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HI! Are you coming for some of this action??

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until 1 with:

Tomatoes! Including Brandywine, Giant Belgium, Azoychka Russian, Limmony, Kellogg’s Breakfast, Cherokee Purple, Aunt Ruby’s German Green,  Green Giant, Black Krim, romas, American Original Beefsteak, Bloody Butchers and cherry tomatoes.

I ate 3 tomato sandwiches on that sourdough bread when I got home from the market last week. Then I had to go hold the couch down for awhile.  Tomatillos, mini eggplant & 2 varieties of big eggplant, savoy & red cabbage, okra (white & red), a variety of cucumbers including Asian, lemon, mini white, mini green and slicers; freshly dug potatoes: German Butterball, Carola and Huckleberry Gold. Green peppers and jalepenos, sweet & red onions, sweet potatoes, wheat. In fact, if I can muster, I’m going in a minute to dig up some Purple Pinecone potatoes too!! (don’t hold me to that)

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Bloody Butchers are one of my most popular varieties and my SUPER AWESOME customers ask for them by name. They have a really rich tomato flavor and this recipe…seriously, there are no words. Maple. Roasted. Tomatoes.  Make 2 pans because you’ll eat the first batch and then…what happened??

I mostly use them for a simple pan sauce that is amazing  – I just heat some olive oil in a pan, add chopped garlic and let that heat a minute until fragrant on kind of low heat, or med low, then add quartered or chopped Bloody Butchers, a little salt and sometimes a splash of balsamic, but not always. Just let them cook down to your liking. There are a lot of good people walking around out there, addicted to that sauce. You know who you are :)

We are all stocked up on beef cuts, and have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts: filet, flank, skirt, flat iron, ground, stew, philly steak, cube steak, ribeyes, NY Strip, sirloin,  brisket, eye of round roasts, bone-in chuck roasts, boneless chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts, short ribs, liver,  osso bucco, bags of soup bones.

If you’re thinking about what to make for company this weekend, I would seriously recommend these  Crock Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches or this Slow Cooker Barbacoa.  Or there are always hot dogs!

We have hot dogs (skinny and quarter pounder), beer brats-these are quarter pounders, sliced corned beef, sliced pastrami and sliced bologna.  Made from our 100% grass fed Angus beef, no added nitrates or nitrites.

Ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 free, and a special on  cube steak and stew beef – 20% off. Apparently beef stew is not the most popular summer dish. Whaaaat??

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing

BTW in unrelated news,  I follow Anthony William on Instagram and he just posted on the health importance of the humble potato :) – WHO KNEW:

“Potatoes are a nutritious, healthy food that are rich in vitamins A, C, & B-complex and minerals such as manganese, iron, magnesium, copper, and potassium.🌟Potatoes contain an antioxidant called quercetin which has anti-cancer and cardio-protective properties as well as a storage protein called patatin which has been shown to exhibit activity against disease causing free radicals.👍🏻Potatoes are an excellent source of B6, a vitamin which is essential for the formation of almost every new cell in the body.😇Vitamin B6 also is a vital component for the neurological system and for the creation of amines which are neurotransmitters that send messages from one nerve to the next.✨This makes potatoes an important food for those who are heavy thinkers and those recovering from stress damage and adrenal exhaustion.🙏🏻They are also particularly beneficial for depression, insomnia, sleep disorders, brain fog, and stress related illnesses.💁🏻Potatoes are also known to be good for promoting cardiovascular health and are highly beneficial for reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis, and COPD.💗Potatoes themselves are virtually fat-free and packed with dietary fiber which helps to prevent constipation and protect the colon from polyps and cancer.🙌🏻Their high fiber content also helps to lower blood LDL cholesterol and keep blood sugar levels stable and within normal range.❤️Fresh raw potatoes are a rich source of vitamin C, enzymes, minerals, and antibiotic properties and can be juiced with fresh tomatoes, lemons, or other vegetables for additional health benefits.👌🏻Steamed potatoes are the most healthy form of cooked potato and will ensure that they retain most of their vitamins and minerals and remain a strongly alkaline, healing food.😋”

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See you tomorrow!