The Spring Bounty

I am about to go pick up my first farm share of the season. My vegetables and flowers will come from Lucky Field Organics, a forty seven-acre farm in Rochester, MA, via How on Earth, a shop in Mattapoisett that carries local goods ranging from meats, cheeses and vegetables to candles, beauty products and art. They also have a mouth-watering bakery, and recently hired a chef to make lunches. Here’s an example menu:

Broccoli Rabe with wild rice

Beet with caramelized vidalia onion and Great Hill blue cheese
over spring greens $4.75

Roasted Spring Vegetables over Couscous with spring greens
and balsamic vinaigrette $4.75

Whole wheat pasta with feta, spring vegetables and tomato $4.75

Shitake and Portabella mushroom with caramelized onion, leeks
and cheddar cheese $6.50

Herbed Chicken with Carrot and fennel slaw

Oven roasted vegetables with bacon and feta cheese $ 6.50

Signature Sandwich:
Chicken with spinach, sauteed mushrooms and feta. $7.25

Tomato and cheddar or Asparagus $2.49

Uh, yeah. So anyway I am extremely excited to fill my basket full of CSA goods today and see where they take me. I can pair them with some of my father’s venison or some of the 10 pounds of haddock and scallops I brought home from Georges Bank last week, or just make a vegetarian meal inspired by my BFF Heidi. (BFF in this case = Best Foodie Friend. And no, I don’t really know her, but Rachel and I have taken to calling her by her first name as if we do nonetheless.)

To further emphasize how obessed I am with my CSA and the Bounty of Spring, I am currently reading Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally. It is informative, amusing and a little inspiring, if not at all practical. Spending an entire year eating nothing but what has been grown and produced in a hundred-mile radius of my home would probably turn me into a huge grump. When I have cravings, they need to be met. Not to mention the cost to a person in time and money that is necessary to find, can, freeze and dehydrate so you can make it through the winter. I’ll stick with my baby steps. During the summer season I’m going to try to skip Stop and Shop and Shaws as much as possible, and to cease purchasing all produce that traveled cross-country (or internationally) to reach me. I will miss you, dear pineapple.

What is this?

This is an article that was posted on Jun 19, 05:05 PM.

Filed Under


Comments are turned off for this article.


Where to next?

Possibly Related