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    Post #1 - January 5th, 2007, 11:00 am
    Post #1 - January 5th, 2007, 11:00 am Post #1 - January 5th, 2007, 11:00 am
    I just received this email from the Wettsteins

    Hello and Happy New Year !

    We hope to be at the Buzz Cafe courtyard on Saturday, January 13 at 12:30 to 3:00.

    We will be bringing Beef, Pork, 1/2 Turkeys and Chicken Breasts, Chicken wings and Eggs. Feel free to contact us for preorders. Phone 309-376-7291 or e-mail us. dennis@wettsteinorganicfarm.com


    I highly recommend them. All the meats I've had have been excellent and their eggs will bring tears to your eyes--in a good way. :)

    For you non-Oak Parkers, the Buzz Cafe is at 905 S. Lombard. There's a blue line stop just steps away, or it's just a 1/4 mile from the Austin Ave. exit on the Eisenhower.
    Last edited by Ann Fisher on March 12th, 2010, 1:32 pm, edited 8 times in total.
  • Post #2 - January 5th, 2007, 12:21 pm
    Post #2 - January 5th, 2007, 12:21 pm Post #2 - January 5th, 2007, 12:21 pm
    Thank you, Ann.

    We've never bought from Wettsteins, but with Farmer Vicki in hibernation, we were looking for a source of eggs. See you at the Buzz.

    Hammond
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #3 - January 6th, 2007, 8:06 pm
    Post #3 - January 6th, 2007, 8:06 pm Post #3 - January 6th, 2007, 8:06 pm
    They emailed me the price sheet.
    Wettstein Organic Farm
    Dennis & Emily Wettstein
    2100 U.S. Highway 150 fax 309-376-7291
    Carlock, IL 61725
    309-376-7291 Date: _____________
    Beef (All prices are per pound)

    5.00 Ground Beef 6.00 Beef Patties 7.00 Chuck Roasts
    7.00 Arm Roast 7.00 Sirloin Tip Roast 7.00 Rolled Rump Roast
    16.00 Rib-eye Steak 15.00 T-bone Steak 18.00 NY Strip Steak
    28.00 Filet Mignon 18.00 Porterhouse Steak 5.25 Cube Steak
    6.00 Round Steak 12.00 Sirloin Steak 6.00 Swiss Steak
    8.00 Flank Steak 7.00 Skirt Steak 5.50 Short Ribs 7.00 Brisket 6.50 Stir Fry 6.50 Kebabs 6.50 Stew Meat
    4.00 Soup Bone 2.50 Tongue or Heart 3.00 Oxtail 3.00 Liver

    Pork
    4.00 Ground Pork 4.50 Pork Patties 4.00 Sausage
    5.00 Sw. Italian Sausage 5.00 Brauts 15.00 Pork Tenderloin
    7.00 Pork Chops 14.00 Butter Fly Chops 6.00 Shoulder Steaks
    6.00 Shoulder Roast 6.00 Baby Back Ribs 4.00 Country Style Ribs
    3.50 Spare Ribs 8.00 Bacon 6.00 Ham
    2.00 Neck Bones 2.00 Pork Hocks

    Lamb
    16.00 Lamb Chops 9.00 Leg of Lamb or Roast
    11.00 Boneless Leg or Roast 9.00 Stew Meat
    8.00 Ground Lamb 9.00 Shoulder Steak

    Chicken
    Chicken Breast $9.00 a pound
    Boneless/Skinless Breast $10.00 a pound
    Chicken Wings $3.00 a pound Backs & Ribs $2.50 a pound

    Larger Quanties - Quarter - Half - Whole

    Please write the number or quantity you desire
    in the blanks.
    1/2 Turkey
    $3.75 /pound carcass weight
    Size 8# - 10# _________________________
    Lamb
    $3.25/pound carcass weight
    Half _________ Whole _________
    Pork
    $1.55/pound carcass weight
    Half _________ Whole ___________
    Beef
    $2.40/pound carcass weight for 1/2 beef _______________
    $2.40/pound carcass weight for a split 1/4 of beef ________
    $2.40/pound carcass weight for a front 1/4 of beef ________
    $2.70/pound carcass weight for a hind 1/4 of beef ___

