Valley Bounty: Local Beef
Pioneer Valley residents have a lot of choices for sourcing delicious local meat. Many farms sell direct through farm stores, farmers’ markets, or CSA shares (some with delivery). Retailers that prioritize local sourcing and a specialty butcher shop also offer good selection. Last night, we stretched a local top round steak to feed three, with leftovers. We marinated the steak in oil and lemon juice, tamari, ginger and garlic, for only an hour, grilled it briefly, then served thin, cross-grain slices on top of heaping plates of local greens, with oven fries on the side.
By Margaret Christie of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA).
- Beef producers
- Meat CSAs
- Farmers’ markets (check opening dates)