I’ve mentioned before the benefit of meeting your farmer face-to-face and there is no better place to do so than at your local farmers’ market. Previously, we’ve talked a lot about the great rancher who runs Lindner Bison who sells (surprisingly!) bison, but the booth selling grass-fed beef closed long ago. On a visit to the Torrance FM last Saturday, I saw there was a new booth on site who sold not only grass-fed beef, but also pastured chicken!
John “Dey Dey” de Bruin was manning the booth and was very happy to tell me all about his operation and animals. He recommended I try their starter pack of 1 lb ground beef and a half chicken to get a sampling of what he has to offer. While they regularly visit the Torrance Farmers Market, they also have a website (Best Beef Ever) where you can mail order. His price list included a variety of choices — including organ meats. Although he didn’t have everything I was seeking on hand that day, he said with a phone call or email ahead of time, he would make sure to bring some with him next time I visited.
I was quite impressed by John’s friendliness and enthusiasm and will give him business in the future. Next time you’re at the Torrance Farmers Market, stop by and check it out!
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