My favorite day of the month is the third Thursday. That’s the day Oklahoma slow food, locally grown food from all over the state magically and miraculously makes its way from farm to table all in one day. Of course, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make this one day happen, sterilizing coolers, freezing bottles, buying lots and lots and lots of dry ice, renting trucks – all to make the third Thursday happen.
I’ve sung the praises of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative, the brainchild of slow food and permaculture guru Bob Waldrop, lots of times here. Today was such a beautiful day weather-wise, a real blessing after hail and tornados, that it made this particular delivery/pickup day special. So, I wanted to share some pics of what goes on at our pickup site. Enjoy!
I’m exhausted by the end of my shift, but its a good tired. My three hours of volunteer work will earn me $21 off my next month’s order. I worked enough last month to pay for half of my order this month. Can’t beat that with a stick!
To fill in the weeks I run out of something I can always hit my local farmers market on Saturday mornings.
Local food is so much fun and you’re supporting your local community that will come in handy when the oil stops flowing one of these days – but don’t get me started on that!