When it comes to growing and buying fruits and vegetables, we all know that there many ways to go about it. This summer I discovered a new (to me) way of gathering delicious fruits, vegetables, and honey that fits me and my lifestyle perfectly – buying directly from local farms with a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. They are gaining serious local popularity! I chose Wake Robin Farm’s CSA.
I’d like to thank Ryan, Adam, and Amanda of Wake Robin Farm for allowing me to pick their brain on things farming and food related – namely, to understand how a CSA works, why buying local matters, to learn what goes on behind the scenes and to meet the hearts behind the food.
A couple of years ago, I discovered my affinity and affection for thrifting. The discovery coincided with my engagement to JP; getting married meant a new home, and a new home meant I could finally buy home goods. I found myself occasionally strolling into Talize, Value Village, or The Salvation Army, and I discovered that there is great stuff to be found! After a few very successful thrifting trips, I was hooked.
Any loose leaf tea drinkers out there? Me too. I have an entire cupboard dedicated to all things “hot beverage,” and it mainly consists of tea (loose leaf and bagged). Also among the rows and rows of tea sits two trusty thermoses. One for tea and one for tea/coffee. JP laughs because I often point out other thermoses as we stroll through local shops. Because truly, how many thermoses do you need? One for every outfit, I say.
But truly, each one has it’s place – and I humbly offer up a NEW thermos that is my choice for best in show. It’s new to me but I can already tell this will be a long and steep, I mean deep, friendship. Hardy har har. This is the 9 oz Libre Loose Leaf Tea Glass**. I bought mine at a local farmers market.