Honest Kitchen: When you don't have a garden

Honest Kitchen: Honest, whole food cooked from scratch. Simple, delicious and sometimes from the wild side. Robin, Erin and Michelle often prepare wild game, mushrooms, berries and other foods they harvest, grow or buy locally. Regardless - come cook with us. Copy this paragraph (please leave the links) into your blog and leave your link in comments each Wednesday so everyone can visit.

My first Honest Kitchen is already a little off.  I am not publishing a recipe although I have a couple ready to go.  Instead, I want to write a little bit about getting prepared for those wonderful local meals when you don't have a garden.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is one of the best and easiest ways to get local produce for your honest kitchen. There are a few things to take into consideration when you are buying into a CSA: how much are you ready to spend? How much food will you need and for me, is it convenient to get each week? 
Partridge nuggets
The cost and amount of food vary with most CGAs and it is based on how much you will get.  I typically get half shares because it give me enough fresh produce for a week with two adults. My son eats a lot but, still under two, he is not knocking off a whole head of broccoli per sitting. And the last thing I want to do it throw away good food.  The first CSA that I got was from Ryan Parker's farm in Newport.  Veggies and fresh eggs every week were heavenly. And I got hooked.

This year, I will be going to Deri Farm and getting my half share.  I can't wait to get fresh veggies and cook 'em up with some venison, turkey (assuming I shoot one) or bear.   Honest kitchen means that there is a commitment to real food with real ingredients. The fewer ingredients a dish has the better and the healthier it is for everyone.

Fresh produce grown by a farmer that you know and can talk to plus meat that I have harvested myself... this Honest Kitchen will be ready to go very shortly!


  1. Excellent examples of how everyone can join us. We all have to get food from outside sources.

    I made whole wheat sourdough bread this week. It's one of my favorite recipes. http://robinfollette.com/whole-wheat-sourdough-bread-recipe/


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