Wednesday, August 6, 2008
fyi on bam
I have been asked a few questions about the basket of the month so i thought i would post and give you the info i have. When we originally signed up for the baskets they were distributing at the river market. Jody Hardin is the man in charge and he use to have a store inside called Hardin's Market. Last fall they moved out of the LR market and have been distributing the baskets around town and were a part of starting the market that is now in Argenta. I think the baskets are now distributed in LR, NLR, Conway and Hot Springs Village. The timing is a little confusing. They were once a month, usually end of the month, but this summer they have been more frequent. We have been getting a basket about every 3 weeks. You have no control of what you receive in the basket except that you have the option to sign up for vegetarian or whole farm. I found that I always wanted the extra veggies instead of the meat so I have recently switched to the veggie basket. When you sign up it is for 3 baskets and the cost is $180, so $60 per basket. I believe it is always worth the cost, but some months are better than others. Mostly I love the idea of supporting local farmers and I know these people are committed to local food and farming. The basket is always local and always includes milk, eggs, cheese, seasonal produce and a few recipes. I have been blogging about BAM for a while so go back and check it out if you are interested- it would give you a good idea of what you get during the different seasons. To sign up or get more info go to arkansasfood.net.