Monthly Archives: September 2011

Chicken Soup for the Warehouse Soul

(In the words of 21 year old Crown O’Maine employee, Katrina) Not all of us choose to eat these infamous BLTs, but I eat them ALMOST everyday. After the cover letter about the lunchtime habits of COMOC, I had to … Continue reading

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Marada’s Dispatches: Heirloom pumpkins, organic apples, and what happened to BLTs around here?

A few weeks ago I took a public stab at the office lunches around here.  What can I say? I was ‘inspired’ by Slow Foods $5 meal challenge, and stories they posted of businesses that had started lunch coops, etc.  The … Continue reading

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Marada’s Dispatches: Paprika peppers, cranberry beans in shell, head lettuce …

While Leah was here in Vassalboro contemplating her potential role as a frog-killer and making the magic of moving food happen, my three kids and I were in Grand Isle on our family’s farm.  Not killing frogs. Instead I was … Continue reading

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Marada’s Dispatches: Get yer victuals!

I (Leah this time) think about generations a lot. Not necessarily for weight of it, but for the gift of perspective. On Tuesday as I bleached the loading dock where we keep the trash, one of the high school kids … Continue reading

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Marada’s Dispatches: Pears, arugula, and ‘Take Your Grower to Work Week’ …

It’s happened again.  It’s lunchtime, and you’re reading your email while eating lunch made at the local sandwich shop.  For some of our fortunate comrades, the local sandwich shop is indeed an excellent option.  For the rest of us, we resign … Continue reading

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Marada’s Dispatches: Edamame, Biscayne peppers, bunched leeks, Roma tomatoes …

Last week’s Dispatch: Today many of you folks send your kids back (or off) to school.  Yesterday we bid Pippa, our summertime warehouse warrior, a fond farewell as she returns to Middlebury in pursuit of a geography degree.  Her goals … Continue reading

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