    _
  • Post #4 - January 6th, 2007, 8:31 pm
    Post #4 - January 6th, 2007, 8:31 pm Post #4 - January 6th, 2007, 8:31 pm
    Is this fresh meat or frozen?
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #5 - January 6th, 2007, 10:15 pm
    Post #5 - January 6th, 2007, 10:15 pm Post #5 - January 6th, 2007, 10:15 pm
    Ann Fisher wrote:They emailed me the price sheet.



    Thanks, Ann. I called, and the nice lady I spoke with seemed hesitant to email ("not so sharp on the computer," she said), and the fax wasn't working, so this list is handy. Really appreciate it,

    Hammond
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #6 - January 7th, 2007, 7:37 am
    Post #6 - January 7th, 2007, 7:37 am Post #6 - January 7th, 2007, 7:37 am
    Steve
    The meats are generally frozen, although at the end of the farmers' market season they were bringing fresh turkeys.
    Note the particulary good prices on organ meats. Although they don't mention them in the price list, at the Oak Park Farmers' Market they generally had frozen chicken hearts and gizzards as well at good prices. I'm also sorry to see that apparently they aren't planning to bring any whole chickens. I roasted a couple of their chickens for a family dinner in the U.P. that would make it on my 10-best list for the year. But everything I've tried has been excellent.
  • Post #7 - January 7th, 2007, 8:19 am
    Post #7 - January 7th, 2007, 8:19 am Post #7 - January 7th, 2007, 8:19 am
    stevez wrote:Is this fresh meat or frozen?

    Steve,

    You've had the Wettstein's pork, they are the producers we met with Joel Smith in Evanston, I remember you buying pork as did I. Wettstein also supplied the meat for the Honey 1 comparative tasting segment of the BBQ Tour I did last summer for Slow Food.

    I thought Wettstein's pork quite good and may head up to Oak Park for pork and to try some of their other products.

    Enjoy,
    Gary
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #8 - January 7th, 2007, 9:11 am
    Post #8 - January 7th, 2007, 9:11 am Post #8 - January 7th, 2007, 9:11 am
    Yes, I remember that pork. It was pretty good tasting, if not oddly butchered. I remember the sausage as being quite good. I wish they sold the meat fresh, though. As you know, I'm not a big fan of frozen meat.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #9 - January 29th, 2007, 9:17 pm
    Post #9 - January 29th, 2007, 9:17 pm Post #9 - January 29th, 2007, 9:17 pm
    They're back. For those of you hoping for backs for chicken stock (Hi Ed), here you go.

    Howdy,

    We hope to be at the Buzz Cafe courtyard on Saturday, February 10th at 1:00 to 3:00.

    We will be bringing a good supply of Beef, Pork, and Eggs.

    Some Chicken, breasts, wings and back/ribs.

    Some Lamb

    See you there. Phone 309-376-7291 or e-mail for pre-order. dennis@wettsteinorganicfarm.com

    Thanks for your support,
    Dennis and Emily
    Last edited by Ann Fisher on November 12th, 2008, 8:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #10 - January 31st, 2007, 7:55 am
    Post #10 - January 31st, 2007, 7:55 am Post #10 - January 31st, 2007, 7:55 am
    Apologies for constantly replying to my own post, but I roasted myself a Wettstein chicken last weekend (in my freezer since October). This is how good the Wettstein's chickens are: They're so good I'll eat the white meat! Even without brining!
    As I always do with a chicken, I ate the dark meat first, followed by the wings. As I was coming home last night I was trying to figure out what to do with the breast. I'd decided to make a chicken salad of some sort, but then when I pulled it out of the fridge I tore off a hunk of breast and tasted it. Fabulous! I couldn't believe it. There I was, voluntarily eating chicken breast. Slightly overcooked chicken breast, in fact, since I roast with an eye to the doneness of the dark meat. That's a mighty good chicken, folks.
  • Post #11 - January 31st, 2007, 8:12 am
    Post #11 - January 31st, 2007, 8:12 am Post #11 - January 31st, 2007, 8:12 am
    Ann, no need to apologize! I really appreciate you posting this stuff. :)

