CSK Menu & Subscription Registration Form!
Greetings, Food-lovers!! <3
Welcome to the *Subscription Menu* of the COMMUNITY SUPPORTED KITCHEN(!) -- N'Dakina*, a.k.a. Central Vermont edition!

Though this document is a Registration & Order Form, you may also simply peruse the menu, and through it learn more about the CSK. And, if desired, you may subscribe to any of the CSK's menu of amazing prepared foods and herbal medicines (and/or place one-time orders). All items are offered on a sliding-scale, donation basis. Thank you for visiting! <3

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This Community Supported Kitchen is a program of a *Cultural Engine*, which first took root in West Philadelphia in 2012. This particular Central Vermont node of the CSK is being driven by Acorn (they/them), Frances Rose (fae/femm/faer), and Willow (they/them). We humbly give thanks to our many forebears (from this region & beyond) in the realms of local food movements, bulk buying clubs, food co-operatives, food shelves, and all others on whose shoulders we stand.

If you have questions or would like more information about us & this project, please visit :: culturalengine.mystrikingly.com/vermont-csk -- or contact us at vermontCSK@gmail.com or 732-306-8400.

*We honor & acknowledge the Abenaki peoples as the original & ongoing stewards of this land we now inhabit. <3

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OUR GOALS & INTENTIONS
We help people connect with a passion for Life, by offering pathways to sustenance & vitality through food. (Before the pandemic --and hopefully again in the future!-- we also shared opportunities to *prepare*, and *enjoy* ethically-sourced, delicious food in growing community together.) Writ large, we plant the seeds of a more resilient world by sharing the knowledge, skills, and nourishment, required to prepare amazing food anywhere, while investing in local food systems that nourish deeply any place we call Home. <3 .



We ground our goods & services in the gift economy. We envision a world where everyone eats well, and feels connected to *Place* & to their most vital Self -- while growing ever more passionate about transforming human legacies on this planet. We offer the CSK because it a joy for us to do so -- and because we carry a sense of knowing that this kind of healing is essential, and needed. Meanwhile, supporting righteous food-ways carries a cost (that we gladly pay to support local, vital nourishment) and so, we offer our goods & services on a sliding-scale donation basis. We also remain fueled by gratitude, and creative exchanges of all kinds!



We share primarily foods of our own peoples & ancestries, to mitigate appropriative tendencies within food work arising from people who carry white privilege. Hence, you will primarily see here, foods of the Mediterranean, foods of Northern & Western Europe, and foods that bear no particular point of cultural origin besides our loving kitchen! We also take great care to source our ingredients as thoughtfully & ethically as possible.


More goals of the CSK are listed below... <3 ...
YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
How do you like to be called? *
What pronouns do you use? (e.g. she/her, they/them, ze/hir, he/him, etc.)
Where do you live? How do you call your town or area?
Email *
Phone number
Best way(s) to reach you *
ALLERGIES & DIETARY RESTRICTIONS
Accessibilty note :: Our kitchen contains all the allergens. While we take the utmost care, and strive to be able to serve almost any dietary need, we cannot guarantee that our food is free of all trace quantities of allergens. If you have severe allergic responses, please reach out & we may still be able to help you eat better in your own kitchen. <3 .
Please tell us what food allergies - if any - or specific dietary needs with which you live. Thank you. *
Are any of your food allergies *severe*? Which? *
Is there anything else you want to share with us about your allergies or other dietary needs?
The CSK SUBSCRIPTION MENU !!!
OUR *NO ONE TURNED AWAY* MENU
The following menu items are offered on a sliding scale that starts at $0. No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds! Each item is wonderful on its own, and the hearty bean stew, broth, and brown rice together are the makings of multiple complete meals.


*HEARTY BEAN STEW OF THE DAY* (v)
Fill your belly with a hearty & nourishing bean stew! It may be white beans, red beans, black beans, fava beans (Ful Medames), lentils, or split peas, depending on what we have in stock. Please let us know if you have specific preferences and we will do our best to meet them! These stews come thick, and can be stretched by adding water (plus a bit of salt!) - or bone or bean broth (see below). They make a complete meal when paired with brown rice, bread, or your favorite grain.

sliding scale :: $0 - 13 per quart


*BONE BROTH, OR BEAN BROTHS (v) -- PINT*
Our bone broths come from the long-simmered bones of grass-fed locally-sourced animals (most commonly beef, lamb or chicken). These broths are rich, smooth, delicious, and full of deep, deep nourishment for our bodies. They add depth & flavor to almost any savoury dish, can easily fortify leftover stews or soup, and of course can also be enjoyed by the steaming cup-full to fortify your constitution. This pint of bone broth is a great match for a hearty bean stew, as it's just enough to thin & stretch the thick stew.

