I have some sad news today. Well, technically Sam has some sad news today. This will be her final week as co-host of the hop. Unfortunately life is too fucking crazy for her right now and the hop has become a stressor. And when your blog becomes a stressor, something's gotta go. I'm so sad to lose her but she'll still be around - right here - and I'm still going to make her be my friend. Especially now since we live on the same side of the continent. Heart you Sam, xoxoxo.
...so starting next week, this will no longer be the Wednesday Fresh Foods Blog Hop, but rather The Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up. Close.
Exciting stuff though: I've discovered a very similar link up party that I HAVE to share with you! Heather at InHerChucks is kind of super awesome and I adore how she embraces life, food, music, family, and her sneakers. Her link up party is called What's In The Box? - if you like what you see here, swing over there and join up too. Because you can't ever have too many people at a par-tay! (that may not be entirely true ;)).
And lastly, I suck. I fucking suck. I'm so sorry. This move has been more hectic than I ever thought it could be. Especially considering there is still no word when our shit is going to arrive from Victoria. Yes, we're still sleeping on MEC camping gear. Still cooking in 2 pots, thanks to our very gracious landlord (holy pasta, rice, and salads batman!). Still getting on the wrong subway cars because I have no bloody idea where I'm going and no sense of direction what so ever. The point of all this? ...
....I still haven't had a chance to comment on any of your posts from the past 2 weeks. I had planned to do it this past weekend but I fell dreadfully ill thanks to this drug (for nerve pain, not seizures) and all it's handy dandy side effects - yup. I got em all. Violently. And this week I've started a new job. So while I try to recover from uncontrollable confusion, vomiting and unsteadiness, new job stress and the accompanying nightly work-mares, and general frustration of sitting on a cold tile floor....I beg of you to please be patient with me. Don't let my crappiness keep you from linking up. Know I am reading all your posts and that this weekend I'll try to be a better host. I am very, very sorry I haven't been able to be more active these past two weeks. Next week I'll even try to share my own food finds. I guess a cross Canada move IS kind of a big deal.
Important (but super fun and exciting and vunderful...yes, with a "v") stuff:
This blog hop is to encourage fresh food production, consumption, activism, and awareness.
Please feel free to link up posts containing:
- CSA collections;
- Farmer's market treasures;
- Home grown/raised hauls;
- Recipes that feature fresh fruits and veggies that are seasonal to your area or feature local, sustainably farmed meats, eggs, and dairy;
- DIY projects and tutorials for: gardening, storing and/or preserving fresh, real foods, composting market scraps, raising chickens in your back yard, etc;
- Tips for local eating such as: tips for CSA members, how to find out what’s in season, how to make the most of your local produce, how to raise chickens, etc...
You may link up to 3 posts in a given week that you haven't shared here before by using the linky tool at the bottom of this post. Feel free to click on any of the linked up posts and say hello by leaving a comment for your fellow fresh food communitarians and/or leave one here to tell us what you've shared - because we know how much we all love comments!
If you don't have a blog but would still like to contribute to the link up, throw me an email and we'll work something out.
And lastly, please include a simple text link back to this blog hop (the post, not the blog's main page) in the post(s) you link up or add a button:
I want this blog hop to feature you as well as help each other come together to form a resource of good food ways for one another. In order to be featured on the weekly highlights - which includes a highlight on your post here the following week as well as tweets, facebook page "like" and posting, and being added to the Fresh Foods pinterest board - you must have a text link back or button displayed in your post or on your blog. Again, I don’t want to be the “blog hop police”, but if you don’t link back to this post I can’t feature you.
For the last time, you can alternatively link up via Sam's blog @ Cooking My Way Through My CSA, as well as find her on her Pinterest site.
And of course, you can link up here, become my friend by joining this site on the right side bar, and/or find me on twitter, facebook, Pinterest, and my sister site, Taste Buds.
If you have any questions about the blog hop in general, please email me at freshfoodsbloghop (at) gmail (dot) com.
Okay serious business over - let's have some fun! Link up!