Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hearty Meals Fundraiser was a great success!

On Friday, January 8th, after a delicious meal of donated When Pigs Fly bread and Beefalo (its an actual cross-breed!), Venison, and Vegetarian Meatballs with pasta donated by Dave's Fresh Pasta, a fresh green-and-orange salad, and chewy oatmeal bars, we headed over to Asiana Fusion in Watertown for a rockin' good time for a good cause!

Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters, we were able to raise $1,000 for HMFA! Special thanks to the Sam Otis Hill Band, Anger Management, and Asiana Fusion for your groovy beats and a fantastic space. Thanks also to Wild Mountain Farm in West Brookfield, MA for donating the delicious Beefalo for the meal, and to Matt for his venison.

Check out the pictures of the fun times. And, if you couldn't make it, don't worry! Stay tuned for a fun, mystery event in June, and you are always welcome to donate to HMFA at any time ;) Ask us how...

Next meal, February 12th at 6:30pm: When Pigs Fly Bread, Tortilla Chips and Salsa, Bean and Barley Chili, Homemade Cornbread, Greens, and Valentine's Brownies. We hope to see you there.

Thanks again!

~Emily and Rebecca

Monday, January 4, 2010

First Community Meal of the New Year!

Come join us for our first meal of 2010 on January 8th at 6:30pm at the Somerville Community Baptist Church on College Ave in Davis Square.

We will be serving Dave's Fresh Pasta with Venison, Beef, and Vegetarian Meatballs with a Fresh Garden Salad, When Pigs Fly Bread, and Oatmeal Bars.

Come early for a 'Re-Evaluating Sugar' workshop.

Don't forget- after the meal, we are having a fundraiser at Asiana Fusion in Watertown. Come join us for a good time! Featuring the bands The Sam Otis Hill Band and Anger Management.

We have started asking our suppliers and donors a few critical questions about the food that we are serving. We asked our venison provider, Matt, these questions:

1. Where does this product come from? How did you get it? The deer meat was hunted in Western Massachusetts.

2. What was the product fed? The deer ate whatever it foraged in the forest- probably mostly leaves, twigs, fruits, buds, acorns, etc.

3. How did this product get to you? How far did it have to travel? The deer was hunted in the woods in Western Massachusetts, where Matt lives. The meat will have to travel to Somerville, about 2 hours by car. The meat is travelling with someone who regularly makes the trip to Somerville anyways.

4. How confident are you in the quality of the product? Matt has been eating venison hunted in W. Mass for a while, and seems very confident in its quality and taste.

We hope to bring you more information about where our products are coming from. Stay tuned!

Lastly, a friend of ours is hosting a great event at the Somerville Public Library on Monday, January 11th from 6pm-7pm. The event is a CSA Fair, an opportunity for various local farmers to gather and advertise their CSA opportunities. If you are interested in joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, this is a great chance to learn what the local farms have to offer. After the fair, there will be a showing of the film The Power of Community from 7pm-8pm. Hope to see you there!