If you pride yourself on eating and cooking not only organic fare, but also locally sourced produce, meats, breads and foodstuffs, have we got a concept for you. Farmhouse Delivery, an Austin enterprise founded in 2009 by Stephanie Scherzer and Elizabeth Winslow, is taking on Houston. The concept: Unite local farmers with appreciative eaters who can sign up online for weekly or biweekly drops of all sorts of nourishing veggies, fruit and greens ($37 to $39 per bushel drop). The prerequisite for all food suppliers, be they small gentleman farmers with a handful of acreage or large bustling farmsteads outside the city limits, is that they must be certified organic or abide by sustainable growing methods. (Read: Say no to chemical fertilizers and dastardly pesticides.) Supporting these local farmers allows them to flourish, providing our food community with an ever-changing array of fresh products. Whether you crave heirloom melons or unique squashes, our newfound farm friends also listen to your requests and plant accordingly — imagine that! There are also local farmstead cheeses; artisan breads; herbs; pastured, grass-fed beef, lamb, poultry; and more. Finally, to inspire you to cook your bounty, Scherzer and Winslow even supply you with recipes and culinary classes. Information 832.529.4747; houston.farmhousedelivery.com.
IMAGE: Elizabeth Winslow