New Year! New Order!

Happy New Year!

To start 2021 on the right note, Brian maintained his New Year’s Day tradition of hopping on a motorcycle—a tradition I don’t share since I’m a wimp when it comes to riding in the cold. This year, his ride included an emergency Danzeisen Cream delivery (emergency because really… no other cream will do.) He delivered the pints on our ultimate milk delivery machine: (no, not his creepy van) the Harley-Davidson Moo Glide, so named for the cowhide inserts and Holstein-like coloring.

While Brian rode, I put one of our new products to the test:

Beeler’s Back Ribs

When I talked to Julie Beeler a couple of weeks ago, she mentioned their 1/2 Rack Back Ribs, so we ordered some. Like all Beeler’s products, they are hormone and antibiotic-free, plus they are delicious. If you aren’t familiar with Beeler’s, the family-owned company has been around for 150 years and maintains exceptionally high standards. If you’ve had the bacon or tenderloins we carry, you know. This from their website:

“Beeler’s is proud to raise Heritage Duroc pork – but not just your average Duroc. We have worked hard to refine our Duroc-sired genetics to achieve superior marbling for an unforgettable dining experience. For that juicy bite and vibrant pink color, we focus on achieving the perfect pH. In fact, our natural pork flavor is so tasty, you’ll notice minimal ingredients added to our products. It’s just that good!”

Beeler’s Heritage Pork
Beeler’s Back Ribs
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You don’t have to wait for summer grilling season. These ribs worked beautifully in the oven. We seasoned them with salt and Flatiron Pepper Flakes and oven-roasted for 2 1/2 hours at 275 degrees. Sweat Heat or Dark and Smoky work great with pork.

Dark and Smoky  - Flatiron Pepper Co
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The Ribs came out fall-off-the-bone tender and so delicious. Keep in mind, these are small packages, about a pound. The pack we made had five ribs, but they had plenty of meat and satisfied the two of us (along with a hearty salad) for lunch. For dinner, one 1/2 rack per adult might be a better serving size. 

Bolita Beans

Adobe Milling Company’s Bolita Beans pair perfectly with these flavorful ribs. Bolitas are a mild, pale-colored bean that pick up flavors beautifully. We like adding sautéed poblanos and black pepper. Never made dried beans? Here’s how Brian makes them!

Bolita Beans
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To round out the meal, how about some greens? Coffee Pot Farms will again have fresh-picked Spinach!

Spinach from Coffee Pot Farms!
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Working on Restock!

The Christmas rush stripped our shelves, but we are working hard to get restocked! Stay tuned!
We did get a fresh shipment of Joshua Tree Coffee! If you don’t have a grinder, no problem. We can grind for you.

The First Roast - Joshua Tree Coffee
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Order Form Moved!

If you use the order form, we have moved it to the online store so everything is in one place. Click the “Go to MPM Market” button below then scroll to the bottom of the page where you’ll find the order form.

Need milk now?

In the cooler: 1 HG Whole Milk, 1 HG 2%, 1 HG Chocolate, 3 HG Coffee Milk, 1 HG Strawberry Lemonade, Pints of Chocolate Milk, Pints Half & Half. Available for in-store pickup or home delivery today. Head to the Extras page to claim!

And there it is! This week’s update! Get your dairy orders in by 9 pm Monday 1/4 for Thursday 1/7 delivery! If you’ve already sent your order or have a standing order……you’re all good. If you haven’t ordered or want to add to your order, you can do so by clicking the link below.

Thanks and have a swellegant 2021!

Brian and Lori Law

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