First things first - If you have bags for us PLEASE bring them in so we can reuse them!!! We plan to never BUY bags for packing your groceries in so when we run out....it could get a little dicey. Just kidding - we are hoping to inspire you to bring your own OR bring in some that you have been storing and stockpiling. Twenty bags gets you a coffee!!!
In the Shop - You may have noticed the little photo papers in the fridge and freezer section with a photo of Cathy Bardlsey from Silk Tree Farm. We are growing and expanding our reach and depth when it comes to adding new products and as we do that, we want to make sure we share WHY these particular producers are on our shelves. Our offerings are indeed a reflection of what is available locally and regionally AND we do really love each of the products we are putting on our shelves. As many of you know this really all started as a Meat Club with Weatherlow Farms in Westport so it feels fitting to have one of our first Maker Features highlighting another meat producer, Cathy Bardsley from Silk Tree Farm.
1. Pastured meat has more muscle than conventionally raised meat. Like a fine wine, you figure out that they pair well with some methods, might need a little more decanting or marinating etc. It's a new language and a new skill set and we invite you to enjoy!
2. We don't want there to be any surprises at checkout so please do take note of the price/lb. Yes, Silk Tree Meats are expensive. Yes, hyper-local and super small meat production is more expensive and also yes, when you buy Cathy's meat you are supporting a way of farming that sees the animals as beings and not bottom-lines. We aim to support small and also have a few different price points so that you can support local in the way that works for you!