I must admit that I have been a terrible blogger. As Gertie has transitioned from purees to eating more and more solid foods, I have struggled on what I wanted to say. Her Daddy and I have (for the most part) managed to maintain our desire to feed her organically, locally, and as sustainably as possible. But, I have to admit… we have been terrible ourselves. So, as we watched our now one year old refuse her own food in an attempt to gain access to our french fries and ice cream at dinner last night, we knew it was TIME to make a change. We are not teaching her anything if we aren’t modeling it, are we?
So, here is where Feeding Gertie is headed. Karl and I were lucky to get an email this week letting us know that a local farm had a CSA half share come available. They were previously sold out, and I asked to be put onto a mailing list. So this morning, we picked up our first CSA basket from Beaverdam Creek Farm. It was so much more than a basket of food… at least for us. It symbolizes a CHANGE. And a CHOICE. But most importantly, a COMMITMENT. A commitment to eating differently, and teaching our daughter through our actions… not just our words.
But wait… there’s more. We are also attempting to do this on a budget. So, not only are we going to be trying to make good food choices, we are also going to be trying to keep the food we consume each week to under $100. The CSA half share was $405 for 20 weeks, or roughly $20 a week. While there was an up front payment, this is going to be coming out of our budget each week.
So without further ado… (for real this time!)