Hola Friends! I hope you all are well. It sure has been a whirlwind since I moved here (I used to say “world wind” up until a week ago). The first month was a week of catching up and acclimating to my new environment, followed by a week of looking for a new place to live while dodging scary dogs and ended with a week of finally getting the ball rolling on the farm-to-table concept (the reason for my move down here).
A month ago the “cafe” was, well, 4 brick walls and a roof. Seriously, that’s it. Today, I am proud to say that our hard work is showing and by December 21st we will be open for business!
First, I’d Like to clear the air a bit, because as my grandmother thinks, I moved down here to live on a beach I am living on a dirt road, I brush my teeth with bottled water and my “shower” is dripping cold water. Dinning out is an uphill battle as everything is fried and garnished with a sprinkle of micro organisms. The stray dogs are terrifying, vicious and rabie-infested. There’s only 2 paved roads in town. I live on a beach and have out on my bikini once. To my surprise the locals do not understand when I speak to them in Italian. On Sundays Todos Santos turns into a ghost town. Expecting to FaceTime over stolen wifi is like expecting to leave Whole Foods spending less than $50- it’s just not gonna happen. Anyway, despite the norms (of living in Mexico), I am really enjoying being here and grateful for this opportunity to team up and learn from some of the best organic farmers!
Life in Todos since I arrived November 1st, 6 weeks ago (with a 2 week break in SF)
The soon to be cafe and farm-to-table store
When I arrived 6 weeks ago it was an empty brick building. Our new tables to display produce
Day of canning – with the labels and logo I designed – Organic Farm Girl yah