Thanks to Joe Shaw’s recommendations five months ago I joined the Chestnut Farm’s meat CSA. Today, fighting Cambridge/Arlington rush hour traffic I picked up my first monthly 10lbs. share. It was kind of funny finding a mail in my inbox stating that I had signed up some time ago and oh ya you need to go pick up your share this Wednesday. I almost skipped the mail but after looking at the quality of the meat I’m glad I read it.
It looks really tasty, unfortunately I spent last night cooking up 3lbs. of chuck beef stew which means I can’t justify cooking anything up just this minute. I will however be taking some of it to my parents house for the holidays and cooking some for them.
At $8 a pound it is pretty expensive but I am treating it like a learning expense. Since I don’t know what type of meat I will get each month I have to learn to cook almost any type thrown at me. I figure during the colder months I will stick with soups, stews and brazing while during the warmer months I will switch to grilling and slow roasting. If I like what they are sending me I may even get adventurous and see if they can send me the more exotic bits like sweetbreads though I suspect they sell those at a premium to restaurants.
Once I figure out my budget I may just start one of the vegetable CSA’s too.[read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]