Vegan or vegetarian? We are happy to offer a very simple & versatile bean broth instead! This is water that beans have cooked in. Bean broths are a nutritive alternative to water, so we often use them for thinning stews or as the liquid in a frittata or omelet.

sliding scale :: $0 - 5 per pint


*COOKED BROWN RICE* (v)
This is plain & simple cooked organic, brown basmati rice, lightly salted. This wholesome & nutty grain is an excellent accompaniment for hearty bean stews. It's ready when you are -- for a quick & easy meal, put cold rice in a bowl and pour hot hearty bean stew over it.

sliding scale :: $0 - 4 per quart


*FIRE CIDER* (v)
This fiery concoction is a blend of medicinal plants (e.g. hot peppers, onions, turmeric, ginger, rosemary, hardy citrus, & more) steeped in apple cider vinegar. You receive the strained vinegar, which is filled with the medicinal properties & delicious flavors of the plants. Take a dropper-full or three, on its own or in water, to boost the immune system and wake up the senses.

sliding scale :: $0 - 10 per 2 oz dropper bottle
Ful Medames ~ (one of our hearty bean stews!)
SPREADS & CONDIMENTS
*HUMMUS* (v)
'Hummus' is a shared name offered to the chickpea (or garbanzo bean) in both the Arabic & Hebrew languages. Hummus builds strong bodies and delights the senses. Our Hummus subscription is an ode of devotion & gratitude to the chickpea -- and comes in many flavors & myriad guises -- from fae who LOVE the chickpea(!).

sliding scale :: $5 - $10 -- approx. 12 oz serving


*LABNEH*
Labneh is a sumptuous, probiotic, homemade yogurt-based cream cheese originating in the Eastern Mediterranean. We drain yogurt (from grass-fed cows) of its whey, and then mix in olive oil, sea salt, and complementary seasoning blends -- or as you request (e.g. chili oregano, za'atar sunflower, rosemary bay, and more!). Labneh is excellent with bread, and also makes a rich & bright addition to almost any soup or savory meal.

sliding scale :: $7 - 17 - per half pint


*ALLI-ZINGER PASTE* (v)
A pungent condiment, Alli-Zinger is a rich & sumptuous blend of fresh garlic, ginger, and turmeric, pureed with olive oil & sea salt. Drawing its name from the Allium plant genus that offers the world garlic, and the Zingiberaceae plant family that offers ginger & turmeric, this powerful combination of immune-supporters adds brightness to anything with which it is paired. Best kept raw for maximum immune support, but delicious always/all ways! It is delightful with/on ... toast, rice, noodles, soup, eggs, and more, and also makes a lovely base to a salad dressing (just add olive oil, vinegar, & favorite herbs/spices).

sliding scale :: $7 - $14 -- per 8 oz jar


*AIOLI MAYONNAISE*

Homemade mayonnaise is simply out of this world. Made with high quality eggs, sunflower & olive oils, mustard, garlic, apple cider vinegar, and spices, our mayo will add a smooth & delicious tang to pretty much anything you're eating.

sliding scale :: $5 - 10 -- per half pint



Alli-Zinger!
HERB, SEED & SPICE MAGIC

*ROSE CEREAL* (v)
An evolving & versatile blend of nutrient-dense seeds, dried fruit, carob, cacao, and more. Just add water, or milk of your choice, and touch of maple or honey to sweeten as you like, and let sit overnight. Taste for salt, sweetness, and consistency and adjust as needed (add more liquid if it's too thick). Enjoy in the morning or for an easy snack. Tip: kick it up by using an herbal infusion, tea, or coffee as the soaking liquid.

sliding scale :: $7 - 15 per 16 oz jar
# of servings :: 5 - 8


*ZA'ATAR SUNFLOWER* (v)
Za’atar is a spice blend of the Eastern Mediterranean. Classically, it features sesame seeds, ground sumac, & a pungent green herb called za-atar. In ours, we use the more locally-available thyme, and blend our organic sesame with sumac, sea salt & toasted, sprouted, organic sunflower seeds for added body & protein. It's perfect with olive oil over bread, rice, or porridge -- or taken on its own. Za'atar is a love language of its preparer. <3 .

