A Gospel Food Challenge & Guide
This Sunday we begin a new sermon series to reflect on where and how food plays a role in the Gospel and why our understanding and practices around food matter for our faith. Every week we gather around tables for worship in room filled with diversity, but why do we do it? Why commit to a way of being that isn't always easy? How does it impact how we grocery shop, and drive-thru, and cook, and gather?
A CHALLENGE...TO PUT OUR GOSPEL WHERE OUR MOUTH IS
During the series and season, we're challenging ourselves to eat locally and seasonally. How does this make us more aware of God in communities - through our neighbors and this land? Summer is a pretty great time to do this in Texas, because our growing season is peak with sumptuous fruits and delicious herbs. But we don't expect you to go it on your own...
Here's a list of resources to help you in this sacred practice of thoughtfulness and intention:
A Guide to what’s in season in our area -
Central City Co-op - right here at the +KINDRED building! The oldest organic Co-Op in the City. A Wednesday weekly market of local produce, honeys & jams, meats, eggs, prepared meals and bulk grains
Urban Harvest - classes, community gardens, and markets every Saturday. They’re also a supplier at Central City Co-op
Plant It Forward - offers economically disadvantaged refugees an opportunity to become self-sufficient through growing, harvesting and selling produce from a sustainable urban farm within the city of Houston. Produce available through several markets, shares, and farm stands.
Canino's - a daily open air farmer’s market near Airline Dr. & 610 produce, nuts, herbs, and piñatas
Yonder Way Farm - order pasture-raised and thoughtfully-butchered meats from Fayetteville, TX online with weekly pick-up spots in the Houston area
NuWaters Co-op - urban garden and tiny home community with daily coffee shop and food stand in Third Ward.
Finca Tres Robles - a private farm in Houston’s East End and Community Supported Agriculture shares. They also offer field trips. Their Spring/Summer season has ended but fall will be here before you know it.
More Education & Practice -
The Blodgett Urban Garden - a Community Garden provided by Texas Southern University to not only provide fresh fruit and vegetables but also to provide a space to teach hands on techniques about gardening in an urban setting. Weekly workshops on Saturdays.