it’s hard to remember exactly when – probably close to 20 years ago – kris bought a 1961 edition of rodale press. she wanted to garden more and wanted to be organic which started us down a path of thinking about where are food comes from which many years later was a big reason why i was very excited to join organic valley ( 9 years ago?! ).
spring has sprung! a hyacinth is the first to bloom in the flower bed.
once a year we get a letter from a local, amish, organic poultry farmer named freeman miller. he asks us how many broilers we want and in the middle of the summer we get a postcard asking us to come pick them up on the day they are “processed” by hand.
i enjoy the tradition of getting to go out and talk with freeman and see his children. often Odin comes along. it’s neat that some years we’ve been out of town and neighbors have been thoughtful enough to pick up our birds for us without asking since freeman has no refrigerated storage.
i guess freeman must be getting more customers because the letters used to be handwritten.
the new issue of cook’s illustrated ( love the magazine ) arrived and i’m amused to see we have both their highly recommended ( love it! ) and not recommended ( hate it! ) ice cream scoops in our house.