sliding scale :: $4 - $10 -- per half pint


*SUNFLOWER CRUMBLE'* (v)
Made from organic, soaked-then-toasted sunflower seeds, assorted herbs & spices, and sea salt, this crumbly topping adds seriously savory notes anywhere you'd look to sprinkle or grate cheese. It is designed to be the cheese when you need it to be, and to supplement dairy cheese if you want to add more plant proteins & bright flavors to your dishes. A very good friend to pasta.

sliding scale :: $4 - $10 -- per half pint


*HOUSE SPICE* (v)
An opening, aromatic, fresh blend of organic spices/seeds that includes coriander, fennel, chili flakes, caraway, dill, and pink Himalayan sea salt, & thyme. It speaks of Home to its preparers.

sliding scale :: $3 - 7 -- per approx. 2 oz serving


*SEASONING SALT* (v)
This is our all-natural & organic version of the classic Lawry's seasoning salt blend. It emerged from a collaboration with our friends at Tot's Hot Sauce, who were looking for that smoky, savory, umami something in their sauce. It offers instant depth & zest to almost anything. It deserves special mention as a spectacular popcorn topper.

sliding scale :: $4 - 8 per 4 oz


*LEMON PEPPER* (v)
Zest, heat, savor. Our all natural & organic Lemon Pepper is another one-stop seasoning blend to finish your eggs, soups, and sautées. Nicely balanced, bright, and piquant.

sliding scale :: $4 - 8 per 4 oz


*(ROSE)MARY BAY BLESSING BLEND* (v)
This is a magical blend of herbs of the Mediterranean :: hips of Rose, Rosemary, and Bay Laurel are combined & powdered into a sacred smudge to bless house, Home & body. They are also fierce together in the kitchen, lending a magical signature to *much*.
For best results as a smudge, sprinkle over hot metal (e.g. wood stove or skillet) rather than over charcoal or fire.

sliding scale :: $4 - 16 per 3 oz


(Rose)Mary Bay Blessing Blend!
SNACKS & DESSERT
*POPCORN EXTRAVAGANZA* (v)
This is a delicious olive oil-doused, spirulina-colored, nutritional yeast-enhanced, black pepper-spiked, truffle-scented, house-spiced eating extravaganza.

sliding scale :: $5 - $12 -- one gallon bag


*CUSTOM POPCORN* (vegan options available)
Almost everyone who has tasted Popcorn Extravaganza knows why it gets special billing on this menu. And, frankly, most of our popcorn creations get rave reviews. Wanna share with us your popcorn inspiration, or invite us to surprise you with a creation of our in-the-moment design?

sliding scale :: $5 - $12 -- one gallon bag


*SESAME FENNEL BALLS*
With the additions of red clover & dried pomegranate, these honey-sweetened energy bites are vehicles of deep, delicious nourishment for anyone!

Additionally, for those exploring a path of herbal transition, these treats are naturally-rich with phyto-estrogens, and therefore can provide hormonal support & balance on that road.
*To learn more about herbal transition (MTF), see the zine Wild Transition -- A Trans Woman Way to Nourish Ourselves with Herbs & Magic by Josephine Parker (Voyager) at wildtransition.com/wild-transition

sliding scale :: $6 - 14 -- per 6 balls


*GLACIAL CHOCOLATE FANTASY* (v)
This is a recipe that Acorn (accidentally!) created that has become a comforting & delightful staple in our refrigerator. Simple and sublime, with opportunity to customize high notes, we melt cocoa powder into coconut oil, sweeten with maple, and then stud with a varying palette of bright flavors & textures -- rose water with mint is a favorite. Other flavors include fig pistachio, nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew ...) & sea salt, cashew & raisin, orange blossom, and more. Feel free to make a request or let us surprise you.

sliding scale :: $6 - $13 -- per approx. 4 oz serving

*PASTELI* (... with Sesame or Pumpkin Seed options!)
Pasteli is an ancient Mediterranean confection, enjoyed for millennia. It is energy rich, sweet & crunchy. Traditionally, it features an elemental pairing of honey & sesame seeds. Not everyone can eat sesame seeds though, so we offer a pumpkin seed option as well. We add a hint of lemon zest and a dash of sea salt to ours. Pasteli is a Greek word, but the snack itself transcends borders. Make sure to indicate your seed preference below! Thank you <3

sliding scale :: $6 - 13 -- per approximately 8 oz serving


Popcorn Extravaganza
Subscriptions - BREADS
*WHOLE WHEAT SOURDOUGH BREAD* (v) (with gluten)
A generous loaf of crusty sourdough bread, made from a mixture of beautiful sourdough cultures - harvested in our home, as well as those gifted to us by folks who have been stewarding cultures for decades. Sourdough bread is pre-digested by the culture, and hence is often easier for bodies to assimilate & absorb. This bread usually comes sliced and frozen to ensure maximum freshness (simply toast to serve), though fresh bread is possible if requested with sufficient notice. Perfect for sandwiches or toast.

