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Friday, October 9, 2009

Another 24 Hours: Craigslist Farm and Garden Classifieds

Posted By on Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 9:44 AM

click to enlarge Looking for something like this? You might get more than you bargained for at Nature's Bounty. - IRISH TYPEPAD/FLICKR
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  • Looking for something like this? You might get more than you bargained for at Nature's Bounty.
SFoodie's weekly look at some urban essentials offered up on Craiglist.

• Nature's Bounty, a family-owned, state-inspected farm facility in Vacaville -- aka Cow Town -- wants you to try its all natural, halal lamb, goat, chicken, and beef: "Nature's Bounty is set up for friendly and informative person to person transactions. Bring your friends and family to visit the farm, select your animal(s), and/or inquire into the process. Customers are also welcome to order their meat over the phone so that it is ready for pickup when they arrive. Same day cutting is available, so you only need to make one trip. We'll custom cut your meat into steaks, just the way you like it." Ooh, we like this. By asking a customer to come face-to-face with the fluff, fuzz, feathers, and sweet innocent doomed eyes of dinner (pre-"cutting"), they're taking the know-what-you're-eating-and-where-it-came-from mantra very literally. Time for a field trip.

• A Meyer lemon tree in Santa Rosa would like to leave its makeshift barrel for a proper home -- a sunny spot in the backyard of an avid squeezer and zester of citrus. Just $10 and it's yours.

• If you want these nuts, you'll have to pick them yourself. They're in Watsonville, skin on and unsprayed, selling for the generous price of $3/pound.

• The "peace and healing rituals" associated with sweetgrass don't involve a very dark, cool room, soft pillows, a nice stereo, and a slightly scratched copy of Alice Coltrane's Journey in Satchidananda. Unlike the seeds and greens most often peddled on Craigslist, this sweetgrass is notable for its vanilla-esque scent and growing chops: The roots produce so many rhizomes that a single seedling can yield hundreds of plants. This Hierochloe odorata is organic. Fifty seeds for $5 in Friant, Calif.

• Pacifica is home to a massive sale of many varieties of grapes. Barbera, Grenache, Nebbiolo, Muscat -- you name it. You can get juice or grapes. Order now and pick up tomorrow.

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