In my last post I told you all how I was going to commit to learning more about local food producers and buying more sustainable produce for my culinary adventures. I did make it to the Harvest Coop on Sunday and also have been doing some online research. What I quickly found out was that Boston and the Greater Boston area has many local producers of beef, fish, cheese and produce. There is my weekly favorite lunch spot Green Meadows Farm in Hamilton Ma which specializes in heritage livestock and organic farming for the local community. It is well worth the visit to their Farm Stand to learn more about them, their CSA, pork/beef shares and Grocery Coop programs. (note they are closed on Mondays).
Another find this week was the website Eating Well.org. This site allows you to enter in your zip code and it produces a list of restuarants, bakeries, caters, farms, CSAs, and grocers that focus on local and sustainable goods. When I entered my zip for Boston, it created a packet that was aprox. 96 pages! Almost a hundred local sources for me to check out over the coming months! This is one excited Foodie (especially with it being harvest season!!!). I am hoping to try one to two new places each week and share my adventures with you all. My first visit is going to be to Milk & Honey in Salem, MA. This market that recently opened in Salem has a similar objective as Green Meadows Farm but instead of being a single source farm, the store goes out to producers in MA, ME, VT and NH for high quality, local and sustainable goods. I am over the moon excited to head there and see what yummy treats I can discover!
As for this week, I made a dinner that was part local/part supermarket (remember..we said baby steps!). I picked up some local delicious zucchini, leeks, spinach and mushrooms and decide to once again break out a one pot wonder meal (technically 2, I had to boil the pasta... details shmetails.....) Not sure what to call this dish, but I guess it is weeknight vegetable sauce w/ beef tips.
*Note, 99% of all my recipes are taken from online ideas that I then adapt to suit my cravings and what is in my fridge/pantry. Feel free to take your own culinary liberties and adjust the recipes to suit your tastebuds.
|Such a full tomato flavor!|
|Some much spinach... don't worry it will fit, I promise!|
One is something that you love to whip up to curb a craving come dinner time?
Tomorrow this Sailing Foodie is off to Golf with her alumni buddies + a wedding this weekend! Looking forward to sharing these adventures.
Have a great day blog world!