Wednesday, January 09, 2008
New Year's Resolutions Begin To Be Revealed
As part of the attempt to live greener, TFN and I looked into buying a membership in a produce club. Essentially that means that you buy a share in an organic farm, and every week during the growing season you get a share of the produce that comes from the farm (usually something between a 1/2 and a full bushel).
Your membership keeps the farm alive, and you get fresh organic veggies every week. It's definitely something we wanted in on.
Unfortunately, Metro Detroit's nearest produce club-associated farm involves an hour drive. Driving an hour every week to pick up our vegetables would really not do anything to lessen our footprint, especially when we do have the Eastern Market 15 minutes from our house.
On an unrelated note, I have a tip for dining out. If you want to go to a nice restaurant, and you want extra-special service like overly-attentive servers and all sorts of little treats coming from the kitchen "compliments of the chef", then there is a simple way to get this:
1. Make friends with a chef.
2. Have your friend who is a chef move away.
3. When your friend who is a chef comes to visit, go with him to the restaurants where he is friends with their chefs.
4. Voila! Special treatment.
I am now off to make friends with even more chefs...