Archive for July, 2011

This Week is Thrive Week!!!

This Week is Thrive Week!!!

Friendly Reminder:

This coming Thursday, July 28, is Thrive!  There are two locations and times:

Details (Acts 2 Church Pick Up):

Where:  Acts 2 Church in Edmond at 4848 West Covell Road (click here for map)
What:  A second location for those who live in that area and/or belong to that church community
When:  Every other Thursday @ tentatively set for 5:00pm — 6:30pm (please note, we will be sending a text to everyone for a more accurate time frame as we work through the bugs of finding a consistent time frame)
Who:  Anyone from the Acts 2 Church and the surrounding community
Details (Downtown Pick Up):
Where:  The Refuge OKC at 823 W. California Ave, Oklahoma City (click here for map)
What:  The primary location/hub
When:  Every other Thursday @ 4:00pm — 6:00pm
Who:  Anyone who prefers the downtown location
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Eating Raw?

 

 

 

Here is a clip from the film Food Matters that explains why eating raw is healthy


Today’s Fruit Boxes: July 14, 2011

Small Fruit Box

  • Berries, Blueberries – 1 pkg
  • Grapes, Green – 1 lb
  • Oranges, Valencia – 2 ct
  • Peaches – 4 ct
  • Pineapple – 1 ct

Large Fruit Box

  • Berries, Blueberries – 1 pkg
  • Cantaloupe – 1 ct
  • Grapes, Green – 2 lb
  • Oranges, Valencia – 4 ct
  • Peaches – 6 ct
  • Pineapple – 1 ct

(OL) = Local, Oklahoma

(CL) = Local, Colorado

Today’s Variety Boxes: July 14, 2011

Small Box

  • Broccoli – 1/2 – 3/4 bunch
  • Carrots, Whole– 1/2 lb
  • Corn, White – 2 ct
  • Lettuce, Romaine – 1 ct (CL)
  • Peas, Sugar Snap – 5 oz (CL)
  • Spinach – 1/2 bunch (CL)
  • Tomatoes – 1/2 lb (OL)
  • Zucchini, Fancy – 1/2 lb
  • Apples, Gala –3 ct
  • Bananas, Grn/Ylw – 2 lbs
  • Berries, Strawberries – 1 pkg
  • Kiwifruit – ½ lb
  • Mangos – 1 ct
  • Oranges, Valencia – 4 ct
  • Plumbs – 12-14 oz 

Medium Box

  • Broccoli – 1 bunch
  • Carrots, Whole – 1 lb
  • Corn, White – 4 ct
  • Lettuce, Romaine – 1 ct (CL)
  • Peas, Sugar Snap – 10 oz (CL)
  • Spinach – 1 bunch (CL)
  • Sprouts, Alfalfa – 1 pkg
  • Tomatoes – 1 lb (OL)
  • Zucchini, Fancy – 1 lb
  • Apples, Gala – 5 ct
  • Bananas, Grn/Ylw – 3.75 lbs
  • Berries, Strawberries – 1 pkg
  • Cantaloupe – 1 ct
  • Kiwifruit – 1 lb
  • Mangos – 2 ct
  • Oranges, Valencia – 7 ct
  • Plumbs – 1.5 lbs

Large Box

  • Broccoli – 1.5 bunches
  • Carrots, Whole – 1.5 lbs
  • Corn, White – 6 ct
  • Lettuce, Romaine – 2 ct (CL)
  • Peas, Sugar Snap – 15 oz (CL)
  • Spinach – 1.5 bunches (CL)
  • Sprouts, Alfalfa – 1 pkg
  • Tomatoes – 1.5 lbs (OL)
  • Zucchini – 1.5 lbs
  • Apples, Gala – 8 ct
  • Bananas, Grn/Ylw – 5.75 lbs
  • Berries, Strawberries – 2 pkg
  • Cantaloupe – 1 ct
  • Kiwifruit – 1.5 lbs
  • Mangos – 3 ct
  • Oranges, Valencia – 11 ct
  • Plumbs – 2.25 lbs

Extra Large Box

  • Broccoli – 2 bunches
  • Carrots, Whole – 2 lbs
  • Corn, White – 8 ct
  • Lettuce, Romaine – 2 ct (CL)
  • Peas, Sugar Snap – 20 oz (CL)
  • Spinach – 2 bunch (CL)
  • Sprouts, Alfalfa – 2 pkg
  • Tomatoes – 2 lb (OL)
  • Zucchini – 2 lbs
  • Apples, Gala – 10 ct
  • Bananas, Grn/Ylw – 7.5 lbs
  • Berries, Strawberries – 2 pkgs
  • Cantaloupe – 2 ct
  • Kiwifruit – 2 lbs
  • Mangos – 4 ct
  • Oranges, Valencia – 14 ct
  • Plumbs – lbs

 

(OL) = Local, Oklahoma

(CL) = Local, Colorado

Helpful website for grass fed information

Eatwild.com

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Your source for safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, dairy…and other wild edibles.

Eatwild provides:

Comprehensive, accurate information about the benefits of raising animals on pasture.

A direct link to local farms that sell all-natural, delicious, grass-fed products.

Support for farmers who raise their livestock on pasture from birth to market and who actively promote the welfare of their animals and the health of the land.

This Week is Thrive Week!!!

This Week is Thrive Week!!!

Friendly Reminder:

This coming Thursday, July 14, is Thrive!  There are two locations and times:

Details (Acts 2 Church Pick Up):

Where:  Acts 2 Church in Edmond at 4848 West Covell Road (click here for map)
What:  A second location for those who live in that area and/or belong to that church community
When:  Every other Thursday @ tentatively set for 5:00pm — 6:30pm (please note, we will be sending a text to everyone for a more accurate time frame as we work through the bugs of finding a consistent time frame)
Who:  Anyone from the Acts 2 Church and the surrounding community
Details (Downtown Pick Up):
Where:  The Refuge OKC at 823 W. California Ave, Oklahoma City (click here for map)
What:  The primary location/hub
When:  Every other Thursday @ 4:00pm — 6:00pm
Who:  Anyone who prefers the downtown location

Record 44.7 Million People on Food Stamps

By Zero Hedge

The one and only clearest indication of just how effective the recovery and QE2 (Quantitative Easing 2) in general has been, comes courtesy of the USDA, whosejust released update of April participation in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), better known as food stamps, shows yet another record, this time 44.647 million people, an increase from May’s 44.587 million. And after rising modestly in the last month, the average monthly benefit per household dropped again to a post April 2009 revision low of $282.38/month.

Here is our plan:

  • Communication
    • Begin to educate people on organic and local food
  • Action
    • Continue to help local farmers and other growers find helpful distribution (the families of our city)
    • Find new ways to grow food in the inner city.  One way we are currently trying to tackle this issue to building aquaponic systems.  This could be a powerful way to grow food in some of the abandoned buildings in our city.
  • Resource
    • Continue looking for ways to help find new growers and connect them to current and new methods to grow and distribute the food.
  • Engage
    • This is a movement and we want to engage people to begin looking for ways to take back their city and help relieve those who are distressed, oppressed, and brokenhearted.
    • We think food could be an excellent vehicle for this.