To kick off the week, here is what we did (and ate) this weekend:
Distribution was tough this week: I had to deal with high speed winds setting up and heavy rain during the distribution. Needless to say, by the time it was all over, Theresa and I were exhausted, cold, and hungry. We decided to splurge on some fresh pasta from Whole Foods to use up an early half a slot, so as to make dinner go very fast. Luckily, our dinner did, make up fast and was tasty.
Saturday Morning we ran off to Concord, MA to volunteer in Pete and Jen’s Backyard Birds chicken slaughter of about 390 chickens. This was an amazing experience that we endeavored into to further meet our meat, and contemplate the basis of eating animals. We will post more about this later, with our personal experiences of the event.
We got back from Concord, MA, took showers grabbed a snack and ran off to downtown Boston to check out the Local Food Festival. We had some cheese from Narragansett Creamery, Fiore Di Nonno, and Shy Brother’s Farm, and crackers from Effie’s. Wandered around and met some familiar faces, and gleaned even more resources on local food. I will post more later on the event.
Finally, exhausted from our day’s running around (chicken slaughtering is hard work!) we decided to go out to eat to East By Northeast.
We sat and ate our opulent dinner, for the first time enjoying this genuine sense that eating out is truly an indulgence of someone else cooking good food for you. I think most people feel this way, but this was the first strong sense I’ve ever had of it. We were so tired, the act of just sitting down somewhere and eating good local food that we didn’t have to prepare ourselves was a nice reprieve. We had our camera with us, so we took pictures of our meal- which I will post later.
Phew! This was quite an exciting weekend. I will post more on the chicken slaughtering, Local Food Fest, and East By Northeast Meal sometime soon, along with this week’s meal plan.