Fresh food will set you free! I hope the information on this blog will provide the reasons for a fresh, organic, live, local food diet and encourage you to make healthy food choices. Please don't take these posts as dietary advice but "food" for thought. There is a lot of information out there - do your homework!
Sunday, August 12, 2012
This Week's List | August 10th - August 13th
This week's list is up! *Order page will open on Saturday morning for North County.
their native language, Kizigua, "bahati" means "lucky." The "Bahati
Mamas" consider themselves lucky to have this opportunity and are
committed to bringing you the finest quality produce.
The "Bahati Mamas" are eleven hardworking women who have been life-long
farmers. They are Bantu refugees who were displaced from their homes by
the brutal civil war in Somalia. After nearly 17 years in refugee camps,
the mamas were given a chance to start over in the United States.
Through enormous tenacity and perseverance, they built new lives for
themselves and their children, once again around farming, after
graduating from the International Rescue Committee's Refugee
Entrepreneurial Agriculture Program (REAP).
Bahati Mamas Farm FAQ:
Do you grow your own produce?
Yes. We till the soil, sow the seeds, weed and water, harvest - all by
hand. At first, the International Rescue Committee trained us through
the REAP program. Now we have learned all the skills we need and farm
entirely by ourselves.
Where do you grow your produce?
We sub-lease land on the International Rescue Committee's training
farm. It is located in the beautiful Pauma Valley, outside Escondido, at
the foot of Mount Palomar. It is the same land that used to be Tierra
Is your produce organic?
Yes and No. Due to the prohibitive cost of certification, our produce
does not carry the USDA Organic label. However, all of our farming
practices are sustainable and rely on natural inputs. We never use any
chemicals, pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. We also practice water
conservations to be good stewards of the land.
New This Week
Cucumbers Red Swan Beans Cilantro
From Smit Orchards
Royal Gala Apples
From Bahati Mamas Ong Choy (Water Spinach) Green Onions