Friday, September 4, 2009

Millarville Farmers' Market

Not too far of a drive from our home is the town of Millarville. They hold the title of Largest Farmers' Market in Southern Alberta. We like to get out there a few times every summer and last weekend was the first time we made it this year. I love the fresh produce and the Hutterites can be counted on for good cheese and maybe a few pies.
We like to try something new once in a while and last week we bought some farm raised elk from E & L Ranching. We opted for a package that came with 2 New York Elk steak, 5 Elk Burgers and 6 Elk wieners. The prices were fair. I am not usually one for hot dogs but the Elk wieners could make me change my mind. They tasted so good, not processed and not really fatty. The burgers have been a nice change in the usual BBQ fair and we are going to have the last of them tonight. The steaks though, wow, fantastic. I was worried that they would be dry or gamy tasting and they were neither. We kept them simple with a little oil and some salt and pepper, grilled them to about medium rare and dug in.
I highly recommend checking out the elk people if you see them at another Farmers' Market or if you see them out in Millarville. You can reach them at or 403 224 2396 to make your own package up. 1/4, 1/2 and whole carcasses are also available.
Oh and if you go, bring your own bags, bring a toonie for parking and if it rained recently where your rubber boots!

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