Monday, December 20, 2010

Procuring a Christmas Ham

Two years ago, we drove over to Bostrom Farm a few days before Christmas, had a chat with Kyle Bostrom, and came home with a lovely ham for Christmas dinner. All more or less on a whim. Not so easy this year. Inquiring ahead found Bostrom's all out of pork until February. Likewise Wells Tavern Farm in Shelburne, where we got our Thanksgiving turkey. We finally lucked out at Hager's Farm Market on Route 2 in Shelburne, carrying home a 13 pound ham.

Hagers Farm Market is open 7 days a week, year-round. It carries an array of meat from the Hager Brothers Farm in Colrain, along with many other local products. In addition to the ham, we bought sausage (I found another source for chorizo!) and organic eggs. They also had many maple products, honey, ice cream, local preserves and even wine.

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