I’ve enjoyed buying Chase Brook Natural Meats over the summer at the Bloomington Farmer’s Market. Everything was excellent. Their pork chops were amazing.
Today I checked their Web site to see where their products would be available this winter only to find the following message:
Last Call! What we have in stock now is all we will ever have. After a great deal of serious consideration we have decided we can not continue after the end of this season. There is plenty of meat still on hand so please consider coming out and stocking up for winter, we will be offering disounts of at least 18% on all of the items remaining in stock.
We will be at the Downtown St. Paul Farmers Market every Saturday and Sunday until the meat is gone!
I don’t know any details about what happened. I had forgotten they had taken on some space at Midtown Global Market about a year ago. I hope that wasn’t the straw that broke the camel’s back. Farming is scary business in the best of times. I can’t imagine what it must be like during hard times.
Heavy Table ran a really nice article last spring on the farm owners, Jeff and Jill Marckel.
I feel like anything I would say about how sorry I am to see this happen will sound trite. But I wish Jeff and Jill Marckel the best and hope to see them selling again some day at the farmer’s market.