Posts Tagged ‘goat cheese’

Local Farmers, Local Heroes

 

The other day, I was starving and drove though a corporate fried fish place. “What kind of fish is in the sticks”, I asked.

“Fish.” The voice on the crackly transciever responded as a statement.

“No”, I spoke up louder and slowed my voice, “What kind of fish is in your fish-sticks?”

There was a long pause, then “Man, like fish…that swim in the sea?”

“What species of fish?” followed by another long pause for a response, “Like, is it cod, haddock or anchovy?”

“aaa…cod, yea, it’s cod. Do you wanna order the sticks?” he lied and pressed ahead. I left the line of cars and headed for home for a salad thinking the whole time that our world is full of people who are consuming products whose provenance, location, species and growing conditions are not communicated.  I don’t even think a Cro-magnon came cavehome, plopped a side of flesh down into the fire without being pressed about what, when, how and why he came into posession of  that  flesh. Man, how far we’ve come!

I then thought about all the great farmers, ranchers and local purveyors we have right here in Athens County Ohio that I am lucky enough to buy from.

Here are some pictures of just a few of these people and thier products as well as some wild stuff we get to forage.

We truly are blessed to have these people!

 

 

 

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Late September Baking

Here is a video of my baking effort late in September. Please excuse the spaciness of my repertoire. Adding to the fact that there were some early customers crawling all over me, I sometimes encounter what I apologetically call “Bakers Brain.” It’s when I’ve baked all night and cannot remember some of the ingredients in my bread. (much less my own name.)

I failed to mention that the opening mushroom schiacciata has Fontina cheese on it as well as thyme, garlic and black truffle oil. The first ladder bread with cilantro, corn and pablano’s also includes some fab chorizo that I made with local King Family Pork. Yum.