A few months ago I had a driver arrive at my site and ask where the woman in charge was. When I told him I was the man in charge the driver responded, “Usually there is a women in charge, are you sure you know what you are doing?”
I found the incident rather humorous. I’m a VSC, the South Salt Lake Volunteer Area Coordinator (VAC) and yes, I’m one of the ever growing number of men who want to help their families and communities get access to quality fresh produce. While the stereotypical VSC and Bountiful Basket participant may still be a hardworking mom and housewife, we are actually a very diverse group.
So when Sally mentioned the new blog I thought I’d start posting some of my manly perspectives on produce and this awesome co-op.
My father and grandfather were both excellent cooks and taught me the value of being able to cook for myself. While my wife is an awesome cook,and handles most of the meals in our house, for which I am very grateful, there are a few things I love to do with the produce I get.
I’ve had an early pick up site for months now. My Saturdays usually start before 5:00 AM and so I tend to go to my site without breakfast. After unloading the truck and running a site I come home tired, hungry, and with a box full of fresh produce. My first task is usually to rustle myself up some breakfast.
I love eggs and I love peppers and so my favorite Bountiful Baskets breakfast is what I affectionately refer to as the “Clean Out the Fridge Scramble”. It goes something like this:
Once it is all cooked and ready it goes onto a plate. I’ll then try and enjoy it before I have to take a call from one of my VSCs. Usually they win :-).