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Food Rules, Rule Number Fifteen

March 20, 2010

photo by Alistair Williamson

When we first moved to Franklin, we were cheered by the news that in a few weeks after our May arrival the Friday Farmer’s Market would be up and running for the season. It runs noon to six, June 12th through October 3oth, and the produce and flowers and baked goods have improved our quality of life measurably.

Grateful Farm, (among others) bring great stuff there, and I can barely wait for the garlic scapes and other early season delights that will start turning up. Last year, we joined a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm, and had a share that we went to get each week. It proved to be not exactly what we were after (too much of this, not enough of that, even with the share box operative) so we’re looking forward to just “paying as we go” at one of the best local farmer’s markets around, right outside our front door.

As Pollan says, there are many other places to buy food, and you should check them out. Farm Stands, orchards and farmers markets all offer wonderful opportunities. Sometimes you even get to support real micro-business ventures. On a trip to an Audubon location, we saw a sign that said “New England Sweet Corn,” next to a house corn field. We stopped and picked up a dozen of the best ears of the summer.

I highly recommend that you do the same!


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One Comment
  1. You definitely pointed out the downside of CSA – too much of this and not enough of that. I tend to look at it as a challenge but I’m in total agreement about seeking out other places to buy food. You can find some really different stuff too. Here in AZ, we recently went to a mesquite milling – amazing.

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