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