I know everyone’s been losing sleep over my quest for local meat, even though, apparently, you can’t walk five paces in Cambridge without tripping over the herds. So, a special shout-out to Lisa, pyewacket, and eclectician for the info and/or large meat offerings. Here’s the current status of my freezer:
2 lbs. ground beef from Smith’s Farmstead in Winchendon, MA (via the Waltham Farmer’s Market, Saturdays, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm). Smith's is also a good source for local cheese and eggs.
2 lbs. kebab beef from Codman Community Farm in Lincoln, MA.
1 lb. hot Italian sausage and 1 lb. breakfast sausage from Blood Farm in Groton, MA (Codman stocks it).
Noticeably missing from the list: bacon, chicken, pork not extruded into sausage form. It’s a work in progress.
By the way, if you’re in the area, Codman Farm is a really nice place to take kids. It has beautiful old farm structures, an amazing garden, and seemingly happy and healthy animals, complete with wandering flocks of fowl. Admission is $1. In addition to meat, they also sell bones and eggs. A few photos:
Needless to say, I’ll be back.