~ Meet your farmers, Ann Stone, Mac Stone and John Bell.
~ Have your grilling needs covered with July 4 specials!
~ See what's new in the online store this week.
~ Try a grilled pork chops recipe.
~ Place your order online for home delivery, on-farm or farmers market pickup, or nationwide shipping.
Meet Your Family Farmers: Ann, Mac and John
You read in this space about how your food is grown, but rarely do you get to know the people behind your food. Ann Bell Stone, John Bell and Mac Stone are the managers of the sixth-generation Elmwood Stock Farm, leading teams of field crew, delivery drivers, farmers market employees and office staff.
Siblings Ann and John grew up on Elmwood Stock Farm, farming with their parents, Cecil and Kay Bell, in what started as a traditional cattle and tobacco operation. Ann met Mac Stone at a farming conference right around the time she and John were transitioning the farm to a diversified organic farm. A few years later, Ann and Mac were married. John and his wife, Melissa Bell, live on the farm, too, and are raising their children here—the seventh generation of family farmers.
Whisk marinade ingredients in a glass dish. Add pork. Marinate for 1 to 3 hours.
Take pork out of the fridge 20 minutes before cooking.
Brush grill with oil, and heat on high until smoking.
Shake off excess marinade from pork chops (but don't wipe dry).
Turn down grill heat slightly. Place pork chops on grill and cook the first side for 4 minutes, until it is nicely charred. Turn and cook the other side for 3 minutes. Turn the pork chops on their side to briefly sear the sides.