    Just to add a couple of things. First, if anyone has ever got the eggs from Henry's Farm at the Evanston's Farmer's Market, well those are actually the Wettstein's eggs. Second, as great as their stuff is, even greater is their farm itself. There are always opportunities to visit through organziations like Seventh Generation Ahead. Keep on the look out and get yourself down there one of these days.
    Think Yiddish, Dress British - Advice of Evil Ronnie to me.
  • Post #12 - February 8th, 2007, 8:51 pm
    Post #12 - February 8th, 2007, 8:51 pm Post #12 - February 8th, 2007, 8:51 pm
    Just got an email reminder with the list of what they're bringing
    Eggs , 1/2 Turkeys and
    Beef

    Ground Beef
    Beef Patties
    Chuck Roasts
    Arm Roast
    Sirloin Tip Roast
    Rolled Rump Roast
    Rib-eye Steak
    T-bone Steak
    NY Strip Steak
    Filet Mignon
    Cube Steak
    Round Steak
    Sirloin Steak
    Swiss Steak
    Flank Steak
    Skirt Steak
    Short Ribs
    Stir Fry
    Stew Meat
    Soup Bone
    Tongue or Heart
    Oxtail
    Liver

    Pork
    Ground Pork
    Pork Patties
    Sausage
    Sw. Italian Sausage
    Brauts
    Pork Tenderloin
    Pork Chops
    Shoulder Steaks
    Shoulder Roast
    Country Style Ribs
    Spare Ribs
    Bacon

    Lamb
    Lamb Chops
    Leg of Lamb or Roast
    Boneless Leg or Roast
    Stew Meat
    Ground Lamb


    Boneless/Skinless Breast
    Chicken Wings
    Backs & Ribs

    I made a stew with their stew beef yesterday. Terrific. One warning. Last time, though they said 1:00, it was actually half an hour later before they made it to the Buzz. So if you're there at 1 and they're not, be patient.
  • Post #13 - March 3rd, 2007, 10:51 am
    Post #13 - March 3rd, 2007, 10:51 am Post #13 - March 3rd, 2007, 10:51 am
    email from the Wettsteins.

    Hello,

    We hope to be at the Buzz Cafe on Saturday, March the 10th at 1:00 to 3:00.

    We will be bringing: Beef, Pork, Lamb and Eggs.

    I can do any pre-orders if you would like. Please e-mail or phone 309-376--7291.


    My current recommendation is their smoked ham hock. At $2 per pound, it's practically as cheap as the ones in the grocery stores, with about three times the meat and ten times the flavor. I got at least two cups of lovely meat off the last one.
  • Post #14 - April 10th, 2007, 5:06 am
    Post #14 - April 10th, 2007, 5:06 am Post #14 - April 10th, 2007, 5:06 am
    Hello,
    Hope you are enjoying Spring!!
    We hope to be at Oak Park, Saturday, April 14 at !:00 - 3:00.
    We will be bringing some Beef, a good selection of Pork and Lamb also some Eggs.
    Please send us a preorder if you would like.
    Hope to see you there!

    Also if you would be needing any Tupperware please go to my website at
    www.my.tupperware.com/emilywettstein
    and place an order. There are some good specials for April.

    Thanks,
    Emily
  • Post #15 - May 5th, 2007, 11:52 am
    Post #15 - May 5th, 2007, 11:52 am Post #15 - May 5th, 2007, 11:52 am
    Hello,
    We hopefully will be coming to the Buzz Cafe on Saturday, May 12th @ 1:00 - 3:30
    We will have Chicken, Pork, Lamb, Eggs and some Beef. Feel free to preorder.
    Thanks, Emily



    Their eggs, always excellent, should be getting only better now that spring is here.

