John McLaughlin, of McLaughlin Farm, LTD, sent this update on beef sales in Michigan.
“As of July 31, 2013, we were on the menu the last two weeks at two new trendy places in East Lansing and Okemos. We have been on the menu of Tannin, a brand new restaurant in Okemos. They have been featuring our Short Ribs.
Red Haven, 4480 S. Hagadorn Rd. Okemos MI 48864 has used several of our cuts that they grind themselves for burgers and have featured our skirt steak in the restaurant and on their Facebook page.
We have also been on the menu at Boyne Highlands, featuring Highland steaks. They indicate that the beef has been well received. This is thanks to the lead by LEA-White Farms, who has provided ground beef for Boyne’s white tablecloth restaurants. The Sandhill Crane Winery (4724 Walz Rd. Jackson MI 49201)has us on their menu too. They always have something with our ground beef, but they also had Skirt Steak for a short time.
We approached a local bar that has very good food and may be doing something with them in the near future.
We have also been selling a fair amount at the farm market in Okemos, which is a good thing! We like the cool weather too! It is much more comfortable at the market these days!"
Meridian Township Farmers Market 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48840 Season: May –Oct. Hours: 8AM - 2PM Days Open: Wed Sat
McLaughlin Farm LTD Farmer's market display
*editor's note: Larry and Pat ate at Red Haven Friday night (8/3/13). Had a wonderful and fun meal,as the restaurant claims, designed for sharing and tasting. Highly recommended, but don't be in a hurry.