Monday, October 01, 2007


Lancaster Farm-Fresh Coop of Quarryville, Pennsylvania, which has been supplying the Coop with homegrown spuds and other fresh produce for the past three years, is now bringing us lean ground bison and delicious bison dinner sausage. This free-range, grass-finished local buffalo will be replacing the Canadian ground buffalo now sold in the refrigerated meat case (we'll continue to carry the buffalo rib-eye steak).

The new bison is being sold from the frozen display case in Aisle Three; we're negotiating with the Pennsylvania farmers to get it to us fresh.

Grill, broil, or pan-fry the sausages and serve with mashed potatoes and onion gravy for a Yankee take on the traditional Brit meal of "bangers and mash."

2 medium yellow onions, peeled & sliced from root to stem
1 tblsp butter
1 tsp paprika
1 tblsp flour
1 cup beef or chicken stock
Salt & freshly ground pepper

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat; add onions and slowly saute until limp and beginning to color, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with paprika, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle flour over wilted onions, stirring, and cook until the raw flour scent dissipates. Slowly stir in stock, making sure lumps of flour dissolve into a smooth sauce, and simmer until the texture thickens into gravy.

Serves 1-2.

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