The Festive Climax approaches...
This is a message for all the Christmas Deniers out there who desperately want to believe that, really, it can't be happening yet, surely? Well folks, it's December and it's official. Christmas is coming and there's no way back!
Pastured pork porchetta, the perfect festive roast - a juicy loin and belly marinated with fennel, orange zest and a hint of chilli and surrounded by delicious, salty crackling.
IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
~ Broths are back - lovely, gelatinous, rich, nutritious broth. Sommerlad Heritage chicken, Organic chicken, Pastured Beef and Pastured Pork Ramen! Rendered fats are back - Pastured Pork, Pastured Beef Suet and Pastured Duck!
(Next week we'll have Jambon Persille, Pastured Duck Rillette and Organic Chicken Pate - email us if you'd like to place an order.) Malfroys Gold Wild Honey - the full range of this incredible honey is back in stock including gorgeous honeycomb frames that are perfect xmas presents. (Keep everything crossed for the bees in the Malfroys apiaries in the Blue Mountains as the fire that started in the Wollemi wilderness continues to burn. Despite the apocalyptic conditions, Tim says that the spring flowering of Yellow Bloodwood - Corymbia eximia - is the biggest he's ever seen and has produced some of the finest wild honeycomb ever.)
~ Sift Produce market at Feather and Bone this Saturday - fresh veg and fruits galore including cherries.
This Saturday we'll also have a lovely new product in the shop - Angie Sceat's Wildly Fermentatious Shrubs! Delicious, gut-loving, fermented cordials that are simply fabulous with a generous slug of gin and a spot of soda. (Of course, you can have them without gin, if you insist...) We're a bit addicted.
If a shrub isn't your thing, we've also got the full range of Katie Swift's gorgeous cordials in stock.
As we hurtle irrevocably toward the Festive Climax, it's critical to prepare well in advance to ensure that you are protected from disappointment and you have all the key components in hand for a fabulous event. Whether you're tucking into turkey at the table, picnicking on porchetta in the park or grazing on goose in the garden; be prepared! Whatever your denomination or cultural code, plan what you require for your Festive Feast (meats, sweets, wines, super-fresh vegetables and fruits) and organise it now.
Because you do not want to find yourself in those last few frantic days, exposed, frightened and thrashing it out with the other delinquent desperados in the aisles of Aldi or Coles, fighting the Ham Zombies for the last few, miserable, flavourless, nutritionally-compromised, 'free range' hams and turkeys, do you? So instead of leaving it all to the last minute... take control of your Festive Climax now!
Join the ranks of the Feather and Bone customers who have already ordered their hams, turkeys, Sommerlad chickens, stuffing and pork roasts and who are now smugly going about their other preparations with a tingling sense of happy, excited anticipation!
BURRADUC BUFFALO DAIRY - order now to avoid missing out If you want award-winning Burraduc buffalo dairy goodness from the mid-north NSW coast at your Festive Climax, then you'll need to email us your order as soon as possible. Mozzarella, Dolce Nina curd, feta, yoghurt and rare, fresh Buffalo milk. We get fresh deliveries of Burraduc produce every Friday - last delivery will be on Friday 20th.
DRY-AGED, PASTURE-FED AND FINISHED PRIME BEEF
If there's something in particular in the dry-aged beef department that you're after for your Festive Climax, we recommend you letting us know now. That way we can put your name on the carcass and you'll be sure to get what you want. After all, we are whole animal butchers and we do not buy boxes of prime cuts to meat demand (sorry). Each carcass only yields a finite number of ribeyes or sirloin steaks. So if a grand, standing rib roast is your idea of festive feasting then bags yours now. Email you order now.
NONIE'S CHRISTMAS CAKE & PANPEPATO (gluten free) Limited quantities of these delicious treats. Nonie's Christmas cake is made with organic dried figs, prunes and sultanas steeped in smooth brandy and mixed with new season Aussie nuts, organic coconut sugar and fresh spices. And the Panpepato is a long-standing, annual Christmas favourite.
Collaboration with artist Mirra Whale Ham bag and teatowels - perfect Christmas gifts.
We've long admired Mirra's work and we're so pleased to be collaborating. We started with Mirra's lino cut of this lovely heritage Large Black pig that now adorns our ham bags and we're adding lovely hemp and organic cotton teatowels - one with the heritage pig, one with a Burraduc Riverine buffalo and another coming soon featuring some Sommerlad chickens. Yours for only $29.95! Order your teatowels and ham bag now.
If you really want to go the whole way and get a unique, remarkable and rare gift for that Special Someone in your life, then look no further than an Ashrose Belted Galloway hide.
Equally unique, but a little more affordable, are artist Henrietta Farrelly-Barnett's beautiful painted skulls.
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We've been thinking a lot lately about how food is a wonderful way of binding and strengthening communities, large and small, the more diverse the better. The more we reclaim knowledge and share ideas, the stronger, more tolerant and open-minded we become. The way we see it, we're no different from the networked communities of microbes, fungi, plants, insects and animals on the farms we work with - the more closely we're connected, the more healthy and resilient we are.
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BUTCHERY HOURS Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 am ~ 5.00 pm
Saturday: 8.00 am ~ 4.00 pm Parking
If you're planning to come by car, please park in front of Feather and Bone, Unit 8. If there's no room in front of our place, please park on the street just outside the front gate. We and our neighbours thank you for your consideration. CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS
Monday 16th: closed
Tuesday 17th: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Wednesday 18th: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Thursday 19th: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Friday 20th: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Saturday 21st: 8.00 am - 4.00 pm
Sunday 22nd: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Monday 23rd: 8.30 am - 5.30 pm
Tuesday 24th: 7.00 am - midday