January! Looking from the Other Persons Point of View

To Walk on the Moon

By jake chinappi

To walk on the moon,

To experience greatness,

To have no inkling of distress,

Overtaken by joyous thoughts,

Able to walk on that unknown soil,

So far away from home,

Able to feel the heat of the sun,

Having the scent of ozone fill your nose,

The chatter of comms fill your ears,

Turning them off,

Silence,

Looking up to the distant stars,

Same as you did when you were young,

To appreciate the beauty of the universe,

And to realize how far we’ve come,

To look back and see the world in all its glory,

Borders and divisions hidden from view,

To see the Earth as one,

To realize for now you are truly on your own,

On this tiny sphere of rock and dust,

Alone with your thoughts,

Hoping to come home,

To reconnect,

To be alone,

Is to walk on the moon.

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Meyer Company Ranch… Montana, USA

This building is part of the original homestead of John Blair. Every building at the ranch has been restored.

Our Family at the Meyer Company Ranch. Checking off the goals for 2018!

Our Method

In our home, we have a method. If you’d like something to happen or if you’d like to accomplish something …then write something down.

Every January, The Butcher and I and our boys, discuss our goals for the coming year. Owning a   small family business means that every decision  we make will affect all of us. Together we decide what we would each like to accomplish.

Our love of travel and good food, combined with our quest to learn and see with our own eyes where our food is coming from, prompted us to add a visit to Meyer Company Ranch to our goal list for 2018.

Our Market has been sourcing All Natural Beef Products  from The Meyer Company for just over a year. The Butcher and I look for companies that fit in with our philosophy of  family atmosphere, small farms and humanely raised animals without added hormones, steroids or antibiotics.

We have been diligent in researching these companies and have been pleased to meet many like-minded individuals along the way.

Everything connects

Thirty years ago, Anthony began to learn the art of Butchery.

He started from the ground up and had many mentors to learn from and work with. Today, we are working together to take the traditional Meat Market to the level of todays expectations. Our customers are smart, well-informed and looking for the best quality to feed their families. This has pushed us to learn new things, to investigate and to become better at our work and better for our family. We are thankful!

Thirty years ago, Bob Meyer had a vision for raising beef.

Beef raised the old-fashioned way, right here in the United States of America. Bob purchased his first ranch in Montana and the all natural program started with twelve head of cattle. As with any business, Bob didn’t do it alone. His Ranch Manager Jim Phillips helped him realize this dream of  Red Angus Cattle raised the all natural way, on pasture, in the Blackfoot River Valley of Montana. Throughout the years the Meyer company has grown to include small satellite farms in Colorado, Kentucky and throughout the West. Ranches and farms that adhere to and share the same standard of excellence that Bob and Jim began. Many years of trial and error, along with much hard work and dedication  brought the culmination of a superior Prime Red Angus, All Natural Product. Beef that we can be happy to feed our family and proud to sell at Our Market.

 

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Montana Moments

Traveling along the Bitterroot Valley you will see beauty all around! Cattle grazing on pasture highlighted by the Bitterroot Mountains.

The theory that everything connects is perhaps the reason why I wasn’t surprised to find The Butcher and I exploring the Northern And Southern Tiers of Western Montana.

Being married to The Butcher and involved with food as a business has influenced our travel and learning in a big way. Our goal this year was to visit Meyer All Natural Company Ranch and track down where our beef is actually coming from.  In order to better understand the ranch itself, we decided to begin by exploring the space outside of it. The space  that encompasses a State which is  known for its wide open spaces and gracious people. A state that is steeped in history.

I do believe its time for another adventure~ Chowfancy!

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A Tour of McEnroe Organic Farm, Millerton NY

The Butcher, The Farmer

McEnroe Organic Farm specializes in Organics from the ground up. Organic Compost, Soil, Vegetables, Turkeys and Cattle.

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A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER: IT’S LOVELINESS INCREASES; IT WILL NEVER PASS INTO NOTHINGNESS… JOHN KEATS, (Endymion book 1; an excerpt)

Beauty is more than something we see. Beauty is something that is within a person or place; a feeling that at times cannot be described. True beauty is experienced.

A wonderful part of being married to The Butcher is the many new adventures that it brings! Our Market is closed on Mondays, but that usually means we are out having fun, meeting new people and learning new things. Many times our adventures take us Upstate New York… to the Mountains, to the Hudson Valley, to the Schoharie Valley. In the mountains of Upstate NY, the air is clean and the people are lovely. We always feel as though one day in the mountains can refresh us and then we can get back to work, back to our everyday.

Our Market and our life are intertwined. Food… Good Food …is our business and our passion.

Along the path to finding good food to bring to our special customers, we meet the best, most hardworking people who are responsible for the beginnings of that good food.

Two Hours and Twenty Four Minutes drive from Huntington, Long Island took us on an adventure to a beautiful place in the Hudson Valley. A place where every day feels like two and we can feel unhurried and unstressed.
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Homemade Waffles …Easter Brunch! #keepitsimple

Homemade Waffles can be made ahead and frozen on a tray, providing that you wrap them well with plastic and freeze them the same day that they are made! #chowfancy

Plan Ahead… Easter Brunch…#keepitsimple Don’t Wait till the last minute!

Happy Spring!

With all of the time I’ve been spending at Our Market, hosting holiday dinner at home has become a bit more challenging.

I know I’m not alone though, as many parents are working these days and would still like to host a beautiful holiday get together. Follow along over the next two weeks as I post the recipes for this simple yet delicious menu that the family will love!

Planning ahead is the key to any special meal …especially a successful one!

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Corned Beef & Cabbage

Are you planning to cook up this traditional meal for your family on St. Patrick’s Day?

My Grandmother always made this special meal, and I have wonderful memories because of the time spent sharing dinner with her.  Even though my Grandmother was of Dutch Heritage, she would prepare this dish for my Grandfather who was Irish and Italian.

Today, I make the same Irish Soda Bread that she used to bake and it truly is special and transports me back in time.

My favorite line from  The Times of your life by Paul Anka…. “The memories are times that you borrowed, to spend when you get to tomorrow.”

Enjoy every moment with your family…#itsthelittlethings #cooktogether~

Chowfancy Friends~

The Butchers Wife

 

 

 

 

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