Last month, we welcomed a new member to the Pacific Coast Harvest team. Devon Dodgson is a PCH customer who is now benefitting families we serve by sharing recipes utilizing produce from each week’s delivery, as well as generating content on our blog to inspire more thought around wellness. Devon lives in Fremont with her husband and their laying hens, and spends most of her days teaching private music lessons, cooking dinner, and fitting in a trip to the gym. We had her answer a couple of questions for us so you can get to know her better.
Q: What has motivated your cooking journey?
A: My value around cooking is centered on sharing life at the table with loved ones. I grew up in a family that caught up and laughed during dinner on a daily basis. Since starting my adult life, and especially now that I’m married, there is mostly joy as I tackled what I’ll call the “domestic burdens” encountered around cooking and general tending to of a home that inhabits warmth, rest, and comfort. I did make it a priority in the first several months of marriage to figure out this whole cooking-for-two thing, finally settling into methods for creating well-balanced meals that satisfy my family’s need for timely meal prep and healthy recipes.
Q: What do you hope our customers will gain from the content you share?
A: For the novice cook, my goal in sharing recipes is to empower! All it takes is patience to follow instructions, and a commitment to make the most of PCH deliveries by cooking at home a few days each week in order to practice and gain confidence. For the busy family, my desire is to take some thought out of “what will I make with this?” when that PCH box arrives. You can guarantee that you’ll have at least one dish planned out and can tackle it at your own leisure. For the “keep it local” advocate, my hope is that you’ll enjoy the process of cooking and journeying through these Seattle seasons with me, your neighbor, as we explore food and wellness together.