    And if the incredible taste advantage you get by buying from a local organic grower isn't enough, think again about this.
  • Post #16 - January 7th, 2008, 1:31 pm
    Post #16 - January 7th, 2008, 1:31 pm Post #16 - January 7th, 2008, 1:31 pm
    First visit in 2008

    Happy New Year Everyone,

    We are hoping to be at the Buzz Cafe on Saturday, January the 12th from 1:00 - 3:00. We will be bringing up Eggs, Beef, Chicken, and a smaller selection of Lamb (mostly legs or roasts) and some pork (chops, sweet italian sausage). Please feel free to call ahead and preorder. Thanks for the wonderful 2007 year. Denny really enjoys the positive support you all have given him. Hope to see you there.

    Thanks, Emily


    Phone 309-376-7291 or e-mail for pre-order. dennis@wettsteinorganicfarm.com
    Last edited by Ann Fisher on November 12th, 2008, 8:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #17 - January 7th, 2008, 8:38 pm
    Post #17 - January 7th, 2008, 8:38 pm Post #17 - January 7th, 2008, 8:38 pm
    From an email I got this evening from Wettstein's:

    Here is our price list. I am out of some things. Only some lamb roast or legs left this month. The pork I have some chops and sweet italian sausage. Also out of chicken thighs. Thanks Emily

    Whole Chicken $3.50 a pound

    Chicken Breast $9.00 a pound

    Boneless/Skinless Breast $10.00 a pound

    Chicken Legs $4.00 a pound

    Chicken Thighs $4.00 a pound

    Chicken Wings $3.00 a pound

    Backs & Ribs $2.50 a pound

    Hearts or Gizzards $2.00 a pound

    Beef

    5.00 Ground Beef

    6.00 Beef Patties

    7.00 Chuck Roast

    7.00 Arm Roast

    8.00 Sirloin Tip Roast

    8.00 Rolled Rump Roast

    16.00 Rib-eye Steak

    15.00 T-bone Steak

    18.00 NY Strip Steak

    28.00 Filet Mignon

    6.00 Cube Steak

    6.00 Round Steak

    12.00 Sirloin Steak

    6.00 Swiss Steak

    8.00 Flank Steak

    5.50 Short Ribs

    8.00 Skirt Steak

    7.00 Brisket

    6.50 Stir Fry

    6.50 Kebabs

    6.50 Stew Meat

    4.00 Soup Bone

    2.50 Tongue or Heart

    3.00 Oxtail

    3.00 Liver

    Lamb

    16.00 Lamb Chops

    9.00 Leg or Lamb or Roast

    11.00 Boneless Leg or Roast

    9.00 Stew Meat

    8.00 Ground Lamb

    9.00 Shoulder Steak

    Pork

    4.00 Ground Pork

    4.50 Pork Patties

    4.00 Sausage

    5.00 Sw. Italian Sausage

    5.00 Brauts

    15.00 Pork Tenderloin

    7.00 Pork Chops

    14.00 Butter Fly Chops

    6.00 Shoulder Steaks

    6.00 Shoulder Roast

    6.00 Baby Back Ribs

    4.00 Country Style Ribs

    3.50 Spare Ribs

    8.00 Bacon

    6.00 Ham

    2.00 Neck Bones

    2.00 Pork Hocks

    4.00 Eggs Prices are per Pound 1/07
    “Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV?”
  • Post #18 - February 1st, 2008, 5:28 pm
    Post #18 - February 1st, 2008, 5:28 pm Post #18 - February 1st, 2008, 5:28 pm
    Email about this month's Oak Park delivery.
    We hope to be up to the Buzz on Sat. the 9th of Feb. from 1:00 - 3:00. We will be bringing up Beef, Eggs, Pork, Lamb and a small amount of chicken. Hope to see you there.


