Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Where are the Eggs?

We realize that there have been some questions, concerns and complaints about the lack of eggs at market. Well, we wanted to take the opportunity to apologize for any inconvenience or confusion to our loyal customers concerning our fabulous pastured eggs. We would love to provide all the markets with eggs, but right now we do not have the supply to meet the demand! We are only bringing eggs to the Saturday Green City Market, but even that supply is very limited. We ask that everyone be patient as we work with our egg-layers union in negotiating their new contract. We hope to have more eggs in the near future, but since we do not force our egg layers to lay, we will have to wait and see what happens. Hopefully we can convince them that we need them and their delicious eggs. We will be sure to keep all of you posted on the negotiations!

What's on Sale This Week at Market (7-29 to 8-2)

Sale Item:
Mutton Kabob Meat $8/lb

. That's right I said mutton. Now what exactly is this mutton that we speak of? Well, it is an adult sheep, plain and simple. Mutton gets a bad rap, because no one knows what it is and lets face it, it does not have the best sounding name-mutton (hum...). That being said, our mutton is pastured on the same fields as our lamb and goat and it tastes just as great. Don't believe me, well try some and see for yourself. We are offering our Mutton Kabob meat for $8/lb! An excellent value and a very flavorful addition to tonight's dinner menu. There are a great number of recipes online utilizing mutton. Here is one to try:

Monday, July 27, 2009

Chicago Farmers Market Season 2009

Summer is in full swing and we are busy at Mint Creek Farm working hard to supply Chicagoans with all their pastured meat needs. Stop by and shop with us at one of the many farmers markets around town.

Here is a look at our market schedule for 2009:

Sundays: Logan Square 10am-3pm and Wicker Park 7am-1pm

: Green City Market 7am-1pm and Andersonville 4pm-8pm

: Olympia Fields (every other week) 9am-1pm and
Uncommon Grounds

: Green City Market 7am-1pm and 61st Street Market 9am-2pm

We have a great rotating selection of milk-fed lamb, pastured lamb, goat and mutton and we will soon have pastured angus beef. Check our new blog out weekly for specials and summer deals that are only available at the farmers market!

Mint Creek Farm's New Meat CSA starts in August

We are excited to launch our very first Meat CSA starting on August 2nd! Only available for 3 months and pick ups are either at the Logan Square Farmers market the first Sunday of the month or the Green City Market the first Wednesday of the month. We will be sharing with our new members our tasty lamb and goat products. The most exciting news is that we are also unveiling a brand new product to our members- pastured angus beef! We are excited to try out this new product with our loyal customers and hope to expand our offerings soon to all our market followers. We are going to keep you posted on when, where and what grass-fed beef we will have available very soon. If you missed out on signing up for our CSA, don't fret. We will be offering a winter version starting in November. Sign ups will start in October, so keep shopping at the farmers markets and we will keep you posted on all the details.