Previously on This Week's Food:
Our good friends at Clark Farm were highlighted this week is an amazing article by Nancy Shohet West in this Sunday's Boston Globe. Andrew Rodgers, Head Farmer at Clark Farm, speaks with equal parts eloquence and passion about global supply chain disruption and the importance of buying local:
“A geopolitical event can disrupt the entire world’s food supply,” Rodgers said. “When Russia invades Ukraine, it results in Brazil and Colombia running short on fertilizer. Less fertilizer means there won’t be as much grain to feed livestock, who in turn won’t weigh as much, and meat prices then go up. The ripple effect is amazing.”
This week we are bringing jam from our friend Kelby at Olde Haven Farm into the Whole and Double Shares in Massachusetts. Not to play favorites but the folks in Maine got it last week, one week ahead. (We love you all equally, we promise.)
These jams are wonderfully delicious. I had an episode a few weeks back where I sat down on a Sunday morning with a fresh loaf of bread from A&J King, a stick of butter and a jar of Kelby's Strawberry Basil jam. The results were neither pretty nor something I'm particularly proud of, but it was really tasty. I found jam in my hair hours later. I say give it a go.