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Posts Tagged ‘Slow Food’

Cutting up a Whole Chicken

In Uncategorized on August 4, 2009 at 8:51 am

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I recently made my annual trip back to West Concord to pick up the farm raised chickens I order from my cousin Shelley. I grew up eating farm chicken that my Grandpa raised, and I just can’t get myself to eat anything else. In my mind, the store bought chickens are small, tasteless & expensive. Plus, you don’t know where or how they were raised. To be completely honest however, there is a downside to farm chicken; you have to butcher them yourself.

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Backyard CSA

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2009 at 9:20 am

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We were at a neighborhood party hosted by our friends Will & Nancy a couple weeks ago. I learned 2 things that evening: 1) Will makes the best drinks on the block, I swear he could win a blue ribbon at the State Fair for his Tequilla Mockingbird; and 2) Nancy has a killer garden, by far the best on the block and maybe in all of Hennepin County.

As Nancy led a couple of us gawking neighbors around rows of luscious arugula and snap peas, she taught me a term I’d never heard before; Backyard CSA. Read the rest of this entry »

Farm Town Renaissance

In Events on July 16, 2009 at 6:49 am

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If you missed The Heavy Table “A Fowl Affair” post on Tuesday, there is going to be a big farm-style celebration of all things poultry on Sunday, September 13, 2–7pm at the Callister Farm in West Concord, MN.

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