Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Pic Today 5/31/16









DISCOVERING 
SCRATCH BREWERY

Weeks ago, at Tower Grove Farmers Market,
I stopped at a "new table," offering
their breads and brewed sodas.
(We hit it off.)

Scratch is a brewery and bakery,
bringing their hand-crafted wares
to a receptive new market (hopefully.) 

I remember tasting a "toasted hickory" soda
(non alcoholic),
so aromatic, so complex, so intoxicating.
Their bread was an other-worldly sour dough.

I had to know more.
These were artisans.
 Located in Ava, Illinois.
(2-hour drive, middle-of-nowhere.)

These are pics from my recent visit.
Four young talented homesteaders
brewing and baking
extraordinary home-grown goodies,
to national culinary acclaim.

Complex, organic, local, original.
Beautifully crafted/brewed sodas/beers,
wood-fired pizza, beautiful breads.
Growing their own hops.
Cute goats.
 (Roads with no road signs.)

5 comments:

  1. These markets looks interesting.
    The market is always nice, and in the summer we have them also a lot.
    Greetings.

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  2. Great, I'm coming!!!
    Too often then not, food has no taste anymore, so I wish them all the success in the world!
    Lovely footage :)

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  3. Rick tú siempre estás en los mejores sitios!!
    Buen reportaje amigo

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  4. Un lugar intresante, más por sus productos artesanales
    Preciosas fotografías, un abrazo Rick

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  5. So good to know that there are people out there doing this kind of work! We need more wholesome food/drink like this!

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