sliding scale :: $5 - 9 per loaf


*GLUTEN FREE SOURDOUGH BREAD* (v) (gf)
A hearty and delicious loaf of sourdough bread, made with brown rice, millet, sorghum, garbanzo bean flours, and topped with a variety of seeds. This delightful, tasty vegan, gluten-free bread has consistently wow-ed skeptics with its yumminess and has transformed diets of those living gluten-free. This loaf usually comes sliced and frozen to ensure maximum freshness (simply toast to serve), though fresh bread is possible if requested with sufficient notice.

sliding scale :: $7 - 12 per loaf


*SORGHUM BREADS (GLUTEN FREE & SOURDOUGH!)* (v) (gf)
A recent addition to the CSK menu, we have been loving the versatility of this amazing grain. Made with our sorghum-specific sourdough starter, these breads are frozen fresh in our kitchen, and come to you sliced, unless otherwise requested. Like all CSK breads, they refresh well in the toaster or turned once under the broiler. We invite you to get to know sorghum bread! They pair beautifully with soups, love butter too, and even can double as personal-size gluten free pizza crusts. There's even options!

sliding scale :: $5 - 12
Option 1: stack of 6 flatbreads / personal pizza crusts
Option 2: one small loaf, sliced
Option 3: Sorghum Focaccia - featuring olive oil, rosemary & sea salt
Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread
HEARTY BEAN STEWS, BONE BROTH, and FELAFEL(!)
Note::
There is & will be natural variation across our batches of beans & broths. This reflects our desire & practice to keep our approach to these dishes fresh - for ourselves, for you, as well as the cycle of the seasons. All remain gluten-free. <3

*FUL MEDAMES* (v)
A deep, bright, savory fava bean stew - (and the national breakfast of Egypt). A quintessential stew of the Eastern Mediterranean, this vegan & gluten-free dish has nourished many peoples & civilizations for thousands of years. While traditionally served with bread, and a hard-boiled egg, anyone may enjoy Ful on its own, or with any starch of choice. This is a dish we hear often touted as the one that helps devout omnivores imagine themselves vegan.

sliding scale :: $7 - 14 per quart


*ITALIAN-STYLE STEWED WHITE BEANS* (v)
These slow-stewed cannellini beans are mindfully laced with caramelized onion, garlic, rosemary, sea salt, and other herbs & spices of the Mediterranean. Serving suggestions include :: As a thick stew, with bread of choice, and a dipping bowl of olive oil & house spice (or simply salt & pepper); could be thinned with broth, and served with salad or roasted vegetables; alternately, could be used as a vegan, protein-rich pasta sauce a la 'pasta fagioli'.

sliding scale :: $6 - 13 per quart


*SPLIT PEA SOUP* (v) (also available in a bone broth base)
Celebrating the pottage traditions of Northern Europe, and the Celtic, North & Irish Sea Isles, our split pea soup is comfort on a cold or gray day -- warming, hearty, thick, and comforting. Pairs beautifully with breads & butter.

sliding scale :: $6 - 13 per quart


*STEWED RED BEANS* (v)
A soft, savory, DELICIOUS quart of red beans. These plus rice comprise a solid, vegan dinner. Meanwhile, these plus any manner of beloved broth makes an amazing, hearty soup. As mentioned, there will be natural variation across our batches of stewed beans, though these red beans will often carry hints of celery & chiles.

sliding scale :: $6 - 13 per quart


*STEWED BLACK BEANS* (v)
Smoky, rich, aromatic, delicious. We wish to welcome you Home, to this 'between-the-worlds' presentation of this sacred crop of Turtle Island. Like all of our stews, these black beans host a wealth of herbs, spices & aromatics. Their bouquet often features that of toasted chiles, and caramelized onions. When we eat & serve this stew, we try to pair it with corn and/or squash in honor of - and with thanks to - all the Life, and the amazing human cultures indigenous to this land.

sliding scale :: $6 - 13 per quart


*'DAWNLAND' BAKED BEANS* (v)
So-called 'Boston Baked Beans' is a dish of the region -- and also of both Willow & Acorn's ancestors. It was born of the Indigenous gifts of maple & beans, offered to settler cultures in 'New England' -- and evolved further through the centuries-long triangle trade that saw enslaved Africans bought & sold to produce molasses, rum, and wealth for New England trading ports, like Boston. Hence, molasses & pork (another European import), for settlers, were logical modifications to the ancient recipe. Here, we present a menu item that whispers between worlds -- a marriage of people, place, time & seasons. We dial the exploitation economy back, and return to Pea Beans & Maple Syrup for the base. Onions, sweet roots, the occasional hearty greens, and a mild blend of spices are what then rounds the dish into one that may just feel like Home yet.

