Friday, March 9, 2012
Sausage Done Right
Since we started our farm, we have always tried to give our customers as many choices as possible. For example, cured bacon or fresh side/belly? Cured ham or fresh leg roast? And then the question we didn't like to ask... Ground pork or breakfast sausage? The reason we didn't like to ask it was because the sausage seasoning the butcher was using had preservatives like MSG, BHA, and BHT in it. Despite our numerous requests for an alternative recipe, our butcher did not feel there was enough demand to justify the change. We felt that the preservatives were unnecessary and didn't reflect the values of our farm. One of our goals has always been to provide delicious food that is clean, simple, and healthy.
As we announced previously, we switched butchers a couple of months ago. Our new butcher, Springville Meat Co. offers better services like vacuum packaging and custom labeling. Additionally, they are a little bit more flexible to work with. After we switched, we started talking about their sausage recipes only to find that they too used MSG, BHA, and BHT. While this was frustrating, they were open to explore other recipes. Finally, I went to Colosimo's and together we came up with some delicious sausage seasonings free of MSG, BHA, and BHT. We then took these seasonings back to Sprinville Meat Co who is now making our own custom line of sausages using our delicious pork and our customized Colosimo's seasoning.
We are now pleased to offer our gourmet line of Bratwurst style sausages. These sausages are stuffed in natural casings in 1/4 lb links. We have packaged 6 links per pack making each package 1.5 lbs. We are currently offering the following flavors: Jalapeno w/Monterrey Jack Cheese, Sundried Tomato w/Basil, and German Bratwurst. These sausages are delicious!!! The casings are very easy to bite into, the sausage is not overly salty, and you can actually tasted the pork as well as the seasoning flavors. We are very pleased with the results and are proud to put our name on it. These are so good that my brother has offered to come work a couple days on our farm in return for all he can eat bratwursts.
We are also just finalizing on our new Breakfast Sausage that pending USDA approval we will be calling Maple Kissed Sage. Again we are teaming up with Colisimo's for a customized breakfast sausage recipe that is free of MSG, BHA, and BHT. We are then using Coombs Family Farms in Vermont who will be providing us with pure, organic, Vermont grown Maple Sugar. This sausage will be add just enough sweetness to your morning meal.
Anxious to try our new sausage line? Stop by one of our delivery points on March 24th or call and arrange to stop by our farm.