Tuesday, December 8, 2009

LAST ORDER OF THE YEAR......... Dec 16th!



Regular Shares
Russett Baking Potatoes
Cranberries
Mangos
Jonagold Apples
Yellow Onions
Pineapple
Cilantro
Roma Tomatoes
Broccoli

*1/2 shares will not include broccoli

Fruit Shares
Granny Smith Apples
Lemons
Bananas
Juicing Oranges
Kiwi

Monday, December 7, 2009

Rock On Australia




Did you know that Bundanoon Australia has ban the sale of bottled water? This has help reduce more then "456,000 barrels of oil required to produce, package, transport, and refrigerate the nearly 600 million liters of bottled water Aussies consume each year- not to mention the 60,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere", and to meet all of those thirsty Aussies needs stores cleared their coolers and began selling reusable bottles, and installed filtered water drinking fountains.

-Rachel Dowd
Vegetarian Times

Cranberry Salsa

We have a new and exciting recipe for you to try that was submitted to us by one of our members. With the upcoming holidays, this will may a great festive appetizer, to serve your guests. Give it a try...you may just have found keeper!!

Cranberry Salsa
1 16 oz bag fresh cranberries
6 green onions
1 or 2 jalapenos(seeded and finely chopped)
1/2 cup cilantro
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp oil
juice of 1 lime

Pulse all ingredients in your food processor till roughly blended; serve with tortilla chips, wheat thins or over pork. Also taste delicious served over cream cheese. Enjoy!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Local Satsuma Oranges

Hello Everyone!!!

This is the time of year for Citrus. I'm sure you've driven by a yard or two with lots of oranges, ripening on the tree. Well, if your anything like me, you just wish you can pick one off and eat it right there...juices dripping down.

Back on track...we have found a local grower, one of my neighbors, who has a mini orchard of Satsuma Trees. They are juicy and delicious!! They are similar to the little cuties in the store but taste better. They peel extremely easy and have minimal seeds, if any to fuss with. These oranges have not had to be treated with absolutely anything and the only fertilizer he puts down is a vegetable based fertilizer in the spring. I have to stop my kids from eating them all and save some for tomorrow!!

They are $.99 lb. If you'd like us to reserve some for you, just send us a quick email...these little gems won't last too long. They are picking the trees today and we will have them available for pick-up tomorrow (Dec 2).

Monday, November 23, 2009

Yummy Produce for Dec 2nd!!!

Regular Shares

Romaine Lettuce
Beefstake Tomato's
Kale
Cabbage
Jonagold Apples
Juicing Oranges
Bell Peppers
Beets
Garlic
Fruit Shares

Red Grapes
Grapefruit
Bosc Pears

Friday, November 20, 2009

Organic Local Pecans Are Here!!!


Our Wonderful Local Pecans arrived today and our ready for your holiday!!

They're fresh and
have a rich taste that is simply wonderful

Don't miss out get your pre-order in, because we only ordered so many


They're priced at $4.99 per pound, and well have samples
during the next distribution

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Yummy Bags Are Full of Goodness


Reg Share
Yellow Onions
Baby Carrots
Celery
Fresh Cranberries
Broccoli
Pineapple
Cucumbers
Apples, Golden Del
Sweet Potatoes

Fruit
Mangos
Strawberries
Bananas
Navel oranges

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Holiday Picks

Hello Healthy CoOp Members,

With the holidays approaching many of us are getting ready to share a good meal with family & friends and while the CoOp can't provide you with the turkey........wait a min......why yes! yes we can provide you with the turkey!
Meat orders are due next Monday Nov 9th.


As I was saying...we can't provide you with exactly everything that you may need for your feast, however if there are any items that you would like to see during the next distribution, please let us know so we can include that item(s) in our holiday selection. We do plan to include many traditional items in this next selection, and many extra items to buy.

Thanks 4 Continuing to make our CoOp a huge Success!

How to Cut and De-Seed a Pomegranate

I'm sure many of you may have some questions about the latest edition to our fruit shares. Those odd looking red jewels are a power house of vitamins, minerals and most importantly cancer fighting antioxidants.

