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

Loads of beautiful, hellaciously delicious tomatoes! Including Brandywine, Giant Belgium, Azoychka Russian, Limmony, Kellogg’s Breakfast, Cherokee Purple, Green Giant, Black Krim, romas, Bloody Butchers. The yellows are really abundant this week. Their flavor is so unique – sweet but tangy, and for the VERY best flavor, let them ripen completely. They will sometimes get little orange stripes on the bottom when they are ripe, but not always. The yellow tomatoes go great with the smoked mozzarella from Uno Allo Volta in bldg. C. I also seriously love the soft crust sourdough from Duke’s in bldg B for the ultimate tomato sandwich experience :)

Tomatillos, mini eggplant, red and green cabbage, a few heads of cauliflower, a variety of cucumbers including Asian, lemon, mini white, mini green and slicers; carola potatoes, sweet & red onions, Tuscan garlic, 3 kinds of kale, sweet potatoes, wheat.

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.

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.

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

I love refrigerator pickles: quick, easy, OMG good & no heating. You don’t want to lose all those health-giving enzymes by cooking! Plus they stay crisp (I’ve found that Asian cukes stay the most crisp.) They’re perfect when you come in from the heat.  So healthy too! Raw apple cider vinegar (like Bragg’s) is a fermented food, so it helps increase good bacteria in the gut and balance pH. Cucumbers are super hydrating and contain more than 50 trace minerals, amino acids, enzymes and coenzymes that help with digestion and a lot more. So cucumbers, raw apple cider vinegar, your favorite sea salt, garlic,  dill and water. Mix up the brine, cut up the cukes. That’s it. Two or three days in the fridge and they’re ready. Here’s the recipe.

See you tomorrow!