We will be taking bread there every Friday and would like to start an addition to the donation program. There are some items you may have at home that can be donated at our weekly pick-ups on Wednesdays. Mercy House and the families in the Refugee Resettlement Program are in need of some specific items that can go from your closet or kitchen directly into the hands of someone who needs it. Here's a current list of some things they need right away:
- Pajamas - men, women -large appreciated, children 7-18 years
- Winter clothing, especially for children 7-18 years. Hats, scarves, gloves, snowboots/wear, sweaters, coats...
- Toiletries - New toothbrushes, deoderant, toothpaste, shaving cream, lotions, brushes/combs, etc.
- Underwear (new, obviously!)
- Food! Fresh is definitely appreciated, especially in winter; we'll deliver non-perishables too
The proper humidity and heat must be maintained daily. Farmers are getting things done, even in all this ever-lovin' snow! We're helping to market Jon's CSA this year - I'll be documenting his growing season and creating a new blog for him. He's got an innovative punch card system that allows you to buy into the farm in $100 increments - each $100 = $112 in produce and you can pick what you like or get a "farmer's choice" bushel of bounty from the fields each week. You can purchase more than one punch card at a time - now is when farmers need your advance support! Email him if you'd like to know more about it: email@example.com. Joining Jon's CSA now means supporting more fresh produce for those in need this upcoming season. It's not too early to start thinking about fresh tomatoes! We can tell you from experience that Jon's produce is stellar, and he grows a ton of different vegetables (plus they raise pigs). The corn last year was unreal!
p.s.: 100% New York Organic White is in! We have a tiny bit of Greenmarket Whole Wheat to finish up - then we start using our 90% NY grown WW. We're now using 60% locally grown and milled organic grains. This is a major step forward for us!