Heritage pork tenderloin. the smaller portion sizes are mainly because of the lack of fillers and additives. Denser meat without being tough, the pork is incredibly filling.
We found this great farm just “over t’road” from us last summer. We popped in to try their vegetables a few times and later we discovered that they also do pig shares, meaning we invest in a real piggie and get a share of it when its ready to be butchered. Of course having a small interest in bacon and other bacon related items, we decided to give them a try. Plus we’ve been trying to support local farms more and more. For years I knew next to nothing about local (sustainable and ethical) farming except for tomatoes and garlic at the farmer’s markets we usually go to. I have to tell you that after the first bite, I was hooked. So was my wife. Heritage pork is to store bought pork as wine is to water. It was (and still is, we bought a lot) delicious!
Pork neck chops. Not terribly common in Canada, but so good!
I struck up a conversation with Julia, one of the dedicated owners, and mentioned how much we loved the food and oh, by the way, I am also a food photographer. One chat led to a few more and after some discussion, we decided to work out a deal using her foods and my photography. So far, its working out well!
New York strip steak, done to a juicy medium rare with some mushrooms and onion.
Urban Digs also supplies chicken, duck, seasonal vegetables, eggs, memberships, and they have sausages, beef and honey. And as you can see below, pickles, sauces and spreads. Their biggest and awesomest product though, is their Beasty Box. Check it out.
Seriously go right now. You’ll like it. I promise.
British slices, an elegant and positively civilized pickle.
A little banana pepper mustard for my braut made this a perfect meal.
Heritage pork bratwurst sausage.
I have a tonne more photos to shoot, and food to eat. Urban Digs is located t 4992 Byrne Road Burnaby, BC. Pop in sometime when their market is open.
To be continued…