In this link you will find out the best way to cut, use and store the delicious seeds. And yes they are edible and a good source of fiber.

http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_cut_and_de-seed_a_pomegranate-print-photo/

Enjoy!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Yummy Produce For Nov 4th


Regular Shares

Butternut Squash
Honey Crisp Apples
Zucchini
Green Bell Peppers
Red Leaf Lettuce
Lemons
Pluots
Grape Tomatoes
Russet Potato

Fruit Shares

Pomegranates
Juicing oranges
Black Grapes
Persimmons

Extra Items for Sale:
Drum roll please ......strawberries the prices will be determined by the amount

*we hope to have these items in our shares but they may change due to unavailablity. Also we will be selling fresh garlic by the pound. Did you know that Garlic is a natural antibactirial and antiviral herb that can help knock out colds virus and flu. It is a staple in my pantry as well as the of the first things we turn in the medicine cabinet.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Recipes for Pumpkins

Have you gotten a chance to use your pumpkin? Do you have a recipe you'd like to share with the coop? Send it over!!! Here are 2 that I have made from mine. I didn't waste any time. I love the fall and all the availability of fall squash.

First cut pumpkin in 1/2 and separate seeds. Save if you'd like to season with salt and roast them. They have a high nutrient count and they are yummy. Nextcut the rind off the pumpkin and cut the pumpkin into small 2" pieces. Steam. I did mine in my rice cooker. Once tender, mash and use in your recipes. You can also freeze and use at a later time.

Pumpkin Butter
yield: 4 half pint jars

INGREDIENTS
3 c. pumpkin puree
3/4 cup apple juice
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 cups sugar, (I use 1 cup)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg


DIRECTIONS

Combine pumpkin, apple juice, spices, and sugar in a large saucepan; stir well. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened. Stir frequently. Spoon hot pumpkin mixture into hot jars, filling to within 1/4 inch from top. Remove air bubbles; wipe jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw on bands. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. You do not need to can them. You can just cool the pupmkin butter and keep in the fridge for about a week or share some with a friend.

Turkey Pumpkin Chili
I made this Friday night and it was very good. Can't taste the pumpkin too much but it lends a nice mild flavor and creamy type texture. I omitted the jalapenos for the kids. :) Enjoy!!


Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil (I used coconut oil)
1 small yellow onion, chopped,
1 green bell pepper,(I used Red bell)
2 jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 pound ground white or dark meat turkey(I used chopped chicken breast)
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with their liquid
1 3/4 cup pumpkin purée
1 cup water
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, jalapeños and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add turkey and cook until browned. Add tomatoes, pumpkin, water, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low then add beans. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes more. Ladle chili into bowls and serve.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Yummy Bags for Oct 21rd!!



Regular Shares
Granny Smith Apples (Carmel apples)
Carrots (party tray)

Spinach (spinach dip)
Broccoli (party tray)

Pumpkin Pie Pumpkins (pumpkin pie)
Avocado (guacamole dip)

Cilantro (guacamole dip & use on top of fish before baking)

Black Grapes
*Bonus Item* Red Bell Peppers

Fruit Shares


Pinova Apples (good for apple pie, or baked apples with brown sugar & cinnamon)
Pluots
Lemons (freshly squeezed lemonade or lemon pie)

Kiwi


Special Treat For All Who Order (:>} and it's not produce :o}

*please note that this is what we hope to have in our shares for the next order...it may change due to unavailability of some items.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hello Volunteers,
I can not even begin to tell you how much you are appreciated today. This was by far the only day that Kim and I have encountered that "what are we doing to ourselves feeling?" It was a super crazy hectic day and you all just saw that and jumped right in...especially the ones who were not even signed up to help. Wow!! God's mercy is upon us because had you all not been there....we could of not pulled this meat and produce coop today. Thank you from the bottom of my sincere heart...and that includes Kim too!
F.Y.I.
Being able to just sit for the last 20 mins...I changed my mind about ever doing meat again. LOL However we will just make sure that we have 2 separate teams if they fall on the same day.
Well, thank you again. I hope you all have a great week and we will see each other again in 2 weeks!
Blessings,
Michelle

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Yummy Bags for Oct 7th!!


