So, via Gastropoda, news of a new line from our friends at Williams-Sonoma -- Agrarian. Basically, they've pulled together the resources so that you can roll like a physiocrat, or at least like your typical Brooklyn food hobbiyist circa 2010. That they went w/ Kilner, rather than Ball, as the canning jars they sell, gives you a good sense of the prevailing ethos. (That said, you will want one of these.) A grumblepuss might suggest that an eight hundred and seventy-nine dollar chicken coop sort of takes the Y out of DIY, but a glass half full guy like the Cod will opine that if this is what it takes to get folks outside the 718 and the 919 and places like that involved in their food, then, well, good, I guess. The 'Fesser in me wonders if "Agrarian" is the best name for this line, particularly in light of ol TJ's thoughts on the subject of manufactures. The best part: "generally speaking, the proportion which the aggregate of the other classes of citizens bears in any State to that of its husbandmen, is the proportion of its unsound to its healthy parts, and is a good enough barometer whereby to measure its degree of corruption."
However, the one big problem with the Agrarian line is the absence of milkmaid costumes, as seen at above. Play us off, Bow Wow Wow: