FELICIA’S FARM

Sofia-680x453Thanks to Sofia, Luis (both are puro Mexico) and all the farm. The diners here especially like the organic hard-boiled eggs we put in the lunch bags, thanks to all the chickens Luis cares for at the farm. It is quite a place, located off River Road near the Jewish Community Center. Check it out at http://www.feliciasfarm.org/

by Sofia Forier-Montes

I started as the farm manager for Felicia’s Farm last January, and one of the first things I did was go to Casa Maria to see how their operation is run and to talk to people about what kind of vegetables they’d like to see from us. We’re a non-profit farm where we donate everything we produce, which is an average of about 100 dozen eggs and 150 lbs of food a week. I wanted to make sure that the veggies we were growing were culturally relevant and easy to use for the people who got them. I want people to pick up whatever we produce and think “I can make something delicious out of this!” instead of “What is this for??” Casa Maria is an extremely important partner to our organization because we can grow as many great veggies as possible, but if we have no way to distribute them then we may as well be throwing them in the trash. Casa Maria takes everything and gets it out to the people who need it most, often in the same day. That means our food gets to people in need freshly harvested and full of great nutrients. We’re currently expanding the farm and adding another field, and my goal for the year is to overload Casa Maria with as much great organic produce as we can. It’s been great working with Brian, Laura, Cesar, and everyone else at the kitchen, and I’m sure our organizations’ partnership will yield many great things!

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Gracias Sofía, Luis (puro Mexicanos) y toda la granja. La comida aquí especialmente los huevos cocidos que ponemos en las bolsas de lonches son orgánicos gracias a las gallinas que Luis cuida en su granja. Localizada en la calle River cerca del Centro Comunitario Judío. Para más información http://www.feliciasfarm.org/

Por Sofía Forier-Montes

Yo empecé como gerente en la granja de Felicia el Enero del año pasado, y una de las primeras cosas que hice es ir a Casa María para ver cómo era el trabajo ahí y preguntarle a la gente que clase de vegetales les gustaría que les lleváramos. Somos una granja no lucrativa y donamos todo lo que producimos que es más o menos 100 docenas de huevos y 150 libras de comida a la semana. Quería asegurarme que los vegetales que estamos cultivando cuando la gente los viera pensara “puedo cocinar algo delicioso con esto!” Casa María es muy importante para nosotros porque podemos cultivar muchos vegetales pero si no tenemos a donde donarlos los tiraríamos a la basura. Casa María los acepta todos y los da a la gente más necesitada, el mismo día. Lo que quiere decir que nuestra comida llega a los más necesitados fresca y llena de nutrientes. Estamos expandiendo la granja y mi meta para este año es llenar Casa María con productos orgánicos. A sido muy agradable trabajar con Brian, Laura, Cesar, todos en la cocina y estoy segura que las organizaciones asociadas dirán muchas cosas positivas de Casa María!

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