Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Distribution Starts Today - Food & Pottery Celebrates a New Season

favorite glaze combination
The 2011 season starts today at Powisset Farm where I join 300 members to support community agriculture, also referred to as a CSA. I connected recently with the farmers when I sold my work at the Powisset Farm Festival in May. I learned that they have expanded their venue to include two farm stands per week, one at Powessit and one at Rocky Woods. Area residents can now reap the benefits of the local food movement without becoming members.  

In anticipation of today's distribution, I've been creating bowls - big and small that will work with all sorts of recipes. White stoneware, colorful glaze combinations and under glaze paints are my ingredients as I forge ahead into a new season of food and pottery connections.  

small bowls right off the wheel


Yesterday, I received an email with pictures of what might be at the distribution this week.  I noticed arugula (something I had never eaten before joining a CSA) on the list.  This vegetable is bitter and delicious and something even my kids will devour!  

I stopped at the market last night to pick up a few staples so I could make this recipe tonight.  Served in a big open salad bowl, there 
won't be any leftovers...

Arugula Salad

Bunch of Arugula - washed and dried
Dried Cranberries
Crumbled Feta cheese 
Pistachio Nuts
Balsamic Vinegar
Olive Oil

Toss together...yum!

Later in the week, I'll be cooking with other veggies from this week's distribution like, lettuces, bok choi and radishes.  I'll refer to Powessit Food Blog for more ways to cook with this local fare.

Bowls, Bowls, Bowls...


  1. The photos of the vegetables are credited to Powessit Farm! See you all later!

  2. I have had the most amazing sandwich with arugula on it. Sharp cheddar cheese slices, granny smith apple slices, mustard, and arugula on harvest bread from Nashoba Brook Bakery in Concord. Sometimes I have seen the bread at local grocery stores. If you see it, get it!

  3. just checked out the link and wanted to post a follow up. Check out their mission page - love it! http://www.slowrise.com/bakery/ourgoals.php

    Thanks Jane! That sandwich sounds amazing :)


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