The Meating Place joins Pastaworks on Hawthorne
Pastaworks is excited to announce that starting Tuesday, June 17th, The Meating Place will be setting up shop at what has been the Pastaworks meat counter.
The Meating Place is a full-service butcher and meat shop with, until now, one location on Cornelius Pass Road in Hillsboro. From 1974 - 1998 owner Steve Crossley and his staff were known for their jerky, sausage, smoked salmon and wild game processing. In 1993, 15-year-old Casey Miller was hired as a part-time clean-up kid, and when The Meating Place closed in 1998, Casey went on to manage other meat markets. In 2013, Casey was able to purchase The Meating Place and reopen.
The Meating Place again became the neighborhood butcher shop of choice on the west side, offering top quality local meat, cut by trained butchers with the ability to answer any and all meat inquiries. The Meating Place is dedicated to supporting local farmers focusing on proteins from Eat Oregon First (including Laney Family Farms and Payne Family Farms), Carlton Farms, Cattail Creek Farms, and Painted Hills. Meat cases are filled with house made smoked sausages, dry-aged steaks and charcuterie. The Meating Place also provides mobile slaughter and wild game processing from their Hillsboro location. Pastaworks will continue to offer their current selection of cured and cooked items, including both domestic and European prosciuttos, salumi and deli meats.
Pastaworks and The Meating Place East is the perfect marriage of two family run businesses' shared philosophy that sustainable, locally grown food is important for our community and your dinner table.
Come by soon and meet David Quinn, the general manager of The Meating Place East. He will be the face most often behind the meat counter, and is a very knowledgable guy when it comes to meat!
Eat Oregon First
We started working with Eat Oregon First in early 2010, when Scot Laney from The Basque Ranch contacted us about the possibility of using triticale flour to make pasta.
Since then, the program has expanded by combining their own Basque Ranch and Basque Fleet products with those of partner farms and ranches.
Eat Oregon First offers a wide array of Oregon crafted food including beef, poultry, pork, seafood, grains, flour, orchard crops and fruits, honey and produce.
All Eat Oregon First foods are delivered fresh to us (and thus you) from the field or ocean within hours of harvest via their direct express distribution system.
The Hawthorne and Mississippi stores offer beef from Eat Oregon First's own breed of cattle, Cascade Reds.
Kiyokawa Family Orchard Apples and Pears
Hood River Valley's Finest Fruit Since 1911
Kiyokawa Family Orchards has been growing the finest produce available since 1911. The fertile soils found at the base of Mt. Hood and rarified, glacier-fed water sources create a unique growing environment that allows Kiyokawa Farms to offer over 80 distinct varieties of apples, pears, and Asian pears.
The Kiyokawa family takes great pride in promoting local and sustainably grown produce and in utilizing a farm management system that incorporates the best management practices.
Pastaworks is pleased to offer Kiyokawa apples and pears at the Hawthorne and Mississippi locations.
Beginning with the soon to arrive Spring season, Pastaworks is pleased to feature produce from Viridian Farms.
Owned by Leslie and Manuel Recio, Viridian Farms is located on Grand Island, Oregon -- an inland river island encircled by the Willamette river and Lambert slough. The fertile land has been farmed for generations, and was originally homesteaded by the Rockhill family in the late 1800s.
Unconventional in their approach to row crop farming, Leslie and Manuel draw on their cultural backgrounds, travel experiences, and most importantly, their food experiences to guide their crop selections. The culinary origin of the over 100 unique herbs, edible flowers, fruits, and vegetables they grow are primarily comprised of varieties that are typical of the cuisines of France, Italy, and Spain — with a notable emphasis on Basque ingredients.
Affirming the area's food-shed traditions, Viridian Farms also grow several heirloom and Pacific Northwest crops including berries and orchard fruits.
Watch for weekly updates on what's in season, and a recipe or two highlighting Viridian Farms wonderful produce. Also look for new dishes at Evoe featuring Viridian Farms produce.