Wednesday, August 23, 2017
FARMERS MARKET SUSANVILLE STYLE
I love farmers markets. I especially love the farmers market in Susanville California. This last weekend we were there for a barbeque competition. We had a little time before the contest to explore the little local farmers market. I am not kidding when I say little because there were only six vendors. What made this market so very extra special was half the market was devoted to local meat purveyors. Now that is what I am talking about a farmers meat market. There was a vendor selling ripe fragrant melons and also a bakery with sugary sweet treats but you know I was in meat farmers market heaven.
Arrow J Beef Company specializes in grass fed, grass finished all natural , no hormones, no antibiotic local beef. As some of you may know I am not a big fan of grass fed beef but I did buy a nice looking 7-blade roast to make some chili. Hulsman Ranch was across the aisle with more grass fed meats. They are another local rancher that have been around since 1862. One grass fed purchase was enough for this grain fed Mad Meat Genius. I still had one more meat vendor to check out.
GL & L Smokehouse was actually on my itinerary for later in the day to visit their smoke house several miles away. (More about GL & L on a later date) The owner was present selling his products. I introduced myself and we had a brief conversation about some of his meat offerings. You know I had to visit the bakery booth and I actually did purchase a fantastic cantaloupe. The Susanville farmers market is my kind of market.