Elizabeth’s Pick: Dairy Delivery from Simple Provisions
In an age of iPads and American Idol, I take great comfort in having . . . a milkman. Every two weeks, Carter Beck of Simple Provisions pulls up in his truck and leaves a crate of fresh dairy on my stoop. It’s like Christmas:
The glass jugs of certified-organic milk and cream are from Crystal Ball Farms, a family-owned establishment in the St. Croix River Valley. The eggs are lovingly laid by free-range hens that feast on organic feed at Philadelphia Community Farm in Osceola, Wisconsin. I don’t normally display my dairy in the grass, but:
Isn’t that how it should look? And the taste! Rich, sweet, a little bit grassy—all the flavors you miss with mass-produced, week-old dairy.
Through its partnership with local farmers and food artisans, Simple Provisions also offers fair-trade coffee, bread, and, coming soon: poultry and grass-fed beef. Prices are comparable to the organic goods you can buy in stores, but everything is local, sustainably produced, and—let’s be honest—delivered.
Posted on Monday, June 7, 2010 in Permalink