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Gran Roca - new Farm-to-Table services - this week only, Fri. 2-3:30

Please note: There will be only one Farm-to-Table Market this week. We are expanding our services starting next week to include home delivery and prepared food menu items made with Gran Roca's meats, eggs and produce. If you would like more information on these services, please email us at the contact info below.

The Gran Roca Friday Farm-to-Table Market will be from 2-3:30 PM at the restaurant Hummus, between Calle Santiago Carrasco and Rafael Torres Beltran, and adjacent to Parque Santa Anita only a couple of blocks east of the big 911 building in El Vergel.

We will be bringing the best tasting and healthiest pork, chicken, eggs, fruits, and all the vegetables you need to our Friday Farm-to-Table Market in Cuenca where you will find special varieties of produce not available anywhere else. Our sustainably grown fruits and vegetables are harvested in the morning for pick up in the afternoon. Can your favorite supermercado do that?.

We will bring our farm fresh pastured Chicken Eggs to our Farm-to-Table Markets for $1.25 per half dozen. The eggs are delicious with a creamy orange yolk unlike the commercial eggs that are yellow and runny.
If you are looking for the best tasting pasture raised chickens, you have come to the right place. Our chickens are housed in groups of fewer than 100, on pasture, in a protective Chicken Tractor, fed whole foods without antibiotics or hormones, are moved daily to fresh pasture without poop or smell, are able to scratch in the soil, eat grass and bugs and see the natural cycles of day and night. It is a lot harder to do it this way, but this is how you produce the best ingredients...that make the most delicious food...while supporting optimal health.

The Chickens vary in weight a little bit, but at $2.50/lb., most will sell for between $10 and $15 of ready to cook meat. For larger events, you can request our big "Party Chickens" that we use at our Farm-to-Table Events and are the size of a small turkey, but are just as tender and have all the flavor of their smaller sized cousins.

Our chickens come butchered on the same day you pick them up. (Do you really want to buy chickens that have sat around for days? weeks?) So, they must be ordered in advance by sending us an email letting us know (1) the market date for pick up (2) number of chickens, and whether to leave them whole or cut into parts, and (3) with or without organ meat. You will receive an order confirmation and we will bring it to the Farm-to-Table Market you requested for pick up.

This week's Farm-to-Table Market produce:

Fruits: Our Special Bananas, Strawberries, Real Lemons
Tomatoes: Heirloom Tomatoes (limited), Bitter-Free Eggplant, Green and Red Peppers, Hot Peppers
Brassicas: Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Curly and Dinosaur Kale
Roots: Beets, Carrots, Potatoes
Beans: Green Beans, Fresh Beans
Greens: Lettuce (heirloom romaine), Real Spinach, Rainbow Chard, Scallions, Celery
Fresh Herbs: including Real Peppermint, Cilantro, Garlic Chives, Basil, Horseradish

Please email us if you are looking for a quantity of an item or if you would like something not listed above. For example, we have a large variety of herbs we bring only upon request.

Gran Roca Farm-to-Table Markets, where fresh means harvested today...

Rob Gray: