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(article, Kim Carlson)
Chef and author Deborah Madison, a [/columns/deborah regular] on this site who was interviewed last week over at The Jew and The Carrot, says that she's begun to see a new way for farmers to get their goods to market: bq.Another thing I’m seeing is a different form of CSA — where someone puts together food from a group of farmers. Instead of a person getting chard and endless bunches of kale, they get a box that has a dozen eggs, a chicken or cheese, an array of vegetables, and maybe a baked good. So it’s somewhere between a store and a farmers’ market. It’s still all local, but it’s kind of like a shopping service. I think it’s very interesting that people are thinking in these innovative ways. Have you seen this kind of system in your community? Read the interview for more on Deborah and the paperback release of her beautiful and timely book Local Flavors. And for more from The Jew and The Carrot, see their new [recipes/2272/jewish_cooking "recipe collection"] on Culinate.