It has been almost 3 years since Nigel was diagnosed with cancer. The first three weeks of January 2012 we spent at UCSF. I still can’t think about that time without tears welling, mostly out of gratitude for the care he received from his massive team of doctors and most definitely for the overwhelming support from our community, the Eatwell Farm CSA members, CUESA, the farming community, friends and family. Many people delivered meals to him during his stay at UCSF so that after the first couple of days, Nigel virtually never ate a hospital meal. When he was back home, it was my job to keep him fed with seriously nutrient dense foods. Fresh, organic foods packed with nutrition are such an important aspect of battling and recovering from serious illness; I truly can not emphasize strongly enough what a difference it makes. I will not make any silly claims of cures, but honest, good food gives strength to the body as well as the spirit; the simple act of delivering a fantastic meal to someone in need of care is so much more than just something to eat. Seeing firsthand what a difference nutrition made, Nigel and I came up with a plan and committed to donating 10 CSA shares per month for those battling serious health issues. Most of you are not aware of this program, so I would like to introduce you all to the Eatwell Farm Care Share.
If you know anyone whose health could benefit from a 4 box Care Share, please contact us. The box must be picked up at one of Eatwell’s drop sites. Check in with them to make sure it is something they can actually use. We currently have available 8 of the 10 shares we donate. Additionally, one of our members donated $300.00 to the Care Share Fund, which means we can take on another 2. Donations to the Care Share fund are greatly appreciated and easy to do. There is an option to donate when you log into your account online. Just look under “Donations and Promos” for the donation options. I would love to give out all of the boxes we make available (and more)! If you need or want more information you can contact Emily at email@example.com or myself at firstname.lastname@example.org. - Lorraine