On the road again..

 

Every week I’m thinking about what’s in season, what kinds of produce my customers are cooking and are interested in cooking. What new varieties of produce do I have the pleasure of introducing to folks daring to try something new! I want the people who  find themselves at Daily Organics to have an adventure, to awaken their taste buds to new possibilities, to fall in love with cooking and sharing! Generally speaking, we’ve fallen into a pattern of fast food, fast living and eating on the road. Where is the love in that? Taking a few paces back we have the opportunity to slow it down, just a little. Taking some “me” time, participating in the life sustaining ritual of nourishment! You know what’s in your food when you prepare it yourselves, and  taking the time to prepare a meal, you can actually taste all the flavors and want to share! Slow food is good food! This is what Daily Organics is about, empowering folks think about what they put in their bodies and having a healthier relationship with their food. It’s a good thing! 
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Daily Organics Turns Two years!!!!!

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Two years ago I participated in a Cornerstone Theater production of, Seed, A weird Act of Faith”, Written by Sigrid Gilmer. In this play I learned many things, one of which was the term,FOOD DESERT.
I hadn’t realized that I actually lived in one. It then dawned on me that the availability of healthy food options were as scarce today as they were 60 plus years ago growing up in the same area and that very little if anything was being done about it.There were policy discussions and complaints from folks about the unwillingness for stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods to build in our community, but nothing else was being addressed unless one considers another chicken or burger joint cause celeb.

I had a truck, three hundred bucks and a crazy idea that I COULD and WOULD DO! something. Standing on the corner of 28th and St. Andrews, I gave away produce for the entire afternoon. The next weekend folks returned with their wallets and re-usable bags.
Armed with a small team of DOERS! (You know who you are), Daily Organics was born. YOU supported this crazy idea appreciating that you could walk to the end of your block and purchase organic produce! YOU voted with your dollars! YOU have continued to support Daily Organics(2 years)and have spread the word. YOU raised funds for another truck when Rusty was stolen so that I can continue to serve you. YOU have shared your laughter, stories, hugs, coffee on cold mornings and your love. Without YOU and my crazy idea, it would be just another day in the neighborhood, but because of YOU, it’s a BEAUTIFUL day in the neighborhood, and a healthier one in so many ways! YOU are DOERS! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your belief in me and what I’m DOING!
We’re growing and couldn’t have done it without YOU!
Onward and Upward!! Doin it for ourselves 2 years and counting!