As I look forward to The Healing Farm's partnership with Marin Agricultural Land Trust and the one-day "Wellness and Yoga on the Ranch Retreat" we will host at Stemple Creek Ranch, I've been wanting to try Stemple Creek grass-fed beef and lamb. I was so excited when I learned they had a table at the Marin Civic Center Farmer's Market this past Sunday where I was volunteering at Marin Agricultural Land Trust's table.
Not only did I have a great time informing people of the great work that MALT does to protect agricultural land in Marin from development, but I also had fun talking about how MALT-protected properties have been supplying the bay area with incredible food sources for so many years. Represented right there at the Farmer's market were various vendors that source their supplies from MALT protected farmers and ranchers including Cowgirl Creamery - already a local food source that I love.
I knew I needed to take a break from the MALT table to run over to the Stemple Creek folks and buy some meat! What a great opportunity! I found in their bins a few options that fit my budget and decided on skirt steak and a couple of lamb shoulder chops.
When my husband and I fire up the grill (charcoal) we try to cook a bunch of things at once since it's just the two of us and a LOT of hot coals. We went to work and I made a few organic hot dogs for a quickie lunches served with farmer's market sauerkraut, relish and no bun, Indian style marinated lamb chops for the next day's meal and Chimichurri skirt steak tacos for a fun Mexican themed meal. Served with fresh summer corn and an incredibly simple arugula salad (all organic and most ingredients purchased at the farmer's market) gosh, the tacos were good, fresh and easy! Seasoned with just a little salt and pepper on the skirt steak for grilling, I couldn't help but snitch a couple of strips just off the grill before putting them on the tacos. Delicious!