I had mentioned in an earlier post about buying beef by the whole, half or quarter and filling up your freezer. Well, what if you don’t have anything but that small space above or below the refrigerator or just need dinner? The Lopez Community Land Trust has developed a Mobile Processing Unit and the Island Grown Farmer’s Cooperative operates a retail location on D’Arcy Road in Bow.
Unassuming on the outside, the inside holds many treats. In addition to the standard cuts, they also have sausages and bacon.
On Fridays and Saturdays (10am-6pm), you can purchase pork, grass-fed beef and lamb. Everything is frozen so bring a cooler and you can stock up a little even. We had the links for breakfast on Saturday and they were delicious. Very flavorful and not greasy. Had I been making gravy, I would have had to add some butter, but I’m not about to complain about that!
Personally, I’m thrilled to have a local source for happy pork that is convenient to the dairy where I pick up milk. I look forward to sampling more of their wares particularly lamb and chevon. This is a great easy way to support our local ranchers!
Note: Nina Planck was featured on KUOW’s Speaker’s Forum Thursday night and she mentioned the mobile processing unit in the beginning of her talk. The rest of it is interesting as well. Listen.