Local meat masters Crabill’s Butchery brings us another outstanding product. Their Riverview Brand Cloth Bologna is the real deal. You can buy it by the pound, $3.99 or get your own Bologna Stick for $6.25. We are also showcasing local Goats Milk Soap from Star Tannery in Shenandoah County. Baron Faust with Fossil Rock Farm provides an astonishing assortment of flavors and scents. Sure does make the beer aisle smell fresh!
What does all this have to do with BBQ, you ask? Not much…and Everything. Barbecue is about bringing the community together, communicating with our neighbors, breaking bread together, and generally providing an atmosphere of support. Come sit at the Wagon Wheel table, meet a new friend, and learn about all the exciting products that your talented friends and neighbors produce!
Local Hot Sauce from right here in the Shenandoah Valley
Introducing a tasty hot sauce from Clark & Hopkins. The Chesapeake Bay is not very spicy and finishes well on the back of your tongue. We like it on egg sandwiches, hamburgers, french fries, pretty much anything you want to add a little zip too…..and I have a sample bottle of “Kerala” on my desk, which promises a lot more heat! Brandon and Don and really fun folks who have put their heart and soul into this business. Come support a Virginia Company with ties to Richmond and the Shenandoah Valley. A few more nuggets of knowledge about Chef Brandon and Don:
Clark and Hopkins hot sauce brings flavors from across the globe right to your kitchen table. It all started on the tennis court, when Chef Brandon Clark was challenged by a tennis buddy of Indian descent, to create a hot sauce using the tastes of the Malabar Coast, a region rich in indigenous spicecraft that somehow lacked its own version of hot sauce. The result was so outstanding that Brandon’s tennis buddy Brijesh exclaimed, “This tastes like home!”
Brandon went on to experiment with flavors from Thailand, Laos, Mexico, Maine and further afield, in search of interesting new combinations. Over the years, with the help of tennis pal Don Hopkins and friends Mike and Kristin O’Connor, he refined the flavor, heat, and taste of these blends. Then in 2016, Clark and Hopkins was born.
The dynamic Duo right here in our Market!!
Brandon went on to experiment with flavors from Thailand, Laos, Mexico, Maine and further afield, in search of
interesting new combinations. Over the years, with the help of tennis pal Don Hopkins and friends Mike and Kristin O’Connor, he refined the flavor, heat, and taste of these blends. Then in 2016, Clark and Hopkins was born.
Mark your calendars….Saturday March 18, 2017 from 2-4 Elsa and Olaf will be at Shaffer’s BBQ & Market! Come visit. Take Pictures! Eat BBQ! Pics and visit are free……though we do encourage you do come hungry! Weather permitting the event will be outside under out picnic shelter and we will have a beer tasting from Three Notch’d Brewery inside, just to make the Frozen sing-a-long that much more fun…..we will also have ribs, pork bbq, beef brisket, cajun chix, nuggets, and hot dogs for sale….and homemade pecan pie, chocolate chips cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, and THREE NOTCH’D BEER from Charlottesville.
We have teamed up with Rick’s Roasters from Fredericksburg to create our own unique coffees! Sean Ricks is a fellow Navy Vet and he and his wife Keely make some sweet coffee combos. Smokin Beans is available daily at our Market by the cup or the Gallon! The Drunken Pig is our signature Cold Brew coffee and is tastes exactly like it sounds. Cold Brews available by the cup or gallon, too!
We are also selling each coffee by the bag, 1.5oz and 1/2 pound. The larger bags come pre-ground or whole bean. Smokin Beans goes great with….you guessed it, Barbecue. So on those mornings where you need BBQ for breakfast, this is your coffee…..don’t want hot meat that early? Smokin Beans is still a great brew to enjoy with donuts, biscuits & gravy, and egg sandwiches too!
February in the Shenandoah Valley usually translates to the dreaded “wintry mix”…..but not this year! February brings Carnivale Season straight from the Crescent City. Julie’s brother, David, an accomplished New Orleans chef will visit with us on Saturday February 18 while providing a FREE CREOLE COOKING DEMONSTRATION.
Learn how to make a Roux that’ll stick to your insides…and a seafood stock that serves as the foundation of many a French Quarter dish. David will share insights and techniques from his 40+ years in the kitchen while also preparing Gumbo, Etouffee, Jambalaya, and other Creole delights FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC.
Chef Oscar will be baking King Cakes all month in February to help you celebrate Mardi Gras in traditional NOLA fashion. Each King Cake is $19.99 and comes with a Mardi Gras baby for you to hide inside this tasty, made-from-scratch dessert. Please order ahead….540.508.4274
Shaffer’s BBQ & Market is excited to welcome Bubbles Snarr from Cross Keys Vineyard to our Market on Friday, February 10 from 4-6. (***Men this is your chance to impress your Valentine***)
She will bring a variety of wines from Cross Keys’ cellar to share, including their award-winning Joy Red and Joy White. Everyone will also be able to taste the Cab, Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Meritage, & Chardonnay.
Additionally, Cross Keys offers Strawberry, Blueberry, Apple, Peach wines…..perfect for a sweet-little-somethin-somethin after supper. You can taste them all and pick our your favorite for that special Valentine!
Shaffer’s BBQ & Market will also offer a small variety finger foods and BBQ to complement the tastings, including Chef Oscars homemade Pepper Jelly. And we believe the Cross Keys Petit Verdot is the perfect match to our Pork BBQ and our Ribs….stop by and let us know what you think.
To find our more about Cross Keys Vineyard and their wines, click here: Cross Keys
Our first Holiday Season in business was a booming success! Thank you to each and every one of you that supported us, we appreciate your business.
2017 brings new opportunities to expand our Market with local products, while continuing to serve taste-bud-tingling Barbecue. We have added wine from a local Shenandoah Valley favorite, Cross Keys Vineyard, to include their award-winning Joy Red and Joy White. We also carry their line of Fruit and Port Wines and other red and white selections.
Pasture-Raised eggs have made their debut and we will continue to expand our offerings of fresh, local, healthy products, like Apple Butter for instance. We have sugar free and fully leaded (sugar) jars in large and small from Mackintosh Farms and from the Stephen’s City Lions Club. When they’re gone they’re gone, so…..
We are also working on details for a Spring/Summer Farmers’ Market here on the property, we have a line on hyper-local honey, homemade dog treats, and many more fun products…..if you have an idea or better yet a unique local product, please bring me a sample!