A little announcement for those intersted in locally raised, pastured pork. . . Although I am no expert, I imagine that these pigs are probably MRSA free (if you don't know what I'm talking about, here's a link to an article from The Economist http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10205187.)
So, to avoid infections from Superbugs (I am making some real logical leaps, here), you should support small scale, local and pastured meat sellers. Here's one!
I got this e-mail yesterday from Karen and family at Heilman's Hogwash Farm. These are the folks who were often at the Saturday Farmer's at Firehouse Market. They will be setting up a stand in areas around the city where you may pick up orders. Here is what they sent:
"We will be offering our usual assortment of pastured pork:
pork chops (sold 2 / package)
shoulder roast (Boston Butt)
pork steaks (the top cut off of the shoulder)
salt and pepper ground sausage
unseasoned ground pork
Our plan is to let you know when we will be in your area if you would like to place an order with us. I will be stationed in different places around the city for an hour at a time. We would ask that you pick up your order then."
We ate their bacon for much of the summer and it was great. If you're interested, e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.