|Sign for the market, complete with gang graffiti. The market is held every Saturday morning in a parking lot north of Richmond Drive. It's worth the trip!!|
As it was my first purchase for us, I chose a couple of ribeye steaks and some ground beef:
|As I was preparing it, I caught a scent that registered with me, but I knew I had not smelled it in decades.|
|The ground beef was so lean that I had to use an egg as a binder in making it into burgers.|
G O D ! !
Subsequent to shopping at the Urban Harvest market, I discovered a producer who is even closer to us, the Law Ranch Cattle Company in east Harris County (it's very hard to ferret out these little guys above the din of commercialization... it takes time to search for them). I like their authentic website style, and they also appear to be fans of Polyface Farms and the sustainability practices advocated by its famous owner Joel Salatin. I'm going to try them next, but one thing is perfectly clear to me at this point: unless I'm starving and/or broke, there's no way I'm going back to corn-fed beef.