Softball and CSA!

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It’s almost that time of year again. The time my husband asks, “Honey, have you heard any details of that softball game yet?” That softball game that he is referring to is the one where Cheverly East plays against Cheverly West on Cheverly Day. I think it brings out all the inner boy memories of my husband’s childhood from a small town in Kansas. I love it. I love Cheverly Day and love the fact that our town has an east vs west game. When is it you might ask? Noon. No sign up necessary- just show up and play with/against your neighbors. It’s a hoot, seriously. I plan to post more about Cheverly Day all week here on the blog but I felt it necessary (because the deadline date to order is coming up!) to highlight a CSA in town. Jennifer Butler helps organize it and shares more about it below:

CSA

With Spring in full bloom, we are a few weeks from our beloved Community Market kicking off on May 30th. But did you know there are additional options to get your fresh and local veggie and fruit fix? Spiritual Foods CSA, out of Bethesda, does a weekly drop-off on Wednesdays in our neighborhood. This CSA offers 100% locally grown biodynamic and organic produce. Each week’s share is chocked full of what the season has to offer plus includes a half-dozen of eggs and sometimes locally baked breads, raw cheese and/or beans and nuts. Here is a picture of a typical box. Our family has actually spent less money on groceries and eats healthier because of the CSA. They are getting ready to start the summer/fall season. You can sign-up for the whole 26 weeks, or try it out for 6 weeks at a time.  Here is a link to their website for more information http://www.spiritualfoodcsa.org/ and the registration form: http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxzcGlyaXR1YWxmb29kY3NhfGd4OjIxMWRiZDdhMWIzYTY4YjM.

26 weeks costs 1100 so that equals about $42 a week for fresh fruit and veggies. Even though I am growing a small garden in my backyard, I’m planning to participate in this. When you think about it, $40 a week is not bad to spend on your health. I’m sure they will have many fruits and veggies that I would never buy BUT that I should learn how to cook! (yes mom and dad, like beets….) Will you join us? Pick up is every Wednesday at Jennifer’s house on Cheverly Ave. See Jen’s picture above.

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