This is our dear friend Katy Harjes of Willow Spring Ranch in Springhill, just outside of Bozeman. She and her husband Rich raise organic lamb and supply many home kitchens and local restaurants with some of the most tender and flavorful lamb I've ever tasted, and organic to boot. Our family usually gets a whole lamb every year, my girls love the "lollipops" (portioned rack of lamb.) One year I brought a lamb in my suitcase (frozen wrapped cuts of course) back East to Christmas with my family. Airport security didn't bat an eye- it is Montana you know. I heard them go "elk, venison, antelope...nope, lamb." My family back East was quite pleased it made it through.
Katy has saved her wool from the many February shearings (which are a community affair, and so much fun) and this year she has been experimenting with making felted rugs. And oh my gosh, they are gorgeous! Everything Katy does is gorgeous, so we weren't surprised when she brought them by the studio for the November market. Here are some pictures of some more recent ones that we'll add to the collection at the shop. You can see them all, and Katy too, tomorrow at our event. We're sure you'll want to take one home. We do!
Some incredible new jam flavors from Rachel Saunders just in time for gift giving or for your holiday menus. Aprium jam with lemon and kirsch, tomato with nectarine, and two other flavors as well...perfect on everything from toast, cheeses to meats, a dollop on a bowl of yogurt or ice cream, or just right out of the jar for that matter!
We just received gorgeous citrus from Placer County California, at the base of the Sierra Nevada. Satsumas, clementines, navel oranges, and an heirloom grapefruit variety. All unsprayed and grown on an orchard run on solar power. Nothing could be better this time of year- for gift giving, or for yourself to devour as we have been today in the shop. Come Thursday night to sample and to put in an order to be shipped directly from the orchard to you or to your lucky gift recipient.
Clockwise from left: e +a collective placemats. Reclaimed walnut charceuterie boards. Horn serving sets. Bone knife set. Bakelite fork set. Antique silver candleholders. Handblown stemless wine glasses. Silver coaster set. Linen and chambray napkin sets. Judy Jackson oblong ceramic ramekin set. White handblown votives. Last but not least, e + a collective linen table runner- hand block printed and hand stitched.