Marczyk’s 10 Annual Pig Roast is coming!
“Homer: Are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
Homer: Pork chops?
Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.”
Since the day we opened our doors, pork has been important to us. When we started doing product research, we were convinced that the Niman Ranch pork we tasted was the best in America. Iowan’s Paul Willis and his wife Phyllis began the Niman Ranch pork program years ago, and today the family farms are all over the west. Marczyk Fine Foods sells only non-confinement pork because it tastes great and is sustainably raised.
How long does it take to cook a whole pig?
We start cooking at about 8:00pm Friday night, and it is done by 11:00am the next day. Of course you can’t just leave a pig alone on a city street, so we'll be hanging out and taking turns watching the pigs through the night.
Why a pig roast, why not just a BBQ?
Because you can BBQ a pork chop at your house, but not many people can roast a whole pig. And it’s delicious.
Although the pig roast is located at Clarkson only, all the following products are at both locations.
Produce. Fresh is best.
- Ela Gala Apples. Crispy and sa-weet! An eating apple.
- Bartlett Pears. Best in the West. Add one of our many blue cheeses for a fall treat.
- Munson Corn and local grape and cherry tomatoes are super sweet right now due to the cold weather. They’re like candy. (Candy corn? Hummm.)
- Ela peaches case special. Save $1 on the case price. Next Wednesday, 9/21, $2.49/lb for a case. Cut and freeze them with a little lemon and sugar, you’ll be glad you did.
- Winter squash. “Gourd-eous”! Munson Farms, many many varieties to go with the many many recipes on Epicurious. $1.99/lb.
- Broccoli Romanesco. Fractal food is fun. Local and delicious. $4.99/lb.
- Red Bok Choy. Gorgeous and good for you. Colorado grown. $5.99/lb.
- Radicchio. Bitter and seasonal. Roast or grill it to temper the taste. $4.99/ea.
Bakery. Get real.
- Pumpkin whoopies. Welcome fall! Pumpkin cake with vanilla mascarpone filling.
- Peanut Butter Jenny crumbles for your ice cream. Step away from the Reeses. RICH.
- Roasted banana cake with honey cinnamon frosting. Plain banana bread is so last year. In the bakery case Saturday.
Meat and Seafood. The Truth is in the Taste.
- Roadkill roosters. Semi boned, super crispy. These sit flat on the grill or in the oven, so they’re easy to serve and crispy all over. Marinated flavors are Southwestern, Balsamic, Garlic Rosemary, Summertime herb, and Korean BBQ. $5.99/lb
- Jalepeno Cheddar burgers. Great for fall! Not too spicy, and we use Wisconsin Cheddar. $6.99/lb.
Get Piggy with It!
Marczyk Fine Foods’ 2011 community pig roast is coming!
When: Saturday, October 1, 11:00AM-4:00PM
Where: At the Market, 17th and Clarkson
What: Pig Roast with market-made baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, cornbread, a drink and cookie. Also Customer Appreciation Day: everything 10% off! Wine store too.
Read more on our calendar.
Friday, September 30: The end of 2011 Friday Night Burger nights. It was a record year for burger night: over 5600 happy customers served!
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Slow Food Lunch at Fruition Farm in Larkspur.
When: Saturday, September, 24, 10:00am-2:00pm. These are the makers of our fresh, award-winning local ricotta and additional cheeses.
More info here.