Cherry Grove Farm
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!
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.
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.
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.