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over and out . . . for now

I am taking a break.  I am at my limit.  I have had three migraines in the last six days.  I keep remembering additional people who deserve hand written thank you notes . . . and then forgetting  . . . and then not writing any at all.  I blamed my husband when Squish threw up (spit up is too mild an expression for what happened) all over himself and me in our bed at midnight the other night.  They started potty training at Bug's school, and I have nothing close to a game plan for how we will keep up the training at home.  Last, but most certainly not least, I have not slept for more than an hour and a half in a very long time.  

So this blog, which has become part diary, part locker decoration, and part message in a bottle, is on hiatus.  

Check back in a month.  

Over and out.


COMMUNITY NEWS: Local Roots CSA - Winter Season

I just got the following info from Local Roots about their winter CSA . . . enjoy!

Our winter CSA is a great way to provide families with locally grown produce and our winter season features vegetables from our farmer's greenhouses; this means spinach, kale, and swiss chard in the winter season when the season usually only brings us root vegetables. The shares may include everything from vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, grain and beans, juice, cheese, and bread, all based on your preferences and all from regional farms that use healthy growing practices with pick-up in once convenient location. 

The CSA’s unique model is designed to offer greater convenience, product variety, value, and payment flexibility.  The winter season runs from December-February with members paying upfront for 12 weeks as opposed to the 24 weeks in other CSAs.  Membership applications are due November 27, 2011 for locations in Carroll Gardens and Boerum Hill.  Information on products, farms, and how to sign up can be found at

About Local Roots NYC
Local Roots NYC is a new organization dedicated to connecting New York City with local farmers and their food through CSA programs.  Local Roots NYC hosts bi-monthly supper clubs and provides recipes, and other tips to make cooking at home easier.  More information can be found at

About CSA
CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture, allows city residents to have access to fresh produce grown by a regional farmer.  CSA members purchase a “share” of produce from a local farm.  Shares of produce are brought to the same site for members to pick up each week.  By joining a CSA, members learn what foods are in season in the North East, support small, local farmers, discover new varieties of produce, try out new recipes, eat healthier, and reconnect with their food.