Critic’s Notebook: Wish List: Local Meat

Every so often while reading Food & Wine magazine’s New York City-based blog Mouthing Off, I am overcome by my envy for the foodies who live in the Big Apple. Case in point, Dickson’s Farmstand. Dickson is a roving purveyor of local meats with high standards for the farms that produce its heritage breed, grass-fed and organic selections. Yes, Headhouse Market has brought Philly more options when it comes to good meats, but they’re gone until spring. And sure, we can find grass-fed beef year-round at the Fair Food Farmstand in Reading Terminal Market, but the selection is limited and the meat is usually frozen. Here’s hoping this meat trend works its way south from NYC.