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We’re in the Chron’s food section!

San Francisco Chronicle reporter Carol Ness has a thorough, in-depth look at alternative meat-buying in the Bay Area, in which The Ethicurean gets a mention as "a new Web site for conscious eaters." A number of families are going out of their way to purchase half- and quarter steers direct from local...

Tasting tomatoes — and community — with Eatwell Farm

This post has been edited since it was first published. Certain details to which parties objected have been removed, including from the comments section. "Thank God you're here! I thought no one was going to show up," said the sunburned man sitting at the rear of Modern Times bookstore in San Francisco, in...

CSA update: Methow meat arrives

The Butter Bitch and I took delivery of our first shipment from the Crown S meat CSA Sunday. The meat was delivered to the house of Jenni, one of the co-organizers, who also hosted a barbecue and potluck dinner. Crown S provided beef patties, and several people brought salads and dessert. We provided a red...

Meat CSAs: Seattle 2, Bay Area 0

Another meat CSA has announced announced availability to Seattle residents. Williamson Farms will deliver their variety pack to Seattle residents on a weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly basis. They join Crown S Ranch in bringing sustainably raised beef to the Puget Sound region. Not that we are keeping count,...

The case of the mystery melons

For the last month or so, we’ve received various melons in our CSA box from Eatwell Farm. Each one has been different, and the accompanying newsletter tells us to visit Seed Savers Exchange’s website to identify what we have. Seed Savers sounds really cool. It’s a nonprofit formed by growers who save and...

Calling all Seattle carnivores!

Put your money where your steak knife is! The Montlake Meat group is looking for additional members, according to our reader (and Montlake Meat book maven) Jenni. She also reminded us that we've been tardy about sending in our order form. Eep. (I hope she believes the excuse that it was too stained by...

Month of Berries

We are nearing the end of our month of berries, and I admit to some relief. The berries have come from our CSA box, our current yard, and (thanks to freezing) the yard of our previous house. Our last house, a rental, had a very tidy raspberry patch. The patch was contained in a neat 2'x8' area from which...

Chard Times

"Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. " That is the thinking beind the monolithic meat and potatoes food culture that marked my first dozen years. More than two dozen years later, I still approach certain new foods with caution and an excess of butter to tame their strange flavors. While it is...

Small But Potent

When I unpacked our first CSA box, I wondered if there was some trend toward erotic foods among CSA producers. I took our two pints of strawberries from the box and out popped a tiny strawberry that looked so well-endowed that it was forced to rest on its behind, its upper torso obscured by its member. "Are...

Mutant carrots need love, too…

I have to admit to feeling a tad apprehensive when I saw my CSA box this week. There seemed to be a lot of green. A cabbage the size of a basketball, a giant bundle of kale, another of Swiss chard, English shelling peas, lettuce, beets with greens, and small pale-orange carrots with green tops. Mutant...

Drinking responsibly — and organically

Just back tonight from Florida, and I succeeded in my two goals for this family visit/vacation: not getting sunburned, and not having to eat anything gross. (I also learned a lot about my grandmother and the town she grew up in, but that was an unexpected bonus.) Somewhat to this snob's surprise, we had...

Boxy lady

We signed up for a CSA box! I am so excited I can hardly wait until Thursday when I get to pick it up. I had avoided doing this before because I felt like it would create too much pressure to have to cook when I didn't feel like it, but I'm over that. Now Faux Gras (that's Hüsbando's preferred name now)...

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