By Brian J. Lowney.
While many things continue to evolve throughout the world, there are a few constants that remain the same: people have to eat and most folks appreciate a good meal.
For several years, Swansea resident Erin Babbitt, owner of Stony Creek Farm, has raised grass-fed beef on her family farm located near the Warren, Rhode Island town line. “We offer delicious steaks, roasts, and burgers,” Babbitt explains. The farm also offers locally-raised farm fresh chickens and eggs. “We have free local delivery and curbside service,” she adds.
Every Thursday, Babbitt delivers meat and eggs to Pageant Field in Quincy from 1-2 p.m. The curbside-pickup there must be pre-ordered and pre-paid. “I only bring what is preordered,” the busy entrepreneur shares, adding that she plans to offer this convenient service at least for the next several weeks. www.facebook.com/quincyfarmersmarket
According to Babbitt, Black Hat Brew Works in Bridgewater continues to host “a mini-market,” Friday, 3 to 7 p.m., Sat. and Sun., noon-5 p.m. where you can also purchase her products. www.facebook.com/BlackHatBrewWorks
Starting Sundays, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., an outdoor market at the Stony Creek Farm will offer meats, chicken, eggs, locally-produced honey, goat’s milk soap, fresh cheeses, and an assortment of fresh breads created by an artisan baker. In addition, the farm offers a retail shop at the Swansea farm that is open daily, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
“The demand is crazy for beef right now,” Babbitt emphasizes. “We are trying to keep it fresh, keep it local, and trying to support other local farmers. Our business has tripled in size and we appreciate all these new customers.”
How should you prepare her beef? Erin Babbitt recommends this recipe: Ree Drummond’s slow-cooker drip beef sandwiches
Since restrictions and allowances are changing frequently, please check directly with businesses for updates before visiting.
For more information about Stony Creek Farm or to place an order, call (401) 465-4832.