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 email@example.com 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!