Sunday, March 30, 2008

Bite Me - I'm Organic!

We are not vegetarians but do appreciate good food so trooped down to the Seattle Center yesterday to participate in Seattle's annual VegFest. There were cooking demonstrations, various speakers on health-related topics, cookbooks for sale, and importantly a lot of food. Little bite-size samples of every vegetarian (and vegan!) product out there was given out at tables around a huge room and you wandered through and tried everything you could see. Most of it was good (aka edible), several things were awesome and a few things were (honestly) horrifying.

The most productive part of the experience was the information we got from the Circle Farms booth - this is a local farm that sells what they grow to the city-folk of Seattle. Circle Farms grows the food (organically) then throws together whatever is in season into a family-size box (giving you the option of picking it up every week or bi-weekly). They drive the boxes into the city and drop them off for people to pick up in their neighborhoods. There is lots of variety and many options to change what you get or cancel a box if you're out of town. There is so much good food grown in Washington that it would be a shame not to partake, so we took a brochure and will be signing up shortly.

We ate so much vegetarian food we were a little traumatized so had to eat a big pile of meat for dinner and lunch again today to recover. I think we're ok now. Actually, it was pretty neat to try out all that food.

PS - the title of this post is from a sticker they were handing out at VegFest. My Studly Hubby liked it so much he picked up TWO of them.

4 comments:

Uncle KT said...

That food box idea sounds cool.

MJ said...

And low stress for you guys if they drop it off for you!

Peggy said...

I wish WE had a farmer's market . . . .

uncle bruce said...

Getting farm food dropped off to be picked up is the latest thing, I guess. We signed up for that last year and are doing it again this year. Your auntie M does it too.

We got some interesting items sometimes. But since you don't know what you're going to get in each week's box, it can be hard to plan what to get when you go to the grocery store between boxes.