organizing for the season ahead. the up-side of having lost my apt is i have a little more leisure to think about something besides scrambling for money, and can get a bit more organized.
so far, have $150 down on a quarter cow.
still have a bunch left from the last $50 spend on tamworth pork.
making inquiries re goat cuts.
in the deep freeze there are still 4 or 5 whole chickens from a family friend's free range farm. have to get those eaten up by october.
pricing seasonal local organic weekly farm shares - might just commit to a weekly visit to the farmers' market.
also finally have the time to think about sourcing local organic pick-your-own berries. i want to use berries more but i am not a fan of the packaging. not hard to find pick you own, the organic part is the stumper
and, fiddlehead season is around the corner so some wild harvesting will be in order shortly
garlic mustard is up too - with precautions re not making the weediness problem worse, it's an abundant wild edible.
aside: we sometimes have access to venison. found this awesome venison and garlic mustard sausage recipe yesterday (well, you can find it. here are links to entire cookbooks...http://www.phcwpma.org/GarlicMustard/gm_recipes.pdf
(i think all these are taken from the second file but this one has a prettier title page
the other has a useful TOC)http://www.patapscoheritagegreenway.org ... s-2010.pdf
this year i may grab a puffball mushroom or two as well. and some morels if i happen to see any
interesting aside from wikipedia re vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol):
"Testing conducted by the Pennsylvania State University showed an hour of UV light exposure made a serving of mushrooms contain twice the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's daily recommendation of vitamin D. Testing by the Monterey Mushrooms Company demonstrated 5 minutes of UV light exposure made a serving of mushrooms contain four times the FDA's daily recommendation of vitamin D."