Farmers markets are a great way to foster connections between city and country, and to start to understand where our food actually comes from, and how it's been produced. Today we took the farmers market concept a step further, and had a (pre-butchered!) free-range Berkshire pig delivered to our house by the farmer, Lauren from Bundarra Berkshires, who grew it. It was really good to share a cuppa with her and her mate Anna Kelly of Plains Paddock Lamb, and get to know a bit more about their farms and farming methods.
The pork will be divided up between six friends so that everyone can try some delicious, free range, old breed pork, and at a bulk-purchase price. If it goes well we might do a mixed order with Anna's lamb, and even some of the other produce from their local area on the Murray in the future. Right now I can't wait for the slow roast shoulder of pork that is cooking in the oven for dinner tonight!
|There was just enough room in the fridge|
(after everything else was removed!)