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Friday, September 25, 2009

Another 24 Hours: Craigslist Farm and Garden Classifieds

Posted By on Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 10:11 AM

SFoodie's weekly look at some urban essentials offered up on Craiglist.

click to enlarge Irresistible -- especially in a red-wine braise. - CRAIGSLIST
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  • Irresistible -- especially in a red-wine braise.
• Hundreds of Southern African goats are for sale in Corning at the price of $125 apiece. According to the vendors, they're "good for grazing, pets, or whatever else." We're thinking "whatever else" means a nice braise.

• "Do you have a problem with pigs tearing up your yard?" asks this ad, sounding like a late-night infomercial host frothing at the mouth over the life-saving possibilities posed by some obscure kitchen gadget. If pigs are, in fact, your problem, or if you just want to buy a big cage -- you know, for whatever -- this might be your ticket to happiness. The cage can hold multiple hogs at a time. The asking price is $500. Just call Desiree in Oakdale.

• Our friend once wrote a nice song about Asian pears. We've always had mixed feelings about them. So frequently they're tasteless -- though it truly, as with most such things, likely depends on the variety and the grower. We don't really know; we're no professors of pear-ness. We've probably just had some particularly weak ones. Ditto for Golden Delicious. The so-called "delicious" apples populating our childhood grocery store's wane and waxed produce aisle -- both golden and red -- were usually mushier than a frozen margarita. Yet just last week, we accidentally ate a pale yellow specimen we actually really enjoyed. We thought we were tripping. We dug in the trash and double-checked the sticker repeatedly. Anyway, both Asian pears and Golden Delicious apples are $1/pound in Sebastopol.

Cuddly? - CRAIGSLIST
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  • Cuddly?
• If you make soap, cheese, or kefir, a river of luscious, white goat-y goodness is flowing up in Healdsburg for $4/quart.

• A turkey breeder in Morgan Hill is through with Royal Palms (a sort bred largely for ornamental or exhibition purposes) and on to Narragansetts (another heirloom breed known for calm dispositions and high-quality meat). The last of this poster's Royal Palm toms is selling for $40. Take him home. He is "big and friendly", which we think must mean he won't scoop out your eyes with his fearsome turkey talons when you playfully ruffle his feathers as he sits next to you on your couch, watching a game, listening to you play guitar, pecking at chips.

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