Not much news here, but I wanted to mention I heard from my good friends (whom I'm never met) at b.good, the growing burger empire in Greater Boston: Starting in a couple of weeks, their beef, which they already hand-grind each morning, will all come from local family farms.
This is less than momentous for me, personally, 'cause I don't even eat beef. But not only am I just an admirer of how these guys do business, I do think that everyone benefits when the beef that is consumed comes from smaller operations rather than vast feedlots and factory slaughterhouses.
The same e-mail proclaims that a fifth b.good, on Mass. Ave near Berklee, is under construction.
So sue me: I'm a shill. (Though an uncompensated one, which is how I prefer it.)