Regular Shares
Grape Tomatoes
Red Leaf Lettuce
Red Pears
Red Grapes
Red Potatoes
Radishes
Red Plums
Red Onions
Red Delicious Apples

Fruit Shares
Nectarines
Grapefruit
Oranges

*You know how babies who eat lots of carrots and squash turn orange?? You all are part of an experiment to see if all our members will turn red. Just Kidding!

Click on the link for more cool things about RED FRUITS & VEGGIES



Thursday, September 24, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Produce for Sept. 23rd


Regular Shares
Eggplant
Fuji Apples
Cauliflower
Cucumbers
Carrots
Avocado
Sweet Potatoes
Pineapple
Spinach
acorn Squash


Fruit Shares
Red pears
Nectarines
Mango
Banana

*please note that some items may not be available so there may be changes

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Awww the Good Stuff




For many years now my favorite comics have been Baby Blues.......well I think I've found a new favorite. Recently I was introduced to the oh so witty, educational & entertaining comics by Andy Labershane and let me say that they have been a pure pleasure. Any way I hope you enjoy the comic and please check out Andys blog for more of the good stuff, you'll be happy you did.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Shares for Sept 9th

Regular Shares

Potatoes
Yellow Onions
Cabbage
Lemons
Red Grapes
Broccoli
Kiwi
Grape Tomatoes
Green Leaf Lettuce


Fruit Shares

Pineapple
Peaches
Oranges
Grapefruit

Friday, August 28, 2009

Need a recipe for apricots??

I made an Apricot Crisp yesterday for dessert and it was tuely a hit!!! Apricots will continue to ripen on the counter and bruise extremely easy. Keep in the refridgerator for longer storage. If you still have your apricots and need to do something with them...try this recipe.

Apricot Crisp

6 apricots, seeded and cut into quarters
1 Tbp cornstarch
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups oatmeal
2/3 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup pecans

Gently combine apricots with cornstarch and 1/4 cup sugar. Place into an 8x8 pan. Cut the butter into the flour and then add the rest of the ingredients. Bake at 350* for about 30 mins or until golden brown and bubbly. Let rest a bit and serve straight or with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream! It sweetness yet tanginess from the aprcots make it a lovery dessert for the end of summer. Enjoy!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Yummy Bags for Aug 26th

Regular Shares
Cucumbers
Beefstake Tomatos
Romaine Lettuce
Bunch Spinach
Celery
Cantaloupe
Braeburn Apples
Carrots
Apricots

Fruit Shares
Green Grapes
Oranges
Lemons
Bananas

*FYI...items may change if they are not available to us.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

What Will Be In Our Yummy Bags...8-12....



The Plan
Regular Shares
Red Leaf Lettuce
Spinach or Kale
Red Grapes
Peaches
Red Bell Peppers
Cauliflower
Red Potatoes
Juicing Oranges
Cilantro

Can You Smell the Breakfast Burritos

Fruit Shares
Grapefruit
Mango(s)
Pluots
Apples

Extras For Sale: Pineapple.........& Garlic Bulbs

Friday, July 31, 2009

NON-GMO Shopping Guide

Get your Non-Gmo Shopping Guide to help you find and avoid GMO.


How to avoid brands made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM) of food involves the laboratory process of artificially inserting
genes into the DNA of food crops or animals. The result is called a genetically modified organism or GMO. GMOs can be engineered with genes from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals, or even humans. Most Americans say they would not eat GMOs if labeled, but unlike most other industrialized countries, the U.S. does not require labeling.

Click the following link to get your Non-GMO Shopping Guide. It is designed to help reclaim your right to know about the foods you are buying, and help you find and avoid GMO foods and ingredients.

Quick Guide
http://www.seedsofdeception.com/DocumentFiles/144.pdf

Detailed Guide
http://www.responsibletechnology.org/GMFree/Non-GMOShopping/ShoppingGuide/index.cfm




Tuesday, July 21, 2009

You Be the Judge.....GMO

http://www.livevideo.com/video/Smokescreen/4BCE1905DA474B18981B8917CADE307E/hidden-dangers-in-kids-meals-.aspx

Monday, July 20, 2009

Shares fo July 29th

Regular Shares
Broccoli
Fuji Apples
Green Leaf Lettuce
SugarBaby Tomatoes
Green Beans
Radishes
Nectarines



Fruit Shares
Bosc Pears
Pineapple
Plums

*smaller amount of people=smaller variety of fruits and veggies* :(

Friday, July 17, 2009

Carrots...Carrots...Carrots!!!

Carrot, Peach and Fresh Thyme Smoothie
6 medium carrots
2 fresh peaches,peeled
1 orange, juiced
1/2 cup water, very cold
2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
Directions:
Process the carrots in a juicer & use the resulting juice for this drink. In a blender process all ingredients until smooth. Or if you have a powerful blender...just throw everything in and blend. It's wonderful!!

Carrot Casserole
2 cups cooked carrots,mashed
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 eggs
1/2-1 cup butter,softened
1 dash cinnamon
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients together and put into a two quart casserole dish. Bake 15 minutes at 375 degrees. Reduce oven to 350 degrees and bake for 45 minutes. Edges will be golden brown.
* Great recipe for those that don't like veggies...it's a nice sweet side

Bistro Carrot Salad
from: Vegetables Every Day by Jack Bishop
This simple grated salad is a standard in French homes and restaurants. A little minced tarragon works especially well with the sweetness of the carrots, but parsley is fine. Serve this salad as is or spooned over some tender leafy lettuces.
SERVES 4 AS A FIRST COURSE OR SIDE DISH

1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
4 medium carrots (about 3/4 pound), peeled
1 tbsp minced fresh tarragon or parsley leaves

1. Whisk the lemon juice and oil together in a large bowl. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.
2. Grate the carrots using the shredding disk of a food processor or the large holes on a box grater.
3. Stir the carrots into the vinaigrette. Stir in the tarragon and serve immediately.

Thank You Melissa M. for sharing this one with the coop!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What Will Be In Our Yummy Bags 7/15


Regular Share
Celery
Lemons
Sweet Potatoes
Plums
Blueberries
Carrots
Zucchini
Cabbage
Green Onions

Fruit Shares
Peaches
Kiwi
Cantaloupe
Bananas
*Oranges*

Extras for sale
Cantaloupe & Green Onions

Saturday, July 4, 2009




HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE!!!!






Monday, June 22, 2009

What Do Bar Codes Mean?


Question of the day can the first 3 digits a barcode indicate the country of origin? For example 471 is Made in Taiwan.
690-692 then it is MADE IN CHINA .
00 - 09 USA & CANADA
30 - 37 FRANCE
40 - 44 GERMANY
47 ... Taiwan
49 JAPAN
50 UK

Drum role please.........the answer is no, not always. If a company has it's packaging headquarters in Mexico but all their products are shipped in from Africa, then the bar code will state that the product is from Mexico.


Friday, June 19, 2009

Yummy Bags July1

OH What a treat what we plan to have in our shares for this go round.

Regular Share
Red Leaf Lettuces
Peaches
Red Grapes
Tomatoes
Cucumbers

Onions
Broccoli
Spinach

Fruit Shares
Honeydew
Blueberries
Oranges


We have a couple changes. We will be selling local heirloom tomatoes, eggs, honey & honeydew melon.

Something Yummy & Unique

Super Quick Recipe

Mint & Vanilla flavored sugar taste delicious in tea, coffee and many recipes.
This is how to create the mint flavored sugar.
First layer the fresh and dry leaves on a layer of granulated sugar. Cover with another layer of sugar. Continue layering until the container is full. Cover tightly and store for about one month.
For vanilla take take two fresh vanilla beans and place in a jar of sugar. For the first few days continue to stir the mixture. Seal for about a month.

