November 12, 2017

Well hello there fancy friends, or "kiaora" as our mates from New Zealand might say.  We dropped in on a family farm in Clermont, FL this weekend and wanted to share what we found.  

Mountain Trail Farm is a multi-species farm that raises happy hens (laying healthy eggs), goats, and Kunekune pigs.  The Kunekune (pron. "cooney cooney") pig is a breed that has been developed by Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand.  I...

October 24, 2017

Hinckley's Fancy Meats recently had it's inaugural Trunk Show at Chef Matt's alma mater, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami, FL.  Here's a quick recap in case you missed it:

We made several dishes that went right onto Michael's happy hour and dinner menu.  And we loaded up our Yeti with fancy meats to sell.  We brought:

Pumpkin Spiced Bacon

Grass Fed Sirloin Steaks

Mexican Chorizo

Wild Boar Breakfast Sausage

Grass Fed Baco...

October 16, 2017

It's time....  The Holiday Box is now ready.  And you'll want to order ahead of time.

Our Florida Hams are a slow food.  We don't use any tricks like brine pumps or liquid smoke to speed things up.  They spend about 10 days in a brine that we make using Celtic sea salt and Florida Crystals brown sugar.  We then allow them to air dry and form a pellicle (a thin skin that smoke will stick to).  Once the pellicle has formed w...

September 22, 2017

Wild boar were brought to the United States in the 16th century by the Spanish, and have been here since.  In Florida, as in all States, they are troublemakers.  Wild boar cause innumerable problems to fragile ecosystems and property.  They have been known to root up and eat crops.  They damage pasture grasses and will dig up sod and pasture to eat the tender roots underneath.  They will break fences, dig up irr...

September 19, 2017

We're excited to announce that all of the infrastructure exists for us to comfortably put into place our farm-to-doorstep shipping platform!  Pick out a fancy meat box and wait patiently at your door.  Thanks for following along!
 

We are now taking orders for a September 29th, 2017 ship date!

We've placed orders for a Mashona-Angus breed of cow from Tracy Lee Farms in Hawthorne, FL (near Gainesville).  Tracy raises her cat...

September 1, 2017

Chef Matt's relationship with Jim Wood of Palmetto Creek Farms dates many years.  He's ordered Jim's pork for Michael's Genuine Food & Drink and Harry's Pizzeria under the Genuine Hospitality Group umbrella.  He brought Jim's pork into The Hoxton and Box Park.  He's even served it at his wedding.  Jim is the farmer that Matt referenced in his Kickstarter video who offered to take his chefs fishing and put them up for the night...