Hey everyone! So we have been super busy getting the truck ready to hit the road, but I wanted to take a minute to share with you somethign that the Big Wheel team particiapted in recently, and we hope to again next year too!
About a month ago, a local 4-H and FFA club from Christmas, Florida came out to our Audubon Park Community Market, looking for buyers for the livestock they had raised for the last year. These were middle school and high school kids who were determined to raise these animals for 12 consecutive months and bring them to the Central Florida Fair and auction them off for the best price. The official awards aside, they were in competition with each other, raising the hogs to the specifications of the pork industry (which, well, we blatantly disagree with, but it is what it is). A young guy, named Colton, came out and talked to me for a good 20 minutes that night, about his hog Muzzleloader, who he was hoping would get to be 250 lbs. plus! Turns out, I needed a hog for teh upcoming pig roast we are going to do for our Kickstarter Opening party for the Big Wheel Food Truck. Well, I thought it was awesome that these kids took care of these animals and did such a great job, so this last weekend, Tim and I headed to the fair to get us some pork!
We first got to the fair, and ran into Colton and the rest of his gang from the Camo-N-Critters 4-H Club. He was pretty stoked we were there, but he said that another lady had her eye on his pig (which placed 4th place in it’s category!). Well, sounded like a bidding war was going to ensue, and certainly enough, it did. All in all, Big Wheel Provisions purchased two hogs that night from these kids, both Colton’s and another raised by a whole 4-H Chapter in Orange County, and we can’t wait to get the product back from the processing facility where they will take care of slaughter. Believe it or not, Colton and his family are going to attend our opening party, so he can meet a bunch of people who appreciate his hard work other than me!
Next year, we hope to gather a bunch of local chefs who wouldn’t mind supporting youth farming and the local food scene, and who don’t mind having some fun at the fair! Wanna join us?
It’s true. We bought a food truck. And we are gonna rock Orlando with it.
Think that’s cool? Wanna help contribute? Check out our kickstarter page, the link is at the end of the video, and consider donating to our cause! Entrance into our opening party with donations over $20, and some other sweet rewards for other amounts! Check it out, and hope to see you soon downtown at the Big Wheel Mobile Food Truck!
Hey! Wanna see what the Monday night Farmer’s Market at Audubon Park is like? Wanna see how you can also buy great local products to cook and eat at your home? Well, check out this video and see what you are missing by not coming out to the Audubon Park Market at Stardust Coffee and Video! We are there Monday nights from 6-10 pm, and we have some awesome friends and vendor neighbors who are there also selling their wares and goods. Check us out, and check them out while you are there!
Hey Everyone, this holiday season, take a look at what you are eating and feeding your family. Hopefully, your diet is full of Big Wheel’s provisions and goodies! At Big Wheel, we can name all the ingredients we put into our food because we make it all by hand! So come out to the market, or order a basket online, and think about making a resolution to eat more whole foods in 2010. See you soon at the market!
Hey Everyone! Sorry it has been so long since our last post, we have been super busy. In our latest adventure, we head out to the farms of Winter Park Dairy, and talk with David Green, farmer and head cheese master at the farm. The video is a little long, but we just had to show everyone the splendor of the micro-dairy, and all the facilities and land they have. We love their product, and you can see why! Hope you enjoy, and keep your eyes peeled for new products at Big Wheel featuring Winter Park Dairy’s Cheeses!!
Music by The Six Parts Seven.
(Hola la Mamá de Ian, Arrepentido no hay más aquí en español. Trabajaremos en eso.)
We wanted to introduce you to Dale Volkert, the owner and farmer who runs Lake Meadow Naturals Farms, in Ocoee, Florida, where Big Wheel get our eggs. We hope you like seeing the amazingness of this place! We will have Dale’s eggs at the Audubon Park Farmer’s Market at Stardust Coffee in Orlando on Wednesday nights, so come get some! Lake Meadow Naturals Farm from Big Wheel Provisions on Vimeo. Special thanks to Dreamery Films. Music by Six Parts Seven.
So, this is a quick parody that we shot dealing with the increased risk of salmonella that occurs when you raise commodity chickens. That risk is also raised when you process the chickens, as the pool used to chill the birds after de-feathering them is filled with water that gets used over and over and over. Think about what that water looks like. Ew.
Hope you like our video, and we will see you soon, maybe at a new Farmer’s Market Stand? :^)