Cambridge, MA

United States

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
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I'm your friendly HOMEGROWN flock tender. Got a question? I can help!
A bit about me:
Native Texan, longtime Chicagoan, now a proud Massachusette with a mean pecan pie recipe, a penchant for screen printing, a halfway decent backyard garden, and a totally pathetic mile run.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
An endive and romaine salad with carrots and cucumbers alongside a zucchini-squash-tomato-basil tart: a dinner that would have used a little of everything from my CSA if I hadn’t forgotten the garlic. (Note to self: Remember the garlic.)
Currently reading:
Gmail; The New York Times; Cook’s Illustrated; Texas Monthly; Wired; Rolling Stone; The Country of the Pointed Firs, by Sarah Orne Jewett; The Preservation Kitchen, by Paul Virant and Kate Leahy; clam shack reviews on Yelp; instructions for mesquite smoking brisket. Mmmm, brisket.
Currently listening to:
Dirty Projectors, Tune Yards, Beirut, and Willie. Always Willie.
My latest DIY project:
Screening outdoor movies in the yard—most recently Clue, on the patio, with a rope.
How did you find
It must have been fate.
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  • Mary Lou Russo

    Hi Jennifer,

    Thank you so much for your sweet welcome and all your help pointing me in the direction of getting to know my neighbor's. I have been very successful since that day. I now have a local produce farmer and egg farmer every week right down the road! I have two happy animal farmers and just can not decide which one to choose, so for now I am doing one one month and the other the other month, lol:) My 3 year old Grandson and I are going to a local fruit, berries & nuts farm tomorrow. That farm is about an hour away so I will do much freezing and only visit a few months out. I even found a homemaker that will supply me with personal care items. I have spent the most wonderful hours of my time visiting all these farmers and remenising to my childhood farm days:) My husband and I are talking about buying a goat either to raise here or have a local farmer raise for us while we benefit from the milk so I can make my own Kefir and the farmer is going to give me all the tips to make my own cheese. I wasn't kidding when I said Thank you to Farm Aid when they thanked me for volunteering. I have never been happier finally getting back to my roots and getting to know my neighbors. The farm aid awareness was like fairy dust the two days I worked with all those volunteers! I will send you pictures of my walls and flowers in the spring. That will give me time to learn how to do such things (post pics) and they are all gone now for fall leaves are the only necessity right now. Maybe I'll be able to let you know how the goat cheese is coming then too! You are wonderful and I appreciate the time you took to give me the push to visit my neighbors. PS: All the farms I am dealing with are Certified Natural thanks to!!! Love being with so many people who love and appreciate our beautiful earth, our only beautiful earth:) Happy Holloween!

  • Olivia Lightle

    Jennifer--I appreciate your willingness to guide me through the site and look forward to contributing.

  • Lorraine Dales

    Many Thanks.