'Dawnland' is one translation of N'Dakinna, the name given by the Abenaki people to their regional Home place -- this place.

sliding scale :: $6 - 13 per quart


*LENTIL STEW* (v)
Lentil stew seems in a realm of its own -- maybe because lentils are just so unique & charming. We stew soaked lentils with an aromatic blend of vegetables spices & herbs until they soften in the mouth. So versatile as a stew, a soup, an omelette filling, a bread topping, and more! Lovers of lentils over here. <3

sliding scale :: $6 - 13 per quart


*BONE BROTH -- QUART*
Our bone broths come from the long-simmered bones of grass-fed, locally-raised animals (most commonly beef, lamb or chicken). These broths are rich, smooth, delicious, and full of deep, deep nourishment for our bodies. They add depth & flavor to almost any savoury dish, can easily fortify leftover stews or soup, and of course can also be enjoyed by the steaming cup-full to fortify your constitution. (If desired, anyone may add fortifying herbs specific to their constitution's needs to the broth in the reheating.)

sliding scale :: $4 - $10 per quart


*FALAFEL BATTER* (v) -- Ready-to-Fry (or Bake)
Recently, we were asked, 'What's helped you get through this year under lockdown/COVID-19?' Falafel was on our list! This delectable treat & comfort food has returned to our table so often, we decided to add it to the menu. We love falafel enough though, that we know it's best when freshly cooked! So, we offer this delightful blend of ground chickpeas, alliums, spices, and sesame seeds, raw & ready to be fried or baked. And, if you need support in finding awesome frying oil at a reasonable price, ask us about our bulk buying facilitation & pantry consultations.

sliding scale :: $8-20 per quart (makes about 20 falafel balls/patties)
Bone Broth!
HERBAL TINCTURES & ELIXIRS
***All herbal medicine sliding scales start at $0 for people who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color.***
** We also gratefully welcome back used dropper bottles**


MEDICINE DISCLAIMER :: The medicines & properties listed here have not been officially evaluated by anyone and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician, clinical herbalist, or other health care professional. Please do not use the information on this page for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.


*YELLOW DOCK TINCTURE* (Rumex crispus)
A medicine plant of north temperate meadows with long yellow roots, Yellow Dock is a potent antioxidant & digestive aid. It stimulates bile production, which eases the digestion of fats, and also stimulates toxin & waste elimination. Take a dropper-full or three to boost your digestive & elimination systems.

sliding scale :: $6 - 13 per 2 oz dropper bottle


*JAPANESE KNOTWEED TINCTURE* (Fallopia japonica)
A renowned & effective Lyme disease remedy. Ours is wildcrafted in Vermont.
Japanese Knotweed is considered to be an effective herbal approach to mitigate Lyme disease and its symptoms. It supports the innate immune function to respond to the disease. It also can be effective at eliminating the spirochetes themselves, by enhancing the blood flow. It also helps other drugs to be more effective.

sliding scale :: $4 - 12 per 2 oz dropper bottle


*BLUE VERVAIN TINCTURE*
Blue Vervain is a potent mint-family plant that offers grounding & awesome nervous system support. Upon meeting this plant in a meadow, it called to Frances Rose like a banner at a rally. And upon repeated meetings of its medicine, it seems to have the reliable effect of dropping Frances Rose to faer knee to the Earth in release, humility, and grounding. Blue Vervain also is a bitter, and as such stimulates the digestive system (one might consider taking any before a meal).

sliding scale :: $6 - 13 per 2 oz dropper bottle


*SKULLKAP TINCTURE*
Skullcap may lend potent support to dream time. Think of Skullcap as a warm, gentle(r) sleep aid, and relaxant. It sometimes is effective at helping folks get back to sleep in the middle of the night, and may be similarly helpful in a host of other insomnia patterns. It can also be used to sooth an anxious mind or nervous system.

sliding scale :: $6 - 13 per 2 oz dropper bottle


*COFFEE TINCTURE*
Fairly traded beans from Coffee’s native range (the Ethiopian highlands) have been tinctured & lightly sweetened, with Vermont Maple syrup, to make a delicious, relatively light pick-me-up. When a whole cuppa is clearly not the thing (nor perhaps practical), consider this a friend in your bag -- or your glove compartment!

