Seniors Now Get First Access to Gelson’s

••• Jacob Grant of Roots Organic Farm, one of the primary vendors at the Saturday farmers’ market, announced that the farm will be back at the market this Saturday (after a break last weekend). He also wrote something that I think is worth sharing.

Gratitude is medicinal. Giving feels good. Helping those in need helps us. Scarcity breeds appreciation. Make soup or broth with your scraps, or feed them to your animals. Be creative and conserve what you have. But eat well, actually eat BETTER, take the best care of yourself you know how. ….and know that there is a dynamic effort happening to distribute food, to maintain what is essential.

I also want to share my feeling about the economic situation. To me the underlying principle is reciprocity. Sustainability truly only depends on reciprocity. If we give appropriately when we take, we can keep taking. So give something. Give money if you can, give extra if you can. Donate to others. If it’s hard to give money, give what you can, what you have extra of. And find where your gift is needed.

Reciprocity is how we fit in to a relationship that works.

••• When my husband and I moved here, we knew almost no one. We made a concerted point of choosing a restaurant—Bettina, because we love good pizza—and going so often that they’d have no choice but to recognize us and, over time, maybe even like us. The plan worked: The restaurant has become a happy place for us, where we know we’ll always be warmly welcomed and treated well. I suspect many people out there have places like that, and this is when we all need to show them extra support. (Related: You can now order a Bettina gift card online.)

••• From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., only shoppers 65 and older are allowed inside Gelson’s.

••• Flor de Maiz has gone on hiatus.

••• The Rosewood Miramar Beach says that Caruso’s and Malibu Farm are now offering pick-up or delivery via Grubhub.

••• Kanaloa Seafood is also delivering via Restaurant Connection and Grubhub (as well as doing takeout).