Below are nibbles from my facebook page here.
My kind of supermarket
Five business join forces for a fabulous new “good food” market in Dalton, MA on the former Burgner Farm — all under the roof of Berkshire Organics. (More here.) The emphasis is on local and organic food when possible, and the offerings are wonderfully wide.
Here is the list: Anchor business Berkshire Organics, already well-respected for retailing and delivering local/organic food; Cricket Creek Farm, a familiar face at many farmers markets, also providing world-class local cheese from their farm store in Williamstown; Red Apple Butcher, a much needed new business selling “clean” meat; Naturally Catering and Take Out, a new enterprise from Aura Whitman, owner of the now closed but extremely popular Reva’s Café in Pittsfield; and sugary treats from Bake Me Pretty. Lots of excitement and energy over this new business. Could this be the future?
Spring soups anyone? Here.
If you have chervil peaking out of your garden, this green soup will fit the bill, but there are plenty more to choose from.
New airport farm store?
Berkshire Farm and Table and Berkshire Farms Market meet Logan Airport in new farm store here.
Why American apples are banned in Europe here.
(or more great news about our food system.)Italian Spring Celebration class at the Different Drummer was full this week. Although spring’s late, it got us in the mood. For the main course: Risotto with Pancetta, Fresh Peas, Walnuts and Fried Sage; Chicken with Piquant Italian Green Sauce; Roasted Veggies (Asparagus are just around the corner.) The idea is to teach the techniques so students can use variations with whatever is in season…. (Join me on Monday, May 19th for a Mexican Feast class!)
New Vegetable Cookbook
Verdure: Vegetable Recipes from the Kitchen of the American Academy in Rome, Rome Sustainable Food Project. Looks delicious.
Farmers Markets opening everywhere.
My Tuesday Northampton market opened this week, so I bought lot of greens, the rest of the roots and a slice of smokey wood oven cooked pizza. What are you buying at your market?