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  • May
    12

    Movin’ on up


    by G. Scott Brown
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     We’ve Moved and It’s Better Than Ever!

    By Dre Slaman and G. Scott Brown, Co-Owners

    We’ve been busy these last nine months… We have created our perfect kitchen and we couldn’t be more excited!

    Our new location in Northeast Portland started as an old warehouse filled with used Volvo parts.  After months of  meticulous design, permitting, and pre-construction hullaballoo, we finally broke ground on February 1st!   We have more than doubled our space in our new 3600 sq’ kitchen that features 3 huge walk ins, 36 feet of hood space, and a ton of brand new equipment.

    Our new digs not only mean lots of shiny new stuff, but allows us to continue to serve you the best product possible, expand our delivery area even further, and add additional offerings on to our menu (snacks and desserts, anyone?)

    We are ecstatic to finally be moved in and hope you come see us soon!  You can find us at 5411 NE Portland Highway, Portland, OR 97218.  Our phone number and email is the same:  info@farmtofit.com 503-688-9248

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  • Oct
    29

    Makin’ Friends…


    by Rachael Lamb
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    …at the Widmer Brothers’ health fair! Chef Jeremy’s coconut vegetable curry was a hit- as was Portland’s Culinary Workshop’s Chicken Coq Au Vin! (Which strangely, happens to be on our menu this week!) So good to meet the faces of Windmer Brothers today, thank you to all who stopped by to chat!

    Time for an Upheaval! (IPA, that is…)

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  • Oct
    28

    Meet Your Crew!


    by G. Scott Brown
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    Over the next few weeks we will be introducing you to the team of people whose dedicated work creates those delicious, healthy meals delivered to your doorstep!

    Team Member: Rachael Lamb

    Position: Packaging and Delivery Manager

     

    How long have you been with F2F:

    “A year and a half!”

     

    Delivery Route: 

    North Portland, NE Portland, and the Vancouver, WA pickup location”

     

    Delivery Day Jams: 

    (Long pause) “It depends on the day really.  Let’s just say I’ve been into Ryan Adam’s self-titled new album recently.  But, generally speaking I’ll blast pop radio”

     

    What is your favorite F2F dish:

    “I get really excited when I see the Pulled Pork Sandwich, the Fish Cakes, the Pizza.  That burger Jeremy made recently is the best burger I’ve ever had. The German Pork Stew, which we haven’t done in a while, the Red Curry Beef, The Breakfast Sandwich, I could go on…”

     

    Best part about working here: 

    “The sound system.  Just kidding.  I really like having a list of things to do and checking them off as I go throughout the day.  Everything is always in motion here…all actions lead up to that delivery.  There is a small sense of accomplishment at the end of a delivery day – and by the next day, the whole process starts all over again – this work really is a team effort.  Everyone’s role is vital.  And that being said, everyone I work with is really great.  We laugh alot.  Oh – and I really like to drive.”

      

    Favorite place in Portland to get a not-healthy snack:

    “I was just introduced to Papa Haydn’s in the NW.  It was THE BEST chocolate cake.”

     

    If you could deliver Farm to Fit to anyone dead or alive who would it be?  

    “My Mom…because I never get to see her…only a few times a year.”

       

    If you had to live anywhere else where would it be?  

    “I think I’ve found my home here in the NW.  Eventually my fiancé and I want to live on a little homestead in the forest.”



    'Icing the Bags' on delivery days is a straight-up decent core workout.



    ‘Icing the Bags’ on delivery days is a straight-up decent core workout.

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  • Feb
    01

    3rd Annual Valentine’s Dinner For Two, Delivered to Your Door!


    by G. Scott Brown
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    Valentine’s Day Dinner Delivered To Your Door
    Farm to Fit’s 3rd Annual Four Course Dinner for Two

    Farm To Fit is announcing our 3rd annual Valentine’s Day Four Course Dinner for Two!

    Every Valentine’s Day we forget the calorie counting and create a decadent fine dining meal for two.
    For $85** a you and your sugar can avoid the hassle of going out to dinner on one of the busiest nights of the year and enjoy a quiet dinner at home.

