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.
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.
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.
Tater Dave's bread.
Snider Brothers Greenhouse Bus.
For lunch we picked up beef brisket and ribs from Tex.
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.
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