Sunday, July 25, 2010

Celebies and Veggies

Did you happen to pick up the Carrie Underwood issue of People Magazine? Go grab it and turn to page 96. People wrote an excellent article on Farm to Family, a super cool, mobile farmer's market here in Richmond. We've been patronizing F2F since February and have come to adore Mark and Suzi, the owners.

Then if you happen to glance at the full page photo on page 97.... yep, that's me and my kids!! We're quasi-celebs now!

Back in February, I bought some amazing ground sausage from F2F. It was so delicious, I decided to go back and buy some more to make a sausage and kale soup. The day I happened to make the trip, People Magazine sent a reporter to interview Mark and his customers. I spoke with her for maybe 10 minutes and went on with my shopping. A few weeks later, Suzi left me a message asking if I could bring the kids down the next day for a photo shoot for the article! It was really neat to be involved in the process but issue after issue after issue came out and F2F wasn't in it. I pretty much gave up on seeing the article in print when I got a message from Suzi that it would be in the next issue!

To say that I made a scene in the Walmart when I finally found the new issue would be a bit of an understatement. I had been driving around all day trying to find the new issue when a friend told me she saw it at Walmart.

Farm to Family got some amazing exposure for their eat-local venture. My kids are totally unphased. I'm still pretty tickled by it. I'm really excited for Mark and Suzi and can't wait to see where they go from here.

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