Published DateTo the editor,
In these very stressful economic and political times I have recently found the need to try and find a brief ray of sunshine to recharge my batteries. Believe it or not I stumbled over this much needed oasis at the Tyler Street Market in Laconia.
Several months ago our family had lost the matriarch of our clutch at the grand age of 97. Spending most of my childhood summers in the North Country on the grandparent's farm had taught me many life lessons and skills that would bolster me later on in life. As part of this dear sweet woman's legacy, she had left behind a book of all her recipes and food preservation techniques for the next generations to carry on. I can remember coming down for breakfast to the smell of homemade country sausage sizzling in the pan. This has been locked in my childhood memories ever since. Considering this tablet a pearl not to be thrown back into the ocean, I vowed to bring back some of these treasured and near extinct concoctions. But how and where to begin?
On a quest for some standard cuts of meat one day, a friend recommended the Tyler Street Market. A great little shop run by the Davis family. While there on a cold January Saturday picking up some hamburg and a couple of steaks, I happened to mention my dream to the owner Randy. He immediately jumped at the chance to help me in my journey of resurrection. Randy helped build a list of products and schedules of things that would need to be done. An order was placed for the proper cuts of meats required and within a week my kitchen was turned into my very own memory mill. The prep work was done to the letter and as the first sample was lift from the pan and tested by all in attendance, there were nothing but smiles of contentment all around. Under Randy's tutelage the batch was spot on.
The Davis family really cares about the products they produce. The meat is fresh and they will custom cut to order and the prices are quite reasonable. In an economy like this it is very important to shop locally to support local business. So I would strongly suggest a trip to the Tyler Street Market to satisfy all your carnivorous urges.
To Randy and his crew, it cannot be said enough: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. . . for bringing back the good olde days.