Laura, Theresa, and Family

Laura on the Left, Theresa on the Right, in Vermont

We mysterious locavore ladies are Laura and Theresa, and we reside in the mysterious city of Boston. The rest of our identity is to be a mystery, except that Laura is the Red Fire Farm CSA coordinator for the Brighton area in Boston, and Theresa is an archivist in various locations and guises around Massachusetts. We have two cats named Fitzwilliam and Shera, and three parrots named Marion, Buzz and Tammy. The pets will (probably) feature often.

Theresa and Marion

Laura with Marion.

Crouching table, hidden Shera.

Lovely Fitzwilliam Kitty

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9 Responses to Laura, Theresa, and Family

  1. Dad says:

    You ARE both lovely ladies. I wish I lived closer and could share some of your yummy meals with you two. I love what I looked at so far so keep up the great work. Love Dad

  2. Jetdell Lo-Pinto says:

    Hi Laura,

    First time I read your blog. I find it funny how, when we do eat meat, we get it at Stillmans and we were part of Cape Ann’s CSF for a while. Great minds think alike!!

    Have you read Righteous Porkchop, by Niman? It’s a la Pollan.

    See ya Friday!!

    • Hi Jetdell,

      I would have guessed that you guys source your food really well. Great minds do think alike!
      I have not read Righteous Porkchop, but I checked it out and it looks like a good read- I think I know what my next book will be! Thanks for the tip!

  3. JJ says:

    Hello Locavore Lovlies
    Hoooray for your mission, I hope you will join us for dinner some time
    Bests from a fan
    JJ

  4. Paul Abramson says:

    What a treat to me you both tonite at ONCE…I do hope our paths will cross again…I was totally charmed by you both.

    Paul

  5. Ari Rockland-Miller says:

    Hey Lovely Locavore Ladies!

    I just discovered your blog this morning after my dad, a member of the Red Fire Farm CSA in Montague, forwarded me their most recent newsletter. The newsletter had a couple of nice photos from your blog, and soon I had clicked on the link and had spent over an hour reading various articles and recipes, while drooling over the photos of your local meals. I live in Ithaca, NY and am also very passionate about eating locally. Luckily, Ithaca has one of the biggest and most vibrant farmers’ markets I have ever seen – I highly recommend checking it out if you ever are in Western NY. I try to grow most of my produce for the summer in my community garden plot, but supplement with meats, fruits, etc. from the farmers’ market. We even have a farm in Ithaca that supplies locally grown beans and locally grown/milled grains. However, as much as I love eating out of my garden and from local farmers, my greatest summer joy (which I extend into the winter through preservation methods) is eating wild foraged mushrooms. I cultivate shiitake, oyster, lion’s mane, and king stropharia mushrooms as well, but for me nothing compares to the joy of wild foraged mushrooms. They provide a substantial, pesticide-free, delicious source of protein and vitamins, and there is something profoundly satisfying about stumbling across a massive patch of chanterelles and skipping all the hard labor of farming, going directly to the harvest stage! Last summer/fall, I found some types of mushrooms in such abundance that I had enough to provide large quantities to friends in addition to enjoying them daily myself. After reading your interesting recent post about variety and the local diet, I wondered if you have also tapped into wild foraged plants and mushrooms, as these can certainly increase the (already vast) variety of flavors and nutrients available to the locavore. Of course, nobody should ever eat any wild plant or mushroom without being 100% sure of its ID, but there are many species that are quite easy to identify with only basic training. Come to one of my workshops in the future!

  6. Sondra says:

    Have you seen “Food, Inc.” (the movie) or read the book? Awesome movie. It was the tipping point for me to go organic.

    • Hi Sondra-
      As of today (July 18th) we have not watched the movie (shame!). We have it rented and are going to watch it this week. In high school, one of our teachers made us watch an underground indie movie about the chicken industry (I think named ‘The Jungle’ after Sinclair). It had the same effect. I remember cheerleaders crying in the lunch lines. Good times.

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