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Cherry Grove Farm

choco_lab38 Feb 25, 2009 05:48 AM

I thought I had posted this last night, but either it was pulled or I did something wrong?
Anyhow, I thought there might be a few on this board who would be interested to know that Cherry Grove Farm, in Lawrenceville, is having a Wine and Cheese Fest this Friday, Feb. 27, from 7pm-9pm at the farm. The wine will be supplied by Hopewell Valley Vineyards and there will be live music.
And it is free of charge!

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  1. MercerChow RE: choco_lab38 Feb 26, 2009 05:42 AM

    And for perfect clarity this is the "meat & cheese" Cherry Grove right on Rt 206 as opposed to the "organic veggie" Cherry Grove on Carter Rd.

    1. MercerChow RE: choco_lab38 Feb 27, 2009 04:14 PM

      The place was packed - very happy for them!

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        Foody4life RE: MercerChow Feb 27, 2009 04:57 PM

        We were there and it was a great event. Loved their artisanal cheeses and we ended up with all four - asiago, toma, gouda & brie plus local honey (from Yardville) plus a dozen free range eggs. Can't wait for the omelettes in the morning!!

        Also really liked the wild boar sausage. They said it's from a producer in Hackensack, but they will soon be carrying it and/or making it at the farm store.

        Thanks choco_lab for posting about this great local event.

      2. Foody4life RE: choco_lab38 Feb 28, 2009 05:27 AM

        Wondering if anyone's tried Cherry Grove Farm's beef, pork or lamb cuts and can comment on the quality, taste, etc.?

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          MercerChow RE: Foody4life Feb 28, 2009 10:08 AM

          Our household gets all of its beef and lamb there and we find the quality to be good. Everything is frozen but this has not been an issue. I highly recommend them, subject to two important caveats:

          (1) Supplies can be erratic, depending on which animals have been available for slaughter. Sometimes weeks can go by without any beef inventory, for example. If they have a good supply I usually try to stock up because it may not last.
          (2) The range of cuts is not that great; whatever the animal has the most of is what they have the most of. Ground beef, short ribs, ground lamb, lamb sausage, and stewing cubes are usually available. Sometimes I luck out and get a flank steak or a brisket. If you're looking for strip steaks, tenderloins, or rack of lamb, forget about it.

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            Foody4life RE: MercerChow Feb 28, 2009 11:01 AM

            Thanks for the info.

            I was surprised (a bit disappointed) to see everything frozen, but I guess they probably do that to hedge against sales traffic.

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              jrd303 RE: Foody4life Mar 3, 2009 03:59 AM

              When I was there they told me it was due to regulations.

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