Organic farmer Anthony Boutard sells direct to the public rather than to distributors, he (and his wife Carol) joined what they describe as a "cook's market," the small but well-curated selection of vendors at the Hillsdale Farmers' Market just outside the city's core.
Frikeh is a Middle-Eastern dish made from immature (green) wheat whose natural development is permanently arrested by a roasting process in the field. The end result is a smokey, nutty grain that works well in soups and summer salads.
Midsized farms may ultimately bear the full brunt of the Food Safety bill. But to what extent have the food contamination scares in recent years been traceable to them?