Monday, April 21, 2008

What Makes the Foodie in Me Happy (and Sad)

Read THIS.

Weep.

For those that don't want to fill out a free Gazette form, here's a tease for the article.

Buying local just got a lot easier: Monroe County farmers are now taking orders for locally grown beef, pork, lamb, goat, eggs, goat cheese, organically grown vegetables and more.

Thursday was their first pick-up day. Charleston-area residents who had placed their e-mail orders - so far, the farmers haven't had to advertise except by word-of-mouth - stopped under the shade trees at the Unitarian church on Kanawha Boulevard to pick up sacks full of everything from ribeyes to peach butter.

"Did your neighbor get through the frost OK without losing his apple blossoms?" Cabot Oil and Gas executive Jeff Keim asked farmer Rachel Moran. Moran had been worried about the looming frost when Keim had placed his order a few days before. It wasn't too bad, she assured him.

"Now, if you have any questions about cooking that goat meat, just give me a call," she said

Really, this is a fantastic way to start a week for the foodie in me.

UPDATE: Not good

2 comments:

spinster girl said...

I'm excited about this. After reading Grub a couple of years ago and talking to a friend in Charlottesville about CSA's, I've been hungering (pun intended) for something like this. I can't wait to pick up my bag during the next delivery.

redneck muppet said...

you have the contact info???

e-mail it to me PLEEEEEEEEASE!