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What is it? Crack the Plates meal delivery service is a private, weekly food delivery for individuals and families committed to living more sustainably and deliciously. Recent posts will give you an idea of what it looks like. There are two meal plans, a smaller (the three) and a larger (the five). Both contain entrees, sides, salad, soup or hummus, a fresh salad dressing, and dessert – all organic and totally vegan, with locally-sourced ingredients from Atlanta-area farmers like Gaia Gardens/Love is Love Farm, Third Angel Farm, and Truly Living Well. The East Atlanta Village Farmer’s Market is my favorite.
UPDATE as of July 2012:
The meal delivery service is currently PAUSED. I hope to resume in the fall of 2012, but no date is set. Please e-mail me at cracktheplates at gmail dot com if you’d like to be kept abreast of developments. And thanks for your interest!!
Who makes it? Who buys it? Crack the Plates blogger Adrienne, who’s been in and out of the hospitality industry (in its many forms) for the past ten years, prepares and delivers the food. Her clients are a diverse group of folks united by some core beliefs 1) food is precious and should be valued as such and 2) no one makes food decisions in a vacuum. How we eat not only changes the landscape of our bodies, but it touches everything and everyone around us.
What’s on your shelf? Exclusively vegan ingredients. I do not compromise on organic (which includes non-GMO) ingredients, only using non-organic where organic ingredients cannot be found. Local, seasonal organic produce is preferred. Fair-trade chocolate, coffee, and spices are standards.
Why? I believe in supporting local food artisans who produce clean, beautiful food without shortcuts, animal abuse, or environmentally devastating chemicals. I vote with my dollars against our government’s proclivity towards tax breaks and subsidies for the so-called “farmers” who pump billions of gallons of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and animal waste into field and stream. In response, I put cash towards honestly-produced plant-based ingredients. For as policymakers encourage factory farms to squander our resources at home, we export terror abroad – about 40 cents of every income tax dollar goes towards war and debts on past wars. In protest, I buy organic, local, seasonal ingredients that are grown with care and respect for our shared planet. I do this so that those who care have an easy choice that’s aligned with their values.
How can I sign up? Since we’re a one-woman operation, invitation to Crack the Plates is limited and on a person-by-person, family-by-family basis. Thanks to a tremendous early response, we are currently at capacity. Please feel free to e-mail cracktheplates at gmail dot com if you’re interested in joining the service in the future! I’d love to have you on when possible.
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