I don’t live on a farm. The Ag line is 1 block away from me. That is fine though. I still have access to lots of stuff. My neighbor has a couple fruit trees. Cactus paddle and rosemary grows wild everywhere (makes me wonder why they sell nopales in the store).
A few times a year, I can hear the noise to goats bleeting in the back yards of the neighbors. A few days later the gentle aroma of cabrito will fill the air. It isn’t exactly legal to have the goats in the back yard; however, it is Texas and a working family neighborhood.
We even have a truck that comes around selling fresh tortillas. Guess we have a shortage of Tias in the neighborhood. They do sell fresh at the local H.E.B. and I am sure that the lady who makes them in front of me has to be someones Aunt. I am not an Aunt so I shall leave the tortillas in their capable hands. That and one of the few kitchen items I don’t own is a tortilla press. It is on my list though.
We also have a fantastic farmers market. They offer some really great stuff. Visit the Cedar Park Farmer’s Market if you have the chance. Actually any of your local Farmer’s Market is a good idea. I am big on buying as local as possible. I am lucky enough to live in an area that has so many food options. Yeah, some say NY or CHI, even LA is the best. I have traveled all over the Earth and tasted some really amazing stuff. For me, Texas still rocks. I think Texas really is the uber trend setter. Hell, our State Fair gave the world corn dogs and fried beer. Top that one Miami!