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Re: THE SHOPPING THREAD :-)
« Reply #16185 on: September 01, 2020, 12:23:00 am »
Thanks K ATIE.  I was able to do a good deed today as a result of being out.  Our ex SIL who insists on giving us free Chook food. Had a very large piece of beef. I cut it into steaks and roasts and vacuumed sealer it for him.
I still donít feel comfortable being out, even though there are very few cases of the virus in Ballarat.   

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« Reply #16186 on: September 01, 2020, 06:20:01 am »
That was kind of you Chookie. I like the look of the AF book.
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« Reply #16187 on: September 01, 2020, 10:06:53 pm »
Cookie, this AF book is interesting as it has recipes for a variety of thing I have never considered.  However I have another book that I like  as it counts the calories.  These recipes are much more traditional.

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« Reply #16188 on: September 01, 2020, 10:08:51 pm »



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« Reply #16189 on: September 02, 2020, 10:29:47 am »
That one looks even better Chookie. I like it when they count the calories.
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« Reply #16190 on: September 02, 2020, 10:56:07 am »
So do I, it beats trying to work it out for yourself.  Nice books Chookie.  I try and stay away from recipe books as I often find itís easier to just look online, not that Iím doing much cooking, my pre-op packs in the freezer are still plentiful. 
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« Reply #16191 on: September 02, 2020, 11:14:24 pm »
Yesterday I purchased a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) subscription.  I had heard about this sort of subscription in the past, but didn't know much about it.  Basically, this is a a subscription to support the farmers and, in turn, receive a regular portion of their vegetable harvest when the time comes. Members pay up front to secure their share of the harvest (subscription includes for delivery) and the farmers use the subscription to plan their crop and purchase seed. When I looked into this I found that one of the farmers I used to purchase from at the farmers market were part of this scheme so I was comfortable supporting them - they have been organic for years and are now starting to convert to permaculture so I know the produce will be excellent.  The first delivery isn't until January and it will be interesting to see what we get in our weekly box.
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« Reply #16192 on: September 03, 2020, 03:29:12 am »
What a great idea Marina, I guess you have to tell them how many you are feeding otherwise you could end up with way too much produce.  Please let us know more about what you are receiving once your deliveries start in January.
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« Reply #16193 on: September 03, 2020, 05:36:27 am »
I will let you all know how it goes once the harvest starts coming in in a couple of months.  You let them know how many you are feeding and you can also list up to 2 food dislikes or allergies.  The farm I am subscribing to is Angelica Organic Farm in Glenlyon, which is up near Guildford, but they deliver to the city so that works best for me.
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« Reply #16194 on: September 03, 2020, 06:36:24 am »
Marina, what a great idea. Will certainly check it out.

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« Reply #16195 on: September 03, 2020, 08:23:06 am »
Chookie, the subscriptions for Angelica actually close today (I was very late getting my paper work in to them), but if you really did want to follow up on this you could contact Derri-Anne and mention my name and, if they are not over-subscribed she might let you make a late application.
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« Reply #16196 on: September 03, 2020, 12:23:12 pm »
What a lovely idea.
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« Reply #16197 on: September 03, 2020, 11:35:22 pm »
Thanks Marina.  I did check it out.  I love the idea f supporting local farmers.  However we will continue to buy through local deliveries and at farm gates.  The Creswick Farmers Market is also good but we havenít been there for months.