Regional Access is delighted to add another unique, high quality, beautifully packaged NYS made cheese to our offerings! Made right in the Hudson River Valley from raw local milk. Read more even more about the Destefano family and process here: http://www.hvmag.com/Blogs/The-Accidental-Foodie/March-2011/Artisanal-Cheese-Casa-Del-Caciocavallo/
And don’t forget, it’s in stock and ready to ship!!
Casa Del Caciocavallo was founded by Freddy and Christina Destefano, and officially opened their doors in 2003. The idea for the company came from Maria Destefano (Freddy’s mother) due to the fact that she had been making this particular cheese for over 34 years by hand, using the same recipe. Eventually they wanted to make the cheeses available to every body and opened the company to make this happen.
Caciocavallo is a semi-hard, stretched-curd cheese. It is made from either sheep’s or cow’s milk. It has a milky texture and a flavor like that of mozzarella, but it has a sharpness that is a little stronger than provolone. The curd is melted and pressed into a single mass and is stretched to achieve proper texture, elasticity, and appearance. Once it is pulled it is rolled around the cheese maker’s hand to develop peel-able layers within the ball. The ball is formed into a gourd shape and is cooled. It then rests in a brine and subsequently will be dried, then aged for several months.
May and June promos are here! Click below for the PDF:
RA Promos May and June 2013
We are bringing on some kick ass new beverages, and putting old favorites on sale. The new ones are Putney Mountain Winery’s sparkling fruit juices, P & H Soda syrups, Taste Nirvana Coconut Water, Harney & Sons bottled teas and juice, and our favorite around the office so far: Bruce Cost Unfiltered Ginger Ale. Have you tried all four flavors yet? And we want you to try some British presses’ and Italian sparkling juices at sale prices too. In addition, we’ve got local favorites for the first time (Stonecat Sausage anyone? They are “NFA” over at the cafe, and the juniper sausage is now yours to take home), and a usual assortment of bulk goods, fine imported cheese, a few things for the grill, and LAMB, LAMB, LAMB. Its almost done for the season, surely you have space for one more spring special on your menu? Get it while you can, you won’t regret it. We will talk to you soon!
A week late naturally… But hey, they run until 05/03/13, and another week wait for awesome tortillas, new raw organic bulk trail mixes, the return of Barely Buzzed cheese, an across the board sale on Barry Callebaut 11# blocks, and a few closeout sales on limited edition gelato flavors from Lazy Crazy Acres? Why that’s hardly a wait at all. Here’s the deal: you want a paper copy? Ask you sales rep. You want a super hi res digital copy delivered via Dropbox, Google Drive, flash drive carrying carrier pigeon? Ask your sales rep. You want a low res, just the facts ma’am PDF copy right this second? So do we. Just click the link below and enjoy!
New Products and Promotions, March – April 2013
Thank you for your support and patience .. we are working as fast as we can on so many awesome projects we can hardly stand it. Orwasher’s bread is coming… Fresh made tamales are coming… PRODUCE SEASON is coming. Johanna’s Raw Food is here NOW. And remember, winter only lasts for 6 months tops. SPRING IS COMING!
Daring Drake Farm is a family owned orchard with a flock of free range ducks for egg production. They are lucky to be located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, and right down the road from Regional Access! The orchard is a diverse mix of fruits including apples, pears, quince, plums, cherries, grapes, raspberries, currants and gooseberries. They sell all natural free range duck eggs with no antibiotics by the 1/2 dozen carton. Daring Drake provides crushed oyster shells and a certified organic feed mix from locally grown grains to supplement the ducks foraging for optimum health.
Order by 12pm on Monday for same week fulfillment!
#DD0060 Duck Eggs, Free Range, Daring Drake 6/pk $3.99
Ahh… 2013 is upon us. Lots of new things we are excited about, and a few of them are ready to roll out already. Some new bean types from the 2012 harvest have arrived from Cyuga Pure Organics, and we are rolling out the cheese and yogurt from Hawthorne Valley Farm. There are a smattering of commodities on sale, and the good folks at Whole in the Wall are offering a sale with us for two full months! And get this: if you are a first time Whole in the Wall customer and buy any retail case (chipotle, sun dried tomato, ramp, spinach parmesan , or their vegan pesto)…. we will throw in a case of their best selling original basil FOR FREE. You heard it. Now is the time to buy Whole in the Wall from Regional Access! We are also offering a washed rind Finger Lakes made cheese from Keely’s at sale pricing for the first time ever. Check out the full color 10 page promo sheet below, and always let us know if you are interested in further volume discounts on anything (not just sale items!).
Regional Access Promos for Jan-Feb 2013
Its back! Hallelujah and just in time for the holidays. Give your sales rep a buzz to see what cuts are available this week, and remember many unique and hard to find cuts can be special ordered and custom cut for you at the next slaughter date.
Nistock Farm lambs are raised on pastures in Bath, NY and minimally supplemented with a grain ration based on corn and oats also grown on the farm. The lambs do receive lambhood vaccinations and deworming agents when needed to protect the health of the flock, but they are not given any growth hormones, or fed antibiotics or unnatural feed additives.
Nistock trailer’s their lambs to the processing facility themselves to ensure the safety and comfort of the animals. They use only Grizzly’s in Hunt, NY to process the lambs. They are a fully USDA inspected facility and do a careful, professional job and are a pleasure to work with. Slaughter is accomplished quickly and humanely.
For all of my fellow beef enthusiasts out there, I am truly excited to introduce you to the Adirondack Grazers Coop…this is small scale, natural beef from an impassioned group of farmers dedicated to providing the highest quality 100% grassfed (and grain-finished, if you prefer) beef—all with absolute transparency. These family packs are part introduction, part enticement—stock your freezer for those cold months around the corner—be impressed by the farm and animal bios included in every box—but most of all revel in the superb flavor. I’m thinking: braised shanks, a hearty red and a warm fire…I can make it through winter.
This is beef as it should be…happy eating,
ADK Grazer Coop Initial Offerings
Good Life ginger is harvested fresh and delivered to Regional Access the same day. As a tropical plant grown in the much shorter season of the Northeast, it is a perishable product and is different than the cured ginger we generally find in the store. Young ginger lends a flavor and freshness to dishes that surpasses cured ginger, as well as opening up more opportunities for culinary experimentation. Consider trying it raw- grated into greens and root salads- cooked into vegetable dishes or in tea, ginger beer, glazes, sauces etc. Deliveries start the week of 10/01/12 so email email@example.com reserve some today!
read more about our neighbors at The Good Life Farm after the jump! Continue reading
What a long, strange summer it’s been. All we can do is keep on truckin’ you the food we all love while our neighboring farms continue to swelter and hope for rain. On to the food… new product alert! Check out Tickle Sauce. Our dispatch manager Nick has tested it on everything from Italian takeout to omelettes and declared it, “Better than srichacha!”. High praise indeed. First shipments are happening next week. We are also delighted to now be working directly with 5 Spoke Creamery. That means better availability, and better pricing for you.
August Specials and New Products from Regional Access.pdf
Our Southern Tier neighbors over at Cross Creek Farm have revamped their label, gotten some better looking jars, and even bumped the size from 8oz to 9oz so you get more great tasting food at the same price. The topper? They are on sale for August! $36 a case for a 12ct of both Apple Blueberry Butter, and the original Apple Butter. Both varieties have UNSWEETENED options available. Cross Creek Farm Fruit Butters are handcrafted in Berkshire, NY using only local fruits. They are all made in small batches to ensure the best quality possible. The original recipe for the apple butter was an old family recipe, and consists of chunks of fruit so you enjoy that nice bite of fruit with your butter.