    For those of you who live north, I believe the Wettsteins make a stop in Evanston before they come to Oak Park. You might want to contact them and check 309-376-7291 or e-mail dennis@wettsteinorganicfarm.com

    If there's something you know you want, it also makes sense to pre-order. Otherwise just show up and rummage through their coolers.
    Last edited by Ann Fisher on November 12th, 2008, 8:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #19 - February 21st, 2008, 8:55 pm
    Post #19 - February 21st, 2008, 8:55 pm Post #19 - February 21st, 2008, 8:55 pm
    I know I've sung the praises of the Wettstein's ham hocks before, but now let me illustrate. Image

    They're HUGE as indicated by this photo of a Wettstein's hock in a dutch oven with a regular supermarket ham hock for comparison (both still with ice crystals from the freezer--and the supermarket one went right back there) Image

    When I'd finished making my stock, I took off the skin and deboned the meat. It came to three full cups of fabulous porky goodness (actually, it came to more, but three cups worth made the treacherous lift from the pan to the measuring cup without getting "sampled" on the way).
    Image

    Another hour later and I had a great pea soup. For the localvores out there, in addition to the Wettstein's ham hock, I also am still using up a cabbage and a bag of winter keeper onions from the last Oak Park farmers' market. Image
  • Post #20 - March 4th, 2008, 6:54 am
    Post #20 - March 4th, 2008, 6:54 am Post #20 - March 4th, 2008, 6:54 am
    You have another chance to buy one of those ham hocks--and those great eggs as well.

    Hello Everyone,
    We hope to be coming up this Sat. the 8th of March. We will be bringing up Beef, Pork, Lamb and Eggs. We should be there at 1:00 to 3:00.
    Hope to hear from you and see you all there. Thanks, Emily
  • Post #21 - March 4th, 2008, 4:27 pm
    Post #21 - March 4th, 2008, 4:27 pm Post #21 - March 4th, 2008, 4:27 pm
    You're talking about Oak Park correct?
  • Post #22 - March 4th, 2008, 8:13 pm
    Post #22 - March 4th, 2008, 8:13 pm Post #22 - March 4th, 2008, 8:13 pm
    Ann Fisher wrote:You have another chance to buy one of those ham hocks--and those great eggs as well.



    One glimpse of that ham hock and I need no more convincing. Thanks and I'm there.
  • Post #23 - March 4th, 2008, 8:58 pm
    Post #23 - March 4th, 2008, 8:58 pm Post #23 - March 4th, 2008, 8:58 pm
    jmc wrote:You're talking about Oak Park correct?


    Correct. For you non-Oak Parkers, the Buzz Cafe is at 905 S. Lombard. There's a blue line stop just steps away (the Austin stop, but come up at Lombard), or it's just a 1/4 mile from the Austin Ave. exit on the Eisenhower.

    Also very close to GNR winner The Depot American Diner if you're looking for another excuse to be in the neighborhood.

    As always, if there's something in particular you'd like (like a ham hock--they don't always have them) it's smart to call or email in advance with your request. Phone 309-376-7291 e-mail dennis@wettsteinorganicfarm.com

    And don't forget, the world's BEST eggs.


    edited to update with new email address
    Last edited by Ann Fisher on November 10th, 2008, 5:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #24 - April 6th, 2008, 9:33 am
    Post #24 - April 6th, 2008, 9:33 am Post #24 - April 6th, 2008, 9:33 am
    Duck eggs!
    If you want them, you should call 309-376-7291 or email dennis@wettsteinorganicfarm.com

    Email from the Wettsteins.
    Hello everyone,
    We hope to be at the Buzz Cafe on Sat. April 12th @ (note the times) 12:00 - 2:30. We will be bringing up Beef, Pork, Lamb and Eggs. We also can bring up Duck Eggs if any one is interested in them ($8.00 a dozen.). The next time that we will be up, will be to the Market on May 24th and May 31st. We will have chicken in May!!!!!!!!
    Thanks,
    Emily
    Last edited by Ann Fisher on November 12th, 2008, 8:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #25 - November 10th, 2008, 5:26 pm
    Post #25 - November 10th, 2008, 5:26 pm Post #25 - November 10th, 2008, 5:26 pm
    Winter deliveries have begun.

