Even though many of us are in the midst of a cold winter and farm activity has considerably diminished, indoor farmers’ markets such as this one in Cleveland provide relief for those seeking alternatives to factory-farmed mystery meat and overpriced fare from Whole Paycheck. Nothing beats interacting with farmers who actually care about the quality of the food they sell.
The food I gathered at the farmers’ market yesterday:
- Grass-fed chuck roast, 3.5 lbs
- Grass-fed lamb shanks, 2 lbs
- Grass-fed ground lamb, 1 lb
- Nitrite-free bacon, .75 lbs
- A dozen free-range eggs
Some good resources to support farmers:
- Check out Local Harvest to see what’s in your neck of the woods, from farmers’ markets to CSA’s to restaurants.
- Find a nearby pasture-raised farm at eatwild.com. This is a great way to find high-quality meat in bulk. If you can afford to make a bulk purchase (and have the freezer space), the savings are well worth it.
Don’t miss out if these opportunities exist in your neighborhood!