be more fun for you! There’s already enough to stress you out with your busy schedule; why add “food choices” as a stressor.
I want to get these pics out there, but if I sit around waiting for a blog idea to pop into my head, it’ll never happen. So: here’s your pic for week 38 (March 22nd – 28th). I also posted a similar entry for Week 37 (March 15th – 21st).
Ok. So, here’s the deal. This is week 37 with the CSA, which means it’s week 37 of my pregnancy. And – frankly – I’ve had more important things on my mind than the meaning of my food.
The days are getting longer. The food is getting greener. And my belly is getting bigger. All these things excite me to no end. They are promises of a full summer. They are promises of birth and renewal. They are foreshadowing of light and warmth.
This week I’d like to take you on a picture tour of the Terry’s Berries CSA and farm store. Enjoy!
It’s week 34 of our CSA adventure, and week 34 of our pregnancy. In pregnancy land, this was the week of the ultrasound, and a lot of my writing juices were absorbed in that preoccupation (blogging pre-ultrasound, blogging post-ultrasound).
When you are at the mercy of the seasons, each time one of your favorite foods comes into season, it seems like a miracle. In the summer, I feel this way about raspberries. I can never eat enough of them, raw, in baked dishes, or fresh off the vine. This week, the Wetzels celebrate cauliflower.
Each week, we receive an email newsletter from our CSA, Terry’s Berries, letting us know where the week’s produce hails from. Washington State has less severe winters than the rest of the country, as does the west coast in general; so much of our produce is either grown in state or stored through the winter.
In Tacoma, there are many farmer’s markets in the summer, and it is amazing how far away some of the vendors travel in order to hawk their wares. It’s amazing how not-local and not-fresh some of the produce can be. Market season is just around the corner again, and what can we do as naïve spenders approaching the tables of different fruits and veggies?
Hi, there! I’m Erin. I’m a crunchy Christian mom and artist. I love to eat local farm food and shop at thrift stores. I blog about our crazy life and baby girl (born April 2011). I love rainbows. My hair is messy. ^_^ I hope you enjoy my blog! (Read More about me here...)