After a day of errands, we got to sit outside and enjoy a nice dinner tonight. I finally got ahold of some local chicken at Owen's Poultry Farm in Needham. The farm raises turkeys, and they source chicken from another local farmer.
So tonight we had a little barbecue outside for dinner, of grilled chicken breast accompanied by ancho mole made by the Food Project youth. We also had a simple salad of lettuce, baby carrots, and spring onions grown by Ward's Berry Farm. I whipped up a homemade vinaigrette with herb vinegar, also made by the Food Project youth, olive oil, a little Boston honey, and some herbs from my balcony garden.
Even though I made it to the berry farm Thursday afternoon, I left with a bag of vegetables and no strawberries. They changed their system this year, so it was either bring your own bucket (which I left at home) or prepay for a small cardboard box. Since it was a blazing hot 90 degrees, I decided to wait a couple more days. So while I crossed buying locally grown poultry off my to-do list last week, a big accomplishment in my local eating adventure, picking strawberries and making jam is still to be done this week. Hopefully I'm not too late!