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The Home Grown Mom Blog

Welcome to the Home Grown Mom Blog

Wait.  Who are you?

That is an excellent question.  I am, I think, a fairly typical CSA member.  I’m a 30-something wife and mother of two. I work from home part time and spend the rest of my hours working at home.  I am not a gourmet cook, some sort of guru, or overly granol-ish, though, admittedly, I do have my “crunchy” bits.  I drink coffee; I use my microwave; my kids eat those ubiquitous orange fish-shaped crackers.  When you’re a mother of preschoolers those things are everywhere!  My time is limited; my house is often disheveled; and my attention is usually pulled in three different directions at once.  I’m a real person just like you and the things I share here are from my very real experiences.

And why are you here?

Another very good question.  The simplest answer is that I love good food.  I love eating good food, I love cooking good food, but more than anything else I love sharing good food.  And I share it a lot, just ask my neighbors.  I have been this way for as long as I can remember.  I mean, I was the kid who planned dinner parties in high school. Perhaps because my father taught me that meetings always go more smoothly when you bring a homemade goodie and then demonstrated how true this was by preparing cookies or bread or some other such treat for each meeting he would run.  Or maybe because I’m such a people person and I’ve learned that putting folks around a table with good food encourages them to sit back, relax, and stay a while.  Whatever the reason, all I know is I love good food.

This past year that love of good food took on a slightly different hue.  My passion has shifted from good food to food that is good for you.  Have no fear, it still needs to be delicious.  But if we can maintain those lovely flavors and not sacrifice precious nutrients, then all the better.  That is what spurred me on to be a CSA member in the first place: the opportunity to make better choices for me and my family.

What’s this all about anyway?

Seriously, it’s like you’re in my HEAD?!?  And the answer is YOU.  We know that I love food, that I value good food, and that I am passionate about sharing those things.  My desire is for you to feel that way too. 

A community is defined as a group of people gathered together for a common purpose.  CSA is Community Supported Agriculture and WE are the community that supports The Home Grown Farm so that we might enjoy locally grown food that is as good FOR us as it is to eat.  If I can spur you on in your own personal journey by sharing helpful hints, recipes, useful information, [you fill in the blank], that is precisely what I want to do. 

That’s it folks, in a nutshell.  I’m so glad – excited, humbled – to be on this journey together.

Welcome, Friend.  Sit back, relax, stay a while.

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  1. Katherine says:

    Can’t wait to hear more, Christy! 🙂

  2. Eleanor says:

    Eager for you to share lots of good recipes!!

  3. Melissa says:

    Great to hear a local mom putting imperfection “out there” so we can all feel comfortable and share ideas, etc. I, too, struggle to get good food out to my 6 kids ages 16months to 19 years old) every meal…but I try. I have realized that trying is the key. Can’t wait to hear some suggestions, stories and so on! Eating food that is good for you and quick/easy to prepare… on a budget is my struggle. That would be a great topic to try to tackle. 🙂

  4. David says:

    Looking forward to your blog.

  5. Lorraine says:

    Looking forward to reading more! Thanks for doing this, Christy!

  6. Jenna says:

    Glad to see this… bring it on!

  7. Tracy says:

    Looking forward to reading more, Christy! I think we’re all in the same boat–trying to eat “real” food while still balancing the rest of our lives. I’d love to not only see recipes, but any techniques or tips that save time in the kitchen. Kudos to you for taking on this challenge 🙂

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