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- If you’re firing up the grill this weekend, can we recommend roasting some New Mexico Green Chiles at the same time?
- Can’t believe I’m saying this already, but — sweet potatoes are here!
- We’ve got a re-stock on pastured pork and beef from Pecan Meadow Farm — steaks, country-style spare ribs, pork chops, and more.
- This week’s staff pick: North Mountain Pastures “Pork Franks” (aka hot dogs), just in time for your Labor Day picnic needs!
- Alert readers may have noticed: we have a new website! (And new URL to boot — we’re now www.radishandryehbg.com, though the old links will work perhaps forever.)
Scroll down for the full list of what we’ll have this week!
This week, my brain has not been on food, but on this website. I built our old site in a rush when, with very little warning, we suddenly found ourselves in possession of a stand at the Broad Street Market. As time went on, I added things here and there, but the fact was that the structure of the site wasn’t robust enough to handle all the things I wanted to do with it, and there were sections of the site — the recipes, most notably — that you really couldn’t get to if you didn’t already know they existed. Sure, it told you our hours, and hosted this weekly blog, but once-upon-a-time I sometimes built websites for money, so it bothered the **** out of me that our own site needed help so desperately.
But you know how these things go — there’s always something more important! So the years ticked on (can you believe it’s been almost three and a half of them?), and no website miracles occurred. Until…we reached a point when we thought maybe we’d like to do some advertising, which is a thing we’ve never done. And then TheBurg started doing a daily email, and we got it in our heads that buying a spot in it would be a great way to both dip our toes into advertising and support a community resource we love. But for an electronic ad, the “call to action” is a website visit, right? And if your website isn’t up to snuff, what’s the point?
That was in July, when it seemed like, sure, it’ll be no problem to build and launch a whole new website by the start of September. After all, I’ve been thinking about it for years, so I should just be able to knock it out. Right?
But, I suppose, joke’s on me — here we are, and it’s only August 29. A huge shout out to the wonderful Marie Hathaway (the very same Marie who was with us at the stand from September 2017 through June-ish of this year, and still makes cameo appearances from time to time). Marie still does get paid to build websites (among other things), and she helped write content, and gave me pointers along the way as I stumbled my way through a process at which I am very rusty. We’re glad she’s still part of the R&R family.
So — now that you’re here, won’t you stay a minute? Poke around what we’ve built? We’re especially happy with the “Where it’s from” section highlighting some of the farmers and artisans we work with (and more being added all the time). The recipes I mentioned above are now easily accessible from the menu that actually appears on every page, and we’ll be adding more of those as time goes on, too. If you’ve ever wondered which farms’ CSAs you can pick up at R&R, well, now you can find that info here.
Dusty and I have spent hours combing through the site to find mistakes, broken links, and goofy layouts, but I’m sure we haven’t caught everything. If you find something we’ve missed, please forgive us, and let us know.
This week’s Staff Pick from Julia
North Mountain Pastures Pork Franks (hot dogs) – normally $9; this week $7.65
I’m having a really hard time believing that it’s Labor Day already. So much so, that as I wrote that last sentence, I opened another browser window to check, thinking maybe I’d lost my mind. But then I remembered that I’ve been seeing all kinds of promos for Kipona this weekend, and so it must be real. Crazy.
My astonishment at how quickly summer has gone by has nothing to do with hot dogs, of course, but the fact that it’s Labor Day weekend has everything to do with hot dogs. As in, I sure intend to eat some.
I know many of you know how awesome the NMP ‘dogs are, since we hear a lot of comments about how they’re the only hot dogs you enjoy, or you can’t believe a hot dog could be so good, or aren’t these amazing topped with some Sweet Farm mustard and a dollop of ‘kraut? (Yes, yes they are.)
If you aren’t already a convert, though, this is a great weekend to try them out. We’re talking an all-natural ‘dog, all “real food”, with a meaty texture and great flavor. They’re hot dogs for grown-ups (tho’ I hear kids love ’em, too). Dusty and I like to make “buns” from McGrath’s loaves, tuck the dogs in, and go hog wild (sorry) with mustard, onions, and sauerkraut. Yum.
- Green Beans
- Green Curly Kale
- Honeycrisp Apples
- Peaches (IPM)
- Ugly Peaches (IPM)
- Seedless Watermelon
- Italian Parsley (limited quantities)
- Lions Mane
- Red Onions
- Sweet Onions
- White Onions
- Red Cabbage
- Japanese Eggplant
- Red & Yellow Bell Peppers
- Carmen di Toro Sweet Peppers
- New Mexico Green Chiles
- Mild Habanero Peppers
- Red HOT Habanero Peppers
- Jalapeno Peppers
- Poblano Peppers
- Shishito Peppers
- Yummy Snack Peppers
- Red New Potatoes
- SWEET POTATOES!
- Red Beets
- Rainbow Carrots (limited quantities)
- Lettuce Mix (urgent use)
- Romaine Lettuce (limited quantities)
- Green Zucchini
- Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
- Mixed Cherry Tomatoes
- Red Slicing Tomatoes
- Heirloom Tomatoes
- McGrath’s Original
- Sesame Original
- Irish Oatmeal Pan Bread
- Everything Bread
- American Harvest
- Baguettes (fresh Saturday only; available frozen every day)