Enjoy

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Local, Local, Local!!!

Great New!!
I just recently heard from what will hopefully be our local farmer and he stated that he is expecting "tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, banana peppers, and maybe some squash" to be ready during the next time we order. So maybe just maybe we will be able to add a few local veggies to our next shares.
Keep Your Fingers Crossed!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Yummy Bags for 6/10


Regular Shares $25
Braeburn Apples
Cantaloupe
Baby Carrots
Red Potatoes
Red Onions
D'Anjou Pears
Iceberg Lettuce
Cucumbers
Kale

Fruit Shares $13
Green Grapes
Blueberries
Plums or Pluots

*just a note to mention that we may have to change our list if certain things become unavailable. Thank you for understanding.

Friday, May 29, 2009

A Big Thank You to Our Members





Thanks You Guys for Helping to make this CoOp a true success. As we are still in our formative stage, it is our goal to continue to make things better and we're always brain storming about ideals to make it better. We welcome any ideas, extra brown paper bags, and extra smiles.

We Are All The Future,


Kim & Michelle

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Yummy Bags for May 27th


Produce Shares $25
Green Bell Peppers
Grapes/Red or Green or Both:-}
Yams
Green Leaf Lettuce
Beefsteak Tomatoes
Zucchini
Cauliflower
Oranges
Bananas
Green Onions


Fruit Shares $13
Red Pears
Peaches
Cantaloupe
Lemons

We have Extras For Sale_-_-_-_-_

15 pounds of Yummy Lemons @ $1.50 per lbs (you don't have to buy all 15)
6 Cantaloupe $2.75 each on sale

*possibility of swapping items is likely in the event that there isn't something available. We'll post it as soon as we know of a change.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Were Now Taking Meat Orders

Were Now Taking Meat orders*

The order Deadline is May 20, 2009

Please go to Fransfryers.com select your items and email the order to us.

There is a $20 refundable deposit required and a $5 CoOp fee that isn't due until you

actually have your order. Please get your order in early!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember our email address is: healthyhabbitscoop@gmail.com

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Recipes to Try!

I LOVE this Cabbage salad. It has soooo much crunch and the dressing is yummy!

CABBAGE SALAD WITH RAMEN NOODLES
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 small head cabbage - chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 sm. carrots, grated

Topping
2 pkg. uncooked Ramen noodles (broken)
1/2 c. sunflower seeds
1 pkg. slivered almonds
1/2 c. walnuts, chopped
1/2 c. butter

Brown noodles, sunflower seeds, nuts in butter; set aside.

DRESSING
1.2 c. salad oil
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt


Mix until well blended. Add dressing cabbage salad 15 to 20 minutes before serving. Will get soggy if not eaten soon after.


Watermelon Beet Juice
----------------------------
I know this recipe sounds odd however it is really tasty and healthy for you. It's a good way to try beets. Since I created it...I don't have measurement values. Adjust to taste.

Blender filled with chopped, seeded watermelon
1 med size raw Beet, peeled and cut in 1/2
2 cups of ice
2 tbsp raw cane sugar, agave nectar, or honey(or adjust to taste)

Put all ingredients in blender and blend well. It should be kind of slushy. My family loves this recipe. Try it and see if you like it!!!





Saturday, May 2, 2009

What Will Be In Our Yummy Bags on May 13th


Produce Shares
Peaches
Spinach
Romaine Lettuce
Fuji Apples/ Red Delicious
Onions
Cabbage
Red Beets
Grapefruit
Grape tomatoes


Fruit Shares

Watermelon
Kiwi
Mango

Sunday, April 19, 2009

??What will be In Our Yummy Bags on 4/29 ????