sliding scale :: $6 - 13 per 2 oz dropper bottle


*LICORICE ROOT TINCTURE* (v)
Added to our apothecary with the onset of COVID-19, Licorice Root is an herb with strong anti-viral properties.
See this document for more information on both the mechanisms of the Corona virus and how licorice may be of aid::
www.stephenharrodbuhner.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/coronavirus.txt.pdf

sliding scale :: $6 - 13 per 2 oz dropper bottle


*WHITE PINE TINCTURE* (v)
Also added to our apothecary with the onset of COVID-19, White Pine may be helpful in: warming the body system; stimulating circulation; moving, drying & thinning fluids; and more. White Pine has a history of use in colds and flu. *CSK wishes to offer thanks to a sweet herbalist named Kenton for sharing with us the plant material to make this medicine -- from a local pine that came down in a spring storm*.

We also want to lift up & celebrate <3 White Pine <3 as an ancient medicinal teacher, accomplice, and friend on Turtle Island. Their grace once *towered* over & throughout Eastern & Central forests, growing anciently, and giantly -- much as their coniferous relations in the old growth forests of the West still do.

More information on White Pine as medicine here ::
Pine Monograph from Jade Alicandro Mace
https://www.milkandhoneyherbs.com/blog/2018/1/19/white-pine-medicine
And Rosalee De la Floret
https://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/pine-properties.html

sliding scale :: $1 - 13 per 2 oz dropper bottle


*MINT ELIXIR* (Mentha spp.)
A smooth & delicious honey-sweetened elixir. Mint transports us to better digestion & the magic of the Mint Realm. Take a dropper-full or three as desired, after a big meal, or to help soothe a troubled stomach. Mint can also help soothe frayed nervous systems.

sliding scale :: $6 - 13 per 2 oz dropper bottle


*GINGER DANDELION ELIXIR* (Zingiber officinal + Taraxacum officinal)
A sweet, warming honey-sweetened elixir of ginger & dandelion root. This elixir boasts the medicinal properties of ginger (anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory, stimulant) and dandelion (strengthening the liver, spleen, & heart). Help settle the stomach, stimulate up the senses, and fortify your system.

sliding scale :: $6 - 13 per 2 oz dropper bottle


*ROSE HIP ELIXIR*
A honey-sweet & beautiful journey into the divine femme magic of rose hips. Rose Hip Elixir offers a soaring floral note to your world and a loving energy to your heart.

sliding scale :: $6 - 13 per 2 oz dropper bottle


*HAWTHORN ELIXIR*
Our double extraction Hawthorn Elixir is a magical creation. For millennia, Hawthorn has been renowned for its sacred properties, and for being a portal to the realm of the Fae. In addition to offering a dose of faerie magic, it also strengthens the physical heart (improves circulation & cardiovascular function) and the emotional heart (especially good for boundaries, given the Hawthorn tree's sizable thorns).

sliding scale :: $6 - 13 per 2 oz dropper bottle


*FENNEL ELIXIR*
Fennel is so much! Lifting. Freshening. Invigorating. Wit-sharpening, it lends its magic to memory, focus, and knowledge. It’s (en)lightening. Clearing. A digestif. Meanwhile, also :: a bravery medicine -- heart-strengthening, it points to leaning in -- and growing into valor, strength, and confidence; stimulates milk flows; quells hunger; and is a potent aphrodisiac.
There is an undeniable fabulousness about fennel -- a boldness, a fruitiness. Its flamboyance & flavor has in some circles become synonymous with queerness. And its powers of protection have long been in the service of landed folk. This elixir is a honey-sweetened double extraction of all of this magic! Come & get your love!

sliding scale :: $6 - 13 per 2 oz dropper bottle



Tinctures & Elixirs!
HERBAL TONICS & SPRAYS
***All herbal medicine sliding scales start at $0 for people who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color.***
** We also gratefully welcome back used dropper/medicine bottles**


MEDICINE DISCLAIMER :: The medicines & properties listed here have not been officially evaluated by anyone and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician, clinical herbalist, or other health care professional. Please do not use the information on this page for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.


