http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/08/05/meat.farms/index.html This article was on the front page of CNN.com today, and I thought I'd bring it up on here for several reasons. The general topic came up in the disaster of a Mike Vick thread, but these small farms have gotten fairly popular recently. I actually started using one this year, and wanted to let anyone who is interested aware that there are several of them in Nashville. I use one from a farm called Avalon Acres, which is in Hohenwald, TN, and delivers to my office downtown, which is great. (http://avalon-acres.com/) They deliver to a lot of locations around town. The food has been really good, especially the meat, which I didn't expect. It's surprisingly more flavorful than any meat that I can get in the grocery store, and I don't know how else to describe it. I started it after hearing a positive recommendation from a friend who did it last year. You sign up for the entire season, which started in May and runs through October. They offer a 10% discount if you pay for the whole season, but you can order week-to-week. One of the strange things is that, if you order produce, you don't know exactly what you will get. It changes every week, depending on what's in season. However, everything that you get was picked that day or the day before. It's actually been a fun challenge for me to get a whole box of different stuff, and to try and figure out how to use it. I'd never cooked radishes myself before this spring, but I found all kinds of recipes for them. I know that there are several other options out there, I have friends that use a few others. So far, I've been really pleased with it. Just wanted to see if anyone else has used one, or has any particular feelings about it. It's certainly not for everyone, and has its ups and downs, but I've been very happy with it. If anyone else knows/uses another one, what is it, and would you recommend it?