Sunday, July 26, 2009

This Week Local Production - Harvest Pasta

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a
product to our line!

Harvest Pasta with Asian Sauce.

Of the 17 ingredients we are currently sourcing
5 locally

zucchini squash- Helsing Junction & Calliope Farm
butterstick squash - Puddleton Farm & Kirsop Farm
carrots - Calliope Farm
garlic - Kirsop Farm
water - of the well.
6 wild crafted dried wild greens
amaranth, dandelion, osha, lambsquarter, mallow & plantain

This Week Local Production - Wraps

This weeks local take - 8 of 15 ingredients

Collards, Beets, Garlic-
our friends at Kirsop Farm

Zucchini - Helsing Junction Farm
Stay tuned for news about the
Annual Helsing Junction Sleep Over!

Dill & Carrots - Calliope Farm

Honey - pixie

Water - well...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

This Week Local Production

Collards, Beets, Zucchini and Dill -
all harvested by my hands at Calliope Farm here in lovely Oly.

Carrots also came from Calliope this week
although I did not harvest them - Megan did.

Garlic - Kirsop Farm in Olympia

Honey - Oly's lovely bee charmers at Pixie Honey

Water - the artesian well of course...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Reading List

We are currently devouring Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver via autobook.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Local Love Salad

What a delicious way to start the spring!
I prepared this Local Salad for a catering gig...

Dino (Italian) Kale - Kirsop Farm
Mirbane (greens) - Stoney Plains Farm
Purple Kale - Our Garden
Lemon Balm - Our Garden
Thai Basil - Left Foot Organic Farm
Purslane - Pigman's Produce Patch
Borage Flowers - Our Garden
Nasturtiums - Our Garden
Red Clover - Our Garden
Garlic - Kirsop Farm
Red & Black Currents - Burnt Ridge Nursery


Thank you so much to all of the farms and farmers that went into creating this meal.
We appreciate your work.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Volley for Food

Raw Alchemy Cafe has TONS of projects
to enhance our community.
Volunteer opportunities & Internships
are currently available
(and filling up fast!)
in addition to doing amazing things for your community
Volunteers also receive some delicious food to take home
Interns are able to receive TESC credit
for their time and energy


Here at RAC we focus on :
Local Agriculture & Food Security
Seed Sovereignty & Self Sustainability
Living Food Preparation
Food Fusion & Herbal Medicine

some current projects include:
Preparing Living Food for the Community, Organizing a Farm to Table Fundraiser,
Organizing a Direct from the Farm Buying Club, Implementing a Free Community
education forum on food and nutrition and nourishing our bodies.

please contact us to find out more

Local Production for Local Consumption

One of the ideas for this blog was to create a place to identify our local sourcing.

This week:
Collard Greens - Kirsop Farm
Garlic - Kirsop Farm
Carrots - Calliope Farm
Zucchini - Calliope Farm
Beets - Calliope Farm
Dill - Calliope Farm
(Side note: My daughter and I were able to go to Calliope Farm to pick up our produce
and this week we were able to harvest all of the beets ourselves. Megan gathered everything else from the field for us. Then Megan and Eraelah planted tiny little lettuce sprouts together. We are getting closer to our seed to belly mission! Eraelah also made a bee line - pun intended - to hug Benjamin Pixie. She loves his honey. She's requests it on a spoon. Just raw honey & a spoon, she knows how to live.)
Raw Honey - Pixie
Well Water - the well.... cause it's in the water, right?

We are so excited to be creating such fresh food! All of the produce we use that can be grown in our climate is being locally sourced right now. We are so grateful to the farmers for growing such delicious food. We also have a working relationship with and have featured food from:
Wobbly Cart Farming Collective
Rising River Farm
Pigman's Organic Produce
Boistfort Valley

If you have a farm here in Oly and are interested in working with us, let us know!