*FIRE CIDER* (v)
This fiery concoction is a blend of medicinal plants (e.g. hot peppers, onions, turmeric, ginger, rosemary, hardy citrus, & more) steeped in apple cider vinegar. You receive the strained vinegar, which is filled with the medicinal properties & delicious flavors of the plants. Take a dropper-full or three to boost the immune system, wake up the senses, and kick the cold.

sliding scale :: $0 - 10 per 2 oz dropper bottle
*This is the exact same item as described in the No One Turned Away section, just listed here again for easy reference


*ROSEMARY LAVENDER SPRAY*
This refreshing medicine, made with purified water & essential oils of rosemary & lavender, can be used as a room or body spray, to promote focus & clarity. The anti-microbial properties of the rosemary also make this a wonderful natural hand cleanser. COVID note :: to make this anti-viral, YOU MUST ADD ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL so that total proportion of alcohol content is around 70% -- remember also to account for the water content in whatever percentage of alcohol you are using.

sliding scale :: $5 - 10 per 2 oz dropper bottle
Fire Cider (before straining)!
To which of these CSK offerings would you like to subscribe?
NOTE: The prices listed below are unit prices, though as per the Community Supported model, we request that you pay up front for three of each item you subscribe to (more information below under "Your Investment"). You can choose to pick up each item on a WEEKLY, BI-WEEKLY (every other week), or UPON REQUEST basis (meaning you tell us when you're ready for that item and we schedule pick ups as needed). You may also choose ONE-TIME if you wish to only do one pick up of an item. N.O.T.A.F.L.O.F. stands for "No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds," meaning that the sliding scale starts at $0.
Weekly
Bi-Weekly
Upon Request
One-Time
*(N.O.T.A.F.L.O.F.) BEAN STEW* :: $0 - 13
*(N.O.T.A.F.L.O.F.) BONE BROTH - PINT* :: $0 - 5
*(N.O.T.A.F.L.O.F.) BEAN BROTH* :: $0 - 5
*(N.O.T.A.F.L.O.F.) BROWN RICE* :: $0 - 4
*(N.O.T.A.F.L.O.F.) FIRE CIDER* :: $0 - 10
*HUMMUS* $5 - 10
*LABNEH* $7 - 17
*ALLI-ZINGER PASTE* :: $7 - 14
*AIOLI MAYONNAISE* $5 - 10
*ROSE CEREAL* $7 - 15
*ZA'ATAR SUNFLOWER * :: $4 - 10
*SUNFLOWER CRUMBLE* $4 - 10
*HOUSE SPICE* :: $3 - 7
*SEASONING SALT* $4 - 8
*LEMON PEPPER* $4 - 8
*(ROSE)MARY BAY BLESSING BLEND* $3 - 12
*POPCORN EXTRAVAGANZA* $5 - 12
*CUSTOM POPCORN* $5 - 12
*SESAME FENNEL BALLS* $6 - 14
*GLACIAL CHOCOLATE FANTASY* $6 - 13
*PASTELI* $6 - 13
*WHOLE WHEAT SOURDOUGH BREAD* $5 - 9
*GLUTEN FREE SOURDOUGH BREAD LOAF* $7 - 12
*SORGHUM SOURDOUGH FLATBREAD (GF) * $5 - 12
*SORGHUM SOURDOUGH LOAF (GF)* $5 - 12
*SORGHUM SOURDOUGH FOCACIA (GF)* $5 - 12
*FUL MEDAMES* $7 - 14
*ITALIAN WHITE BEANS* $6 - 13
*SPLIT PEA SOUP* $6 - 13
*STEWED RED BEANS* $6 - 13
*STEWED BLACK BEANS* $6 - 13
*'DAWNLAND' BAKED BEANS* $6 - 13
*LENTIL STEW* $6 - 13
*BONE BROTHS - QUART* $4 - 10
*FALAFEL BATTER* $8-20
*MINT ELIXIR* $6 - 13
*YELLOW DOCK TINCTURE* $6 - 13
*GINGER DANDELION ELIXIR* $6 - 13
*JAPANESE KNOTWEED TINCTURE* $4 - 12
*BLUE VERVAIN TINCTURE* $6 - 13
*SKULLCAP TINCTURE* $6 - 13
*LICORICE ROOT TINCTURE* $6 - 13
*COFFEE TINCTURE* $6 - 13
*WHITE PINE TINCTURE* $1 - 13
*ROSE HIP ELIXIR* $6 - 13
*HAWTHORN ELIXIR* $6 - 13
*FENNEL ELIXIR* $6 - 13
*ROSEMARY LAVENDER SPRAY* $4 - 10
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NOTES :: Please note here any relevant item clarifications or flavor requests for your order (e.g. custom quantities, fresh vs frozen bread, preferred bean stew, self-ID as BIPOC for access to $0 herbal medicines, etc., etc.)
YOUR INVESTMENT EXPLAINED
If you selected WEEKLY, BI-WEEKLY, or UPON REQUEST ::

* You are subscribing to three of each item! *
You will be able to view your pick-ups & donation details in a shared spreadsheet (example pictured below). Your donation may be cash, check (made out to Angie Swiggum), Venmo (@Angie-Swiggum), CashApp ($wildRoseAcorn) or PayPal to angie.swiggum@gmail.com (please *do not* select that you're paying for goods or services).