    Chef Michael Keskin has designed the following menu for 2014:
    1st Course: Oyster and Brie Champagne Soup
    2nd Course: Shaved Fennel, Tangerine, Watercress, with Pine Nut Golden Raisin Vinaigrette
    3rd Course: Silva’s Grass-Fed filet of Beef or Pacific Salmon with Dungeness Crab Bordelaise Sauce, White Asparagus Butter and Braised Yukon Potatoes
    4th Course: Woodford Reserve Bourbon Chocolate Mousse

    The meals are delivered between 2:00 and 6:00 on Feb 14th and can be heated in the oven upon arrival.
    Order online or contact us if you have other general questions.

    **Regular delivery charges apply, within our delivery zone or pick up locations
    **For non-current clients there will be a $20 refundable cooler deposit. You can either transfer the meals out of the cooler when we arrive or return it to 2608 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland OR 97232

    Farm to Fit is a locally owned and operated healthy meal delivery service. We offer gourmet, calorie-controlled, fresh meals for delivery or pick up. There are many meal plan options, including breakfast, lunch and dinner at either a 1200, 1600 or 2000 calorie per day average. Gluten Intolerant, Diabetic Friendly and a Low Carb options are also available.


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  • Dec
    13

    Winter Holiday Extra Meals


    by G. Scott Brown
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    Our last delivery will be Friday 12/20.

    We will resume regular deliveries Friday 01/03/2014.

    This little break will hopefully allow you to schedule your holiday parties and travel without worrying about your overstuffed fridge! (And our team will get to spend time with their families throughout the holidays, an extra bonus!)

    We’re offering a selection of additional meals to store in your freezer and help you out in a pinch JUST in case…. We’ll deliver these extra meals to you on 12/20.  Can’t decide?  Don’t worry you have until the 17th to let us know.   Just scroll through the order form below to submit your order:

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  • Apr
    04

    A Weather Walked In


    by G. Scott Brown
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    This amazing show opening is an event not to be missed!  Farm to Fit will be providing hors d’oeuvres for the opening Friday April 5th from 6-10.

    A Weather Walked In is a 28-photo curation of Charlie Haughey’s Vietnam photo collection.  Experiences of the Vietnam war that he managed to capture (and retain, mostly) on film.   Charlie shot nearly 2,000 photos during the Vietnam War and they are now being released for the first time in 45 years.  (View images from the collection as they are released on Flickr)

     

    From his Biography on the Chieu Hoi Blog: Charlie Haughey (Chieu Hoi to his friends in the Army 25th Infantry Division), a now-retired cabinet maker, was drafted to the US Army in 1967. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam from March 1968 to May of 1969 with the 25th. Charlie, a photographer from a young age, was commissioned by his commanding officer to take photos—not traditional combat photos, but morale-boosting content to uplift spirits of the members of the unit. When he left Vietnam for good, Charlie brought back to the United States almost two thousand negatives that had captured his unique view on the war and life in the army. The negatives lay in boxes until the fall of 2012, when a chance meeting brought them out of dormancy. For 45 years, the photos have waited for their time in the light.
    Charlie’s story and the images he captured are fascinating insights into the Vietnam War and this opening is an event we are proud to be a part of!
    Check out more information on Charlie herephoto.
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  • Feb
    25

    Welcome the Newest Member of Our Team!


    by G. Scott Brown
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    Image  We’d like to introduce to you Chef Michael Keskin!  He’s the newest member of the Farm to Fit Family.  Chef Michael has been with us since November and, in our opinion, has knocked some dishes out of the park!  We especially love the new additions to our menu like the Chicken Coq au Vin, the Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad, and his twist on the Blackened Catfish (with Spicy Pineapple Salsa ~ yum!).

    Here’s a little more about him:

    Michael was born in Alexandria, Virginia.  As the son of a cigarette girl and a server, Michael was destined for a career in hospitality. Only naturally, he started working in a kitchen at the young age of 14 as a dishwasher. It didn’t take long before he was inspired to become a Chef. After moving out West, he apprenticed under numerous Chefs in Eugene. Chef Bruno at Chef’s Kitchen pushed Michael to have an understanding of flavor profiles. It was at Zenon Café, under Chef Bill Hatch, where Michael truly became passionate about epicurean masterpieces.

    From PB&J to pate, Michael truly loves and respects all food. BBQ and Cajun Creole being his favorites, he also has a deep love for French and Italian cuisine. Michael is very excited to take you around the world with his culinary creations!

