Fresh food for homeless and low income people and families

Organic food has a reputation for being expensive and high-end. If calories are what you need, how can you afford to eat right? When you’re hungry nothing else matters. I grew up poor and spent some time homeless as a young woman, and I’ve never forgotten how that feels. I want this blog to be accessible to people at every income level. Kitsap County farmers and gardeners care about getting fresh local food to homeless and low income people and families, women with children, and seniors. There’s a new page in the menu above listing some of those resources, or you can find it here: Homeless and Low Income Resources. You can check out a food bank for fresh produce, use WIC/FNMP and SNAP/EBT programs at farmers markets, and sign up for a pea patch to grow fresh food. Fresh, local, natural and organic foods aren’t just for the well-off, … Continue reading

Applesauce Quick Bread

Every year I pack a small bag of fresh herbs and something baked for my next-door neighbors. This year I made a small loaf of applesauce quick bread – a good way to use up the applesauce! This recipe is adapted from Taste of Home. Wet ingredients 3 eggs, beaten 1 1/4 cups applesauce 1/4 cup oil 1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar Mix these until blended. I just used a wooden spoon. Dry ingredients 2 cups white flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. allspice Whisk these until blended. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until the larger lumps are gone. Divide evenly among small loaf pans (I made five – four for the neighbors and one for me to make sure they came out right!) Bake at 350′ for 30 minutes or until … Continue reading