2.24.2013

Community. Connection. Creativity.


"The cure for what ails us—both in our bodies and in our nation—can be found in the kitchen. It is a place to rebuild community and connection, strengthen bonds with family and friends, teach life-giving skills to our children, enrich and nourish our bodies and our souls.
In fact, real food can be inexpensive. Choosing simple ingredients, cooking from scratch, shopping at discount club stores, and getting produce from community supported agriculture associations (CSAs) [see BEM GENERAL'S CSA info below], community gardens, or co-ops all build health and community and save money.
I believe in the power of collective intelligence. Within my community are hundreds, if not thousands, of unheralded chefs experimenting with food and creating extraordinary meals and recipes." --Dr. Mark Hyman
[insert artisans, crafters, artists, creative workers] The creative work of my community BLOWS me away! It's one of my MOST favorite things about my work at BEM GENERAL. While I'm on the subject of creativity, doing something creative does not necessarily mean throwing caution to the wind, being impractical, focusing on whimsy and beauty over practicality and function.   To me being creative is often "doing with what is available" whether it's in cooking, home-keeping, farming, educating…whatever our life's work may be. Creatively useful things are often the most beautiful and inspiring to me. Some may call this more innovation than creation, but what we choose to call the process isn't important. What is important is that the process is intuitive and deeply fulfills our desire for self-reliance, for knowing that "by damn, I can make something" whether for fun, whimsy or necessity. Practice doing something intuitive, creative, innovative, see what happens.
"Within our individual and our national communities is the cure for what ails us. We are the answer. We are the revolutionaries who will change the face of food in America and around the world.
In this way—one by one, kitchen by kitchen, community by community—we will take back our health together!" --Dr. Mark Hyman
See the article "Why Cooking Can Save Your Life" by Dr. Mark Hyman from which these excerpts were taken.

{BEM GENERAL CSA 2013}

FULL SHARE:
1 whole pasture raised chicken from Stuart Farm, LLC
2 lbs grass fed, finished ground beef from Moon Dance Farm
1 dozen free range eggs from Riverbluff Farm and Hydrangea Hill Farm
pick up- Bem General front porch every Saturday 9 a.m. June-September                                         price- $464 due by March 1 (payment options available)
HALF SHARE:
1 whole pasture raised chicken from Stuart Farm
2 lbs grass fed, finished ground beef from Moon Dance Farm
1 dozen free range eggs from Riverbluff Farm and Hydrangea Hill Farm
pick up- Bem General front porch every other Sat. 9 a.m. June-September
price- $240 due by March 1 (payment options available)

fruits, veggies and other farm fresh goods available at the front porch market during pick up!
Full Share = 32 lbs. grass fed, finished ground beef, 75-80 lbs. pasture raised chicken, and 16 dozen eggs
Think that's more than you'll need for the summer? Stock your freezer for the winter with the excess!

Message or email me to sign up or answer payment questions. We can't wait to see you on the front porch this summer!


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