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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Iowa Valley Food Cooperative Order and Simple Lives Thursday

Greetings!
I'm trying to enjoy the little bit of my maternity leave that is left (sob) by playing around with Ellie and getting absolutely nothing else done.
Except a little baking.  Yesterday I baked another loaf of Grandma Ann's banana bread but added chocolate chips and a streusel topping.


 It was good.
Yesterday I dropped off some granola to the Iowa Valley Food Cooperative and picked up my own order for November.  I thought this would be a good opportunity to show you the kinds of products available through the coop, all of which are local.

 We got a 1/2 lb. of different kinds of garlic for $4.
 2 lbs. of sweet potatoes for $3.20.  (You've watched this, right?)
 Celery root from Grinnell for $3/lb.
 Amazing grass fed beef from Ebersole Cattle Co for $6/lb.  I also had the pleasure of running into Shanen when I dropped my orders off and we had a nice little chat while she fussed over Ellie.  There's just something comforting about knowing and liking the people who grow your food.
 Fresh local spinach for $3, which will be great well into the winter.
 Eggs for $3.25 from Rapid Creek Ranch
 And leeks for $2.50

Total including the 10% coop fee: $27.45.  This produce will last us through the month and will inspire lots of healthy meals.
If you'd like to know more or sign up for the Cooperative, click here and check it out.
FInally, it's Simple Lives Thursday!  Have a look at the featured posts from last week and check out this week's submissions.


Featured Posts from Last Week's Submissions

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Here are our picks from last week's submissions. Thanks to all who participated -- it is always hard to choose!


1. I Don't Like Digging Carrots by Prairie Sunrise Homestead. Marg shares why she's digging up her carrots in November, and who is interestedly watching.


2. 7 Ways to Reduce Corporate Influence in Our Lives by Frugally Sustainable. This blogger finds practical and simple ways to reduce consumerism and still have quality of life. Read how.


3. In Which I Wonder: Are You Kidding Me? by Auburn Meadow Farm. “If you can’t stand the knowledge, then you shouldn’t buy it or eat it.” (Photo credit: Daily Journal, Kankakee, Michigan)




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