In Berlin, Massachusetts, about 30 miles due west of Boston, there’s a little farm nestled in between innocuous residential streets. We discovered Balance Rock Farm when they started setting up shop at the Maynard Farmers Market about five years ago and this past summer, in our initiative to increase eating more locally and more responsibly, we purchased nearly all of our meat, eggs, butter and cheese there. It was a good choice! Because everything they produce tastes fresher than what we buy in the supermarket.
Unfortunately, during the winter months, their offerings are slightly more lean and we have to drive over to Berlin to grab stuff from them instead of just walking down to the farmers market. Sometime in December, I’ll get the call from them that our chickens are ready. Back in September, I signed up to take six of them. Not live chickens – I’m not really ready for that – but six freshly killed chickens that we’ll freeze and will take us through the winter. So I am looking for good whole chicken recipes if you’ve got ’em. Send it on over!
In the meantime, I’m still trying to figure out and get on board with something that will turn this company (and others like it) on its head the same way Google turned search on its head…….someone’s going to do it. Just a matter of when.