Fresh Food in the North Country
We're so pleased with our “CSA”, (community supported agriculture), from our friends at the Corse's “Deep Root Farm” in Colton.
The Corse's grow fresh vegetables and every now and then there's a little surprise thrown in. Sometimes we get some blueberries, or some home grown shiitake mushrooms. When they get ahead of themselves with an over abundance of fresh eggs, we might get some of those too, sometimes for a small additional charge.
We have also joined the “Birds Foot” winter CSA, from Birds Foot Farms and receive things like beets, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and such over the winter.
Sometimes we stop by the farm stand on Route 68 between Canton and Pierrepont to get some locally raised, and processed meets. They can be processed at the Glaziers or one of my favorites is thin sliced beef, or sweet Italian sausage made at “Tri-Town Meet Packers”. They sometimes have corn, and their own Turkeys or chicken.
We will supplement with fresh food from the Potsdam Co-op, and the Potsdam or Canton Farmers Market, and hope to grow something for our selves this year or next.
I like the phrase, “Know your food”. This is one of the very best reasons to live here in the North Country!
Philip D. Collins