Where do you get your meat?
It’s one question I am asked regularly and can answer without blushing. People are interested in humanely raised, grass-fed or pastured meat, eggs and dairy. They’re hearing about the nutritional and environmental benefits of meat sourced from reputable small farmers. Benefits such as high levels of healthy fats, CLAs and omega-3s, that are found in grass-fed and pastured meats and the fertilization and harvesting that occurs when animals are allowed to roam in their natural environment.
Then there’s the produce. Community Supported Agriculture or CSAs have been around for a while now, providing locally grown, pesticide-free seasonal fruits and vegetables.
I’ve put together a handy list with links to give you a head start on this season’s freshest, most nutritious fare—food that not only provides superior nutrition, but tastes better too. Happy eating!
Eat Wild. This is the one stop go-to resource for anyone looking for local, organic fare including grass-fed products plus wild-caught seafood and wild honey.
Hendricks Farm and Dairy (Telford, PA): Artisinal cheeses and charcuterie, raw milk and dairy products, pastured chicken (and the eggs that they produce) and pork and grass-fed meat.
Your Family Farmer (weekly Drop Points all over the Philadelphia area): Excellent quality grass-fed and pastured meats, eggs and raw dairy plus kombucha-making equipment, raw honey and pickling paraphernalia.
Bryn Mawr Farmers Market—Saturdays from 9 – 1, starting May 5.
Lancaster Ave at Morris Ave across from the Ludington Library.
Oakmont Farmers Market (my “hometown” market)—Wednesdays in Havertown from 3 – 7 PM, starting May 15.
Grace Chapel Parking Lot, 1 West Eagle Road
Bala Cynwyd Farmers Market—Thursdays from 2:30 – 6:30 PM, starting May 17.
Belmont Ave and St. Asaph’s Road in the GSB parking lot.