Green Lettuce
Beefsteak tomatoes
Broccoli
Cucumber
Avocado
Cilantro
Bosc pears
oranges
Green Apples


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

************FRUIT SHARES************

We are please to announce that we will be offering fruit shares at $13

Pineapples
Strawberries
Peaches :o}
banana's


In order to make our fruit share's work we have to have a min of 12 families so keep your fingers crossed for us :-}

------------------------------Recipe Ole Recipe--------------------------

Do You Still Have Potatoes & Carrots???
Here's one you might really like, it's quick, easy & delicious
It's Called
:

Curried Potatoes

1 1/2 Tbs. safflower oil
2 medium onions, diced (3 cups)
3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
3 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces (1 cup)
3 Tbs. curry powder
1 15-oz. can black beans (drained)
3 medium tomatoes, canned or coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
1/2 jalapeño chiles, seeded and finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, and cook until onions are soft and translucent. Stir in potatoes, carrots, and curry powder, and cook 4 minutes.
  2. Add beans, tomatoes, broth, jalapeño, vinegar, and 1 cup water; season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer 45 minutes, or until potatoes are flaky and carrots are cooked through, stirring occasionally.
Serve Over Brown Rice

Monday, April 6, 2009

Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

Do you all still have zucchini left from your bags? Here's a good recipe if you've got a sweet tooth. I try to use as much organic ingredients as possible and I normally cut the sugar back by 1 cup...do it on most things...and it still came out fine. However you may want to try it once first the way it calls and maybe later make adjustments.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

4 eggs, beaten
3 c. sugar
1 c. canola oil
3 1/2 Tbsp. good cocoa powder
1 tsp. salt
3 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3 c. grated zucchini(about 2 medium)
1 c. chopped walnuts, optional

Preheat oven to 350*. Blend first 4 ingredients well. In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients. Add to the egg mixture but only mix until just incorporated. Don't over mix. Next fold in zucchini and nuts. Pour into 2 greased and floured bread pans and bake for about 35 to 40 mins, until cake tester comes out clean.

Makes 2 loavesEnjoy!!! If you have any recipes that you'd like to share with the group or want to have us post on the blog, please email it to us. We'd love to have it!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

What Will Be In Our Yummy Bags on April 15th




Lettuce
Carrots
Potatoes
Bell Peppers
Yellow Onion
Mango
Pineapple
Golden Delicious Apples
Celery
*Bonus Strawberries*

Oops almost forgot......honey will be available on the day of pick up




Did you know Earth Day is April 22, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Ole Happy 1st Day




We had an awesome 1st day Thanks to all of YOU, and our totally cool volunteers, Kate, Bridget, and our small helpers :-}
Thank You guys so much for helping us to provide this opportunity within our community. Both Michelle & I are totally excited about the new options to come. In our next yummy bags we're hoping to offer half bags (which is basically half the produce) and fruit bags. We will also be offering local honey, and eggs.

Again,
Thank You Guys!!!!

Kim

Monday, March 30, 2009

Distribution Day

Hello Healthy Families!!
The day has finally arrived with much anticipation. Our orders will be in, this Wednesday April 1st. YEA!!! Ok...this email is not only a reminder but also has a couple important updates.

We do have more families than we first thought we'd have. Thank you Lord...it is a good thing!! Because of that, we will need extra prep time to ensure everyone's bags are ready to go, at pick-up time. So....our original time to pick up will be delayed by 30 mins. The pick up time will be from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Please be sure to make it during that time. Any unpicked up bags will be taken to my house and will need to be picked up there.
Michelle has spoken to several people about special arrangements to pick up in Katy or later on at church Wednesday evening. If you are one of these people, or you need to make arrangements for special delivery....please send a reminder email!!! If you don't respond to this email, we'll see you during pick up time.

We look forward to meeting alot of you in person.

Kim & Michelle

Sunday, March 15, 2009

What Will Be In Our Yummy Bags!!!!


What will be in our "Yummy Bags" on April 1, 2009

Spinach
Romaine, Lettuce
Apples
Carrots
Yams
Zucchini
Grape Tomatoes
Oranges
Green Beans
Kiwi

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Intoduction Infomation

Hello Healthy Families of Houston, TX. Welcome, and thanks for visiting our Coop Blog!

