Friday, July 29, 2011
Highlighting Local Eating
From Boston.com: Even the July heat could not keep Mary Smucker-Priest from her goal: some locally raised ground beef and Italian sausage for a chili dinner for her family.
At the farmers’ market at Russell’s Garden Center in Wayland one recent Wednesday afternoon, the Waltham resident said she was drawn back to the booth run by David Petrovick of Barre-based Caledonia Farm after an encounter last week with his short ribs and London broil at an outdoor market in her hometown.
Petrovick’s animals - mainly cows and pigs - are raised in his own pastures, eating grass, for much of their lives, as opposed to animals raised in large commercial feedlots hundreds or thousands of miles away from Massachusetts.
"The meat is so much richer,’’ said Smucker-Priest. “It’s fresher. I know it’s from up the road.’’
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