Burger & Fries, Please (But Make It Local)

By Marcia Passos Duffy, Our Local Table Monadnock
Reposted at Monadnock Menus

When Jessica Graveline opened Fritz restaurant in 2003 at The Center of Keene, her mind was focused on fries-not local food. But Graveline began to ponder weightier issues-such as preservation of open spaces, the survival of small farms, and the importance of contributing to the local economy-after she attended a few local food forums held in the region. “I started to realize the importance of using local – on many levels,” says Graveline. By using more local foods in her business Graveline figured she’d not only help preserve local farms, but she’d get fresher, better tasting food. Graveline started incorporating local foods gradually into the menu by adding ostrich and buffalo meat burgers. The meat was sourced from local farmers’ markets and online through Yankee Farmers’ Market based in Warner, NH. More about local meat and other farm fresh products at Fritz.

Product of the Month: Yankee Farmer’s Market Buffalo Meat

From Yankee Farmer’s Market  website: Why are we here at Yankee Farmer’s Market so BIG on buffalo? Because it is the natural, delicious choice for health conscious individuals and beef lovers everywhere.  Buffalo meat, besides having rich, natural flavor, is also far lower in fat than beef and poultry.  At Yankee Farmer’s Market, all of our buffalo are fed a natural diet of hay as well as having many prime acres to graze freely. They also get occasional treats such as apples.

Our bulls are raised 20-24 months of age for desired tenderness and all of our meat is USDA inspected, vacuum packed, and flash frozen to ensure the highest quality. Yankee Farmer’s Market guarantees quality buffalo meat, containing NO growth hormones, NO stimulants, and NO antibiotics.

Available at the Hannah Grimes Marketplace
& at Fritz, The Place to Eat