    And we’re excited to be along for the ride!  Have and idea for a recipe you’d like us to Farm to Fit up?  Let us know, Chef Michael is always up for the challenge!

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  • Feb
    04

    2nd Annual Valentine’s Dinner for Two, Delivered to Your Door!


    by G. Scott Brown
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    2nd Annual Valentine's Dinner for Two - Farm to Fit Portland OR



    We at Farm to Fit love to deliver you our Healthy, fresh meals but the Love we are spreading now is a Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two.

    Last year’s valentines dinner was such a success that we decided to do it again! For this day only we are throwing out the calorie counting and cooking up a four course meal for two delivered to your door.

    Chef Michael Keskin is giddy to break out of the constraint of calorie counting and has created this decadent menu to share:
    First Course: Dungeness Crab Bisque
    Second Course: Carlton Farms Pork Belly with Sage White Beans and Apple Brulee
    Third Course: Veal Osso Bucco with Toasted Pine Nut Gremolata
    Fourth Course: Chocolate Hazelnut Cake with German Chocolate Ganache

    Dinner for Two $75, delivered on Valentine’s Day.

    Email us or order online if you’d like to reserve your four-course meal!

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  • Nov
    05

    Happy Birthday Farm To Fit!


    by G. Scott Brown
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    What can Happen in 365 days?  Or shall I ask, How can so much happen so fast?
    Well let me see: Dre and I have been continuously working, learning, adjusting, experimenting, occasionally breathing, every once in a while we have gotten to hang out with friends and even more rare we actually might have had a conversation that is not about Farm To Fit.
    As Birthday’s tend to do to me, I am feeling very reflective.
    I am amazed at how much I have learned and how much more I need to learn.
    I am surprised how some things I was so certain about, I was so wrong about.
    I am in awe about how much support we have received and sometimes shocked at where it has come from.
    And above all, I am ever so thankful for all our customers.
    We are thrilled to celebrate our first birthday and are excited about all the new things to happen in our second year!
    Happy Birthday and Thank you to our clients….we wouldn’t be here without you!
    Let’s Celebrate!
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  • Oct
    29

    Tricks for Halloween Treats!


    by G. Scott Brown
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    There is one this we can guarantee this time of year – there is candy EVERYWHERE Our weakness?  Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Candy Corn, and Snickers (frozen, of course). 

    There is nothing that says you have to say no to sweets completely.   We here at Farm to Fit fully endorse indulging — in moderation, of course.   We celebrate this holiday as a perfect opportunity to exercise portion control –even with our sweets!

    Here are some quick tips we use to help us enjoy this ghoulish holiday without packing on the LBs

    QUICK TIP #1: Toss the candy bowl
    Candy bowl on your desk or coffee table?  Those with candy within reach are more likely to mindlessly munch.  Put it in a drawer…or better yet, somewhere outside of arm’s reach where you have to walk to get it!    

    QUICK TIP #2: Work out on Halloween morning
    Lifting weights reduces levels of blood sugar by 15 percent for more than 12 hours after you’ve left the gym, according to research from Syracuse University. Why does that matter? Some of the sugar you consume will stay in your blood stream, providing energy to your cells, instead of pitching a tent in your belly.

    QUICK TIP #3: Switch to dark chocolate
    Okay, okay, this doesn’t count on Halloween.  But if given the choice between Hershey’s Milk and Hershey’s Special Dark, choose the dark… It won’t necessarily save you calories, but dark chocolate boasts health benefits that milk chocolate just live up to. 
    QUICK TIP #4: Don’t hand out your favorite candy
    Hard to say no while you’re in the candy aisle but you’ll be thankful later when you don’t have a bowl full of Butterfingers to resist!
    QUICK TIP #5: Set a candy-calorie load and stick to it
    The fewer calories you take in during candy season, the easier it will be during the rest of the holiday season. Set a caloric limit and hold yourself to it. We like 300 or 400 calories—indulgent yet not destructive.  
    QUICK TIP #6: Don’t skip dinner
    A healthy, balanced dinner will take the edge off your candy craving.  So microwave that Farm to Fit meal before hitting the streets with the tikes!

    QUICK TIP #7: Take it outside
    Set your leftover candy on your porch before you go to bed. The leftover candy will be gone by morning and guaranteed not to haunt you for weeks on end!

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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