Sunday, January 16, 2011

South-er of the James Winter Market

After a two month hiatus, we visited the winter farmers market on Forest Hill Ave next to the Blockbuster building. One of the reasons we made the journey was due to Ault's Family Farm participating.

Winter Eggs


While they have stopped offering chickens until the Spring, they still have pork, lamb, and eggs. We picked up a couple of nice-looking pork chops for later in the week.

We tasted wine from Grayhaven Winery.

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I liked the Cabernet Franc and Chambourcin the best. They also grow Pinotage (only a handful of producers grow this grape in the States).

Other vendors included Simply Savory.

Brown Ale Mustard


Tater Dave's bread.

Tater Dave's


Pizza Tonight.

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Snider Brothers Greenhouse Bus.

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For lunch we picked up beef brisket and ribs from Tex.

Tux-it Up!


Lovely smoked meat. When you order Tex promises to "put a hurtin' on ya" with his food. His potato salad is really "motato" salad (nothin' poor about his salad). Now Tex can be a bit slow in getting out the orders, but what he lacks in speed he more than makes up for in entertainment. He is contantly jawing with his customers and making them smile.  Both the beef and the pork were great. The ribs were the best. And Tex cuts the meat off of the rib to better facilitate wolfing down the smokey morsels. The meat with a side of  "motato" salad or baked beans and sliced bread is $9.75 (including tax). He also offers turkey legs and chicken as well as smoked sausage (Tux-it Up!) and hot dogs.

You can see these photos as well as other RVA farmers market photos on Flickr. If you have photos of any of the local markets, post them here.

4 comments:

Richard.H said...

Nice write up, I'll probably link back to it later in the week on H&H. You totally nailed what it is like to get food from Tex. He could probably serve 4 times as many people but he enjoys jawing too much. I enjoy it but it drives my wife crazy. Have you tried Pizza Tonight? It is our new favorite.

pjpink said...

Thanks Richard! Feel free to link back. We have not tried Pizza Tonight, yet since I usually make my own, but I've heard good things and need to try it.

onioncloute.com said...

Glad to see your thoughts on the market - I haven't been out there yet, but I've been meaning to. Knowing there are ribs available will definitely speed up the process. You should TOTALLY try Pizza Tonight next time you're out that way (or at J. Emerson or River City Cellars or sometimes Bellmont Butchery.) It's the BEST!

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