Why is it that the weekafter a vacation just blows? Don’t answer that question. I know the answer.
Anyway, as crappy as last week was, it did fly by. Last weekend Andreas and I made it up to Newbury, MA to check out Tendercrop Farm. It seems as though this is the farm that will solve our natural meat problems! They had a terrific selection of locally, naturally-raised meats that didn’t break our bank! They raised their own pigs, chickens and turkeys, and get their beef from a farm in Maine. Since they are about 50 miles north of us, that puts them about 50 miles closer to Maine, so we are considering it local. Yes I know that Maine is an enormous state, but let me have my dream that the meat comes from Southern Maine, K?
In addition to the meat, they had a great selection of their own vegetables, other organic produce, farm fresh eggs and milk. We were able to do our weekly shopping there for about the same money we would have spent at the local grocery store. The drive is a bit much, so we think we’ll only make it up there every other week. The meat is delicious and we are really enjoying using what produce is available for us as well. We’ve been eating terrific meals for the past week and I’ve been remiss in posting, so I’m just going to quickly list them for you! All of the food was purchased from local sources unless otherwise noted.
Sunday night – Marinated flank steak over mesculan mix with assorted vegetables
Monday night – Grilled giant pork chops with adobo paste, with grilled polenta (not local) topped with fresh salsa and cheese and sauteed broccoli.
Tuesday night – Grilled marinated swordfish (from Long Island, purchased at fish market), with orzo with herbs (from our garden!) and cheese and spinach.
Wednesday night – Turkey tacos with grilled corn.
Thursday night and Friday night we weren’t home. My next post will be about the new good, LOCAL (read, we could walk to it) restaurant we went to. It’s a Hyde Park miracle!