For example, if you have subscribed to weekly pick-ups of sourdough bread (unit price: $5-9), your total donation for that item will be $15-27.

At your first pick up, you receive one of each item to which you’ve subscribed (unless you tell us otherwise!). You then receive one more of each item weekly, bi-weekly, or upon request (whichever you selected for each item). We offer this because we recognize that some items get used up faster than others. Once you’ve picked up three of an item, we’ll let you know it’s time to re-subscribe (i.e. donate for three more of that item if you wish to continue receiving it).

***If you selected ONE-TIME ::

You will pay for and pick up one of each item for which you selected "One-Time", once. If you love the items and are financially able to subscribe to rounds of three pick-ups in the future, please do! If you want to keep trying single pick-ups of items and/or single orders are better for your life & money flows, then you are welcome to order in this way.

***

ACCESSIBILITY
Please get in touch if this donation structure doesn't work for you, and we'll do our best to figure out how to support you in accessing awesome food in a way that fits with your money & food flows. We are open to bartering - feel free to make a proposal! Please note also the 'No One Turned Away' section of the menu at the top, with sliding-scale prices starting at $0, and that all herbal medicines start at $0 for people who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color.
What it looks like to subscribe to the CSK: An example spreadsheet
I HAVE READ & I UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE INFORMATION ABOUT MY INVESTMENT *
CONTAINERS
We provide all the containers for your subscription items, including plastic take out containers, glass jars, & medicine dropper bottles. You offer a one-time $10 fee to help us cover the cost of containers. Please, if possible, return your empty containers to us to reuse. Your dedication to returning containers helps us keep prices affordable and is better for the planet. Thank you!

If paying the container fee represents a hardship for you at this time, please let us know & we can waive it.
I understand! *
FOOD PICK-UP
Currently, our only pick-up location is in Randolph, Vermont (you will receive the exact address from us after your order is placed). We have the possibility of a pick-up location in Montpelier, if we learn that there are enough subscribers interested in picking up there.

In the end, you are responsible to take your food & medicine Home promptly. Depending on the situation (perishability of the food, fullness of our refrigerator, etc.), we may have to give away or otherwise use items that are not picked up at the arranged time & place.

We recognize that we can reach more people through adding additional pick up locations! The process of creating additional pick-up points includes suggesting receptive locations, and showing that at least three people will use it to pick up their items -- also that the location is able to hold subscriptions in cold storage (for those items that need it) until they are picked up. Making your home or business a pick up location is a great way to get CSK items delivered straight to your door!!
Where would you most like to pick up your food? *
FINALLY
We will reach out to all subscribers individually, to solidify details. That said...
Do you have any thoughts, comments, questions, conflicts or feedback which you'd care to share with the Community Supported Kitchen?
Missing something? Propose new CSK subscription items here ::
CSK GOALS & INTENTIONS !!
● We connect people with a passion for Life through delicious, ethically-sourced food experiences.

● We work in the realms of food & culture toward the liberation of all beings.

● We uplift the inherent sacredness of food, of eating together, and the living web of connected cultural food-ways the world over.

● We bridge & (re)weave food-based wisdom-traditions, by helping to promote & share vital, contemporary food-ways. In doing so, we hope to illuminate & fuel collective paths forward, through the compounding crises of eco-social collapse & late-stage capitalism

● We share common forms of connection through food, to address the trauma & pain of separation so commonly felt in the modern world.

● We help many people to experience tastes of Home -- wherever it is, or was -- and even if it felt like it never was.

● We encourage & hold space for conversations about the connections between food, identity, justice, and resilience.

● We illuminate pathways for anyone to connect with personally- and/or ancestrally-significant food-ways in manners that are mindful of the nuances of ethical sourcing practices in current local & global contexts.

● We help folks to remove perceived obstacles around their diets, and to grow the vitality of their personal food-ways, offering wisdom & knowledge rooted in our own diverse home food practices.

● We support people in connecting to foods that are nourishing, safe, healthful, & digestible for their bodies, endeavoring to cook for any dietary need/choice/allergy.

● We leverage privilege to collective advantage.

● We make our offerings financially accessible and cultivate regenerative economies.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING REGENERATIVE FOOD SYSTEMS! <3
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