The coop was created by two really awesome ladies Michelle Hernandez, and myself Kimberly Perry, in hopes of providing you with yummy produce from local farmers who grow in an organic way, and from certified organic farmers who may not be so local.


Our Goals


There are several goals of the Coop besides keeping a smile on our face. However two of the most important are to provide families with a large variety of pesticide free fruits and veggies and the second goal is to provide families with as much produce for their money as possible.

How This Works


Right now our bags cost $25 for two bags of produce and there is a $20 yearly member fee (or less then $2 a month). Included in your membership you will receive four coop bags that will be recycled every time you pick up your new bags. The fruits & veggies will be randomly chosen and a list of the produce will be provided to you each week here on the blog:-}
To become a member just send us an email letting us know your interested in joining and wait for an email confirmation. After your confirmation just mail in your member ship fee, along with your payment for your produce bags and show up :-}

When to Pick Up


The produce will be distributed every other Wednesday at Bridgepoint Bible Church, which is located at 13277 Katy Freeway Houston, Texas 77079.

Currently the tentative time is between 12-1:30, (but may change we'll keep you posted)
We'll be located in the kitchen of the church, located in gym.

As you enter the building, place your previous set of coop bags in our large coop box, and proceed to pick up your new bags. They will have your name on them, unless were using a brown paper bag.

Currently our first order due date is March 24, 2009 and our very first pick up date will be on April 1 2009.
Before leaving please check out with Michelle and place your order for next time, and that's it.

Payments:

All orders must be pre-paid via, check, cash or paypal (note: Our paypal account is still under construction)

-Please make checks out to Michelle Hernandez or Kim Perry and all checks can be mailed to: Michelle Hernandes 22938 Provincial Blvd Katy, TX. 77450

-Please add an additional $1 to all paypal payments.

-As of now a limited amount of deliveries will be available within a few miles of the church for
one additional dollar, this service is geared towards helping families with infants, senior citizens & mobility impaired families or individuals.

* Extra produce is always expected to be available so if you missed the order date or your just looking for a few extra items you may be in luck


Problems:

If your allergic to a particular fruit or veggie please let us know and well be more then happy to exchange that item.

If you just don't like an item please let us know and well be more then happy to substitute that item.

If ever you have a problem with your bag please let us know as soon as possible, and we'll try our best to make everything alright for you. We ask that you look in your bags before you leave to make sure everything looks great.

If your running really late or won't be able to pick up please try and call us. We can either leave the produce in the church kitchen or arrange for pick up to be made at one of the coop leaders homes.

Additional Info:


-Brown paper bags will be used if you forget your coop bag
-If there's any type of fruit or veggie that you would like to have please send us an email
-If you need more then 4 bags, additional bags can be purchased or you can use one of your own
-We can always use an extra hand so please volunteer
-In the future we hope to offer half bags & fruit bags as well, along with other cool health
items at discount prices.
-If you have a delivery and your not going to be home please place an iced cooler out side your door
-If the Wednesdays aren't working for you please let us know, were working with a partner
coop who offers a Saturday coop
-Often times we may have to exchange an item that is listed, we'll try not to do that but sometimes it does happen.

*Please note there are no refunds guys. We're so sorry but once we purchase an item it's ours, unless we can sell your bag..., and we will try.

How to Contact Us

Call us---210-748-3209

Email us....healthyhabbitscoop@gmail.com

or
you can just leave a comment on the blog :-}


And did I mention that we can always use an extra hand? Please volunteer!

Special Thanks
From Kim

First I would like to thank God for allowing me to be brave enough to undertake this enormous task, along with all of you. Next I would also like to say thank to my family who is supportive in all I do. Thank you to Michelle for a whole bunch of reasons:-} Special thanks to Julie who is our partner Coop and was kind enough to eagerly extend her hand in friendship, of course My Mick who is the coolest farmer I know, and last but not least the very wonderful and kind Bridgepoint Bible Church.

Special Thanks From Michelle
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