Caught! buying organic

Holly is my organic farmer. I take very chance I get to buy her homegrown produce, eggs, and more. A few weeks ago a friend of ours noticed that we were buying from the back of a truck at the local coffee shop, Grindhouse, and decided to stop and check out what we were doing.

Later, I received this email from my friend, and it made me chuckle. I thought I’d share it:

I had to share a funny small town story with you.  Last week, Friday, I was coming home from work and saw your husband standing outside of Grindhouse talking to someone who was selling stuff from the back of her SUV.  Not one to miss an opportunity to shop, I quickly pulled in (on two wheels, cause that’s how I drive) to find out what he was buying.  He introduced me to your friend who sells organic produce.  With her help, I purchased mint (for mojitos), asparagus (he told me I would like it), and lemon scones for my family (they didn’t last twenty four hours in my home.)  Anyway, I left with my treasures and by the time I had reached my driveway- I had received four text messages from other forty somethings asking what I was buying and should they stop too!  I hope my celebrity status brings your friend some new business from those friends of mine who know they should be doing the right thing by buying organic, but not sure how to do it.

I love living in a small town for reasons like this. Below are a few more photos taken by Holly. Yum!

If you want to get on Holly’s email list to find out what’s growing for the week, send her a message at

This month my book club is reading Mark Bittman’s Food Matters. Check out the Eco Book Club website here and join us on a 3rd Thursday some time at Oglebay’s Schrader Center at 7pm.

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