PSFN’s F2T Team had been fretting a couple weeks ago about the dearth of local produce available this time of year. We joked we were on “the Irish diet” with only potatoes and turnips gracing the pages of our “F2T Local Produce NOW!” fresh sheet. But we forgot that mid-March is a great time to be on the Irish diet! Last week, Catholic Community Services (CCS) purchased its first order of (F2T) produce! Rochelle Carlson, Special Projects Coordinator for CCS, placed and order of 50 lbs of organic yellow boiling potatoes from Ralph’s Greenhouse in Mount Vernon. These potatoes were delivered to CCS’ Auburn and Enumclaw meal sites on Wednesday and to the Redmond meal site on Thursday. What’s better than a St. Patrick’s Day delivery of boiling potatoes?!? The potatoes were prepared the very next day as mashed potatoes with gravy – Yum! Check out these pictures from the CCS deliveries:
Chicken Soup Brigade, another F2T meal-provider partner deserves a special shout-out: they purchased 300 lbs of potatoes from F2T producer Full Circle last week as well! An honorable mention is due to Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, a newer F2T meal-provider partner. Wendy Burdette, Senior Program Manager for Muckleshoot, ordered 50 lbs of potatoes for her meal sites. Stay tuned tomorrow for an exciting post on the Muckleshoot Tribe’s Tribal Cooks Retreat which happened this past weekend! These deliveries pushed PSFN beyond our initial goals of three F2T deliveries to three meal sites by the end of March. It’s only mid-March and we have already had over 9 deliveries to over five different sites! Thanks to our meal-provider and producer partners! If we can make it though March with such gusto from our partners, we have confidence that the remainder of the pilot project will be filled with plentiful F2T deliveries and scrumptious, fresh meals for our senior meal and child care participants!