While searching for a butcher, the name Necessity Farms & Dairy (http://necessityfarms.com/) came up. Their products list includes marrow bones. I could not resist. So on Saturday I made a trip visiting the place.
After I parked the car, a woman came out of the farm building. Turned out she was an enthusiastic regular customer. Seeing that I was looking around, she pointed to the building and said, “Store.” Well, the store did not look like any other butcher stores I had been to. Lining against the walls were some coolers and freezers, a counter at the far end. Lots of floor space, airy. The young women behind the counter were very nice. I had their full attention and help. By the time I left, my bag was filled with marrow bones, steaks, and Baby Swiss cheese made of raw milk.
The next day, I roasted the marrow bones. Collected the grease from the drip pan and used it to make fried rice with fresh scallion and left-over steak bits. It was the yummiest fried rice ever made by me, no doubt.
It looks like I no longer have to drive an hour and half for meat treats from Wyebrook Farm any more. Necessity Farms & Dairy, being only 15 miles from the house, is closer and it fits the bill of providing me with both local and pasture-raised products. A very treasured find it is.