• Gardening,  Sustainable Community

    The Local Hookup: Community Supported Agriculture

    I can’t tell you how excited I am about our local CSA this year at the Coonamessett Farm. There is a vegetable CSA with a cheese option and a meat option. The cheese and meat are all locally sourced from small farms. We only signed up for the cheese option (I grow a lot of my own vegetables and I don’t eat meat) but we also signed up for the Farm Hero membership status. We not only get access to the farm, but we get to eat at the farm dinner once a week for free! Technically we are just paying in advance, but by paying in advance we are letting our…

  • Sustainable Community

    The Local Hookup: It’s OK to Love Your Neighbor’s Honey

    We were at the local brewfest last fall and we noticed there is a permanent store set up on the fairgrounds that sells local honey. We were intrigued. We stopped in and asked if they had any honey from downtown Falmouth. They did. After seeing the adorable little “flying” guinea pig on the jar, how could we refuse. On the way home I checked out the back and saw that the honey came from very close to our house! I had noticed this house when I first moved into the neighborhood. Their bees were in the side yard next to their raised bed garden and greenhouse. People after my own heart…

  • Sustainable Community

    The Local Hookup: Eggs

    Eggs so big, a rubberband is needed to keep the carton closed. Those grocery store eggs got nothin’ on a local dozen. Once you’ve eaten local chicken scratch eggs you won’t go back.  Support a Local Farmer If you’re a fan of the 99 cent eggs, there might be some sticker shock involved. If you’re currently paying $3.25 – $4.50 for those “free – range” “organic” eggs, you may be pleasantly surprised at the local discount. I pay $3 a dozen, they are delivered to my work place (I work with the wife of a farmer).  There are lots of reason to buy local eggs. 1. The taste! They are…

  • Sustainable Community,  Thrift

    Winner’s Volunteer at Emerald House

    On Saturdays I volunteer at the Emerald House thrift store. I enjoy spending time with the awesome ladies who volunteer and as an added bonus I can browse the shop when business is slow. Proceeds from the thrift shop benefit the Falmouth Service Center. The Emerald House is one of the nicest thrift shops I’ve seen. There is a certain style to the clothes and items available in the shop. Nicer items are kept locked in two glass cases. It’s my job to open the case and show the merchandise to customers as well as wrap and bag any purchased items. Items are very reasonably priced and high in quality.…