    Hello Everyone,
    We are bringing up the last of the turkeys this weekend. Buzz Cafe Sat., Nov. 15th. from 12:00 - 3:00. We also will have lamb, chicken, some eggs, but not to much beef or pork. Hope all have a nice Thanksgiving!! The next delivery will be Dec. 20. We will have ducks and more turkey that weekend. Thanks, Emily
  • Post #26 - December 11th, 2008, 2:12 pm
    Post #26 - December 11th, 2008, 2:12 pm Post #26 - December 11th, 2008, 2:12 pm
    Hello All,

    Hopefully you are having a wonderful Holiday Season!!

    We now have duck available @ $6.00 a pound.

    The breeds are Welsh Harlequin ( a heirloom breed)
    Runner
    Appleyard ( a heirloom breed)
    Blue Swedish
    They are weighing 3# - 5# mostly they are 3# to 3.5# each.

    Also we have half turkey # 6 - 13#
    and whole turkeys #15 - 26#.

    We hopefully will be bringing up the usual beef, pork, lamb, and whole chicken. See you at the Buzz Cafe on Sat. Dec. 20th from 12:00 - 3:00.
    Thanks, Emily


    They actually set up in the alley behind the Buzz Cafe. The Cafe's address is 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park.
  • Post #27 - January 3rd, 2009, 3:30 pm
    Post #27 - January 3rd, 2009, 3:30 pm Post #27 - January 3rd, 2009, 3:30 pm
    Happy New Year to all,

    We are hoping to come to the Buzz Cafe on Saturday, January 10th from 12:00 - 3:00.

    We will be bringing up Beef, Pork, Lamb, Whole Chickens, Whole Ducks, Whole and 1/2 Turkeys.
    If you would like to preorder that is fine. Otherwise I should have a good selection.
    Thanks for your support.
    Emily
  • Post #28 - February 13th, 2009, 5:01 pm
    Post #28 - February 13th, 2009, 5:01 pm Post #28 - February 13th, 2009, 5:01 pm
    Happy Valentines Day,
    Hope to see you all tomorrow at the Buzz Cafe from 12:00 - 3:00.
    What a wonderful idea to purchase someone a delicious organic New York Steak, T-Bone, Lamb Chop, Pork Chops for Valentines Day and cook them a delicious meal. Yeah Right.
    Thanks, Emily
  • Post #29 - March 3rd, 2009, 3:01 pm
    Post #29 - March 3rd, 2009, 3:01 pm Post #29 - March 3rd, 2009, 3:01 pm
    Hello,
    On March 14th we hope to be at the Buzz Cafe. This is not this Sat., but the following one. Hope all can come.
    We will be having a sale on Lamb Chops @ $10.00 a pound this month.
    Also we are bringing up Beef, Pork, Duck, 1/2 Turkeys and Whole Turkeys.
    Thanks, Emily


    Lamb chops!!
  • Post #30 - April 10th, 2009, 11:33 am
    Post #30 - April 10th, 2009, 11:33 am Post #30 - April 10th, 2009, 11:33 am
    Hello All,
    Hope you are well!
    We hope to be coming up to the Buzz Cafe on Sat., April 11 @ 12:00 - 3:00.

    We are having a SALE on Duck now $4.00 a pound
    Turkey now $2.50 a pound (half or whole)
    Lamb Chops now $10.00 a pound

    The other items that we will be bringing up are Pork, Beef, Lamb, Chicken Back & Ribs, and Eggs. The next time that we will be up will be at the Market on May 23rd. At that time we will have new chicken. Hope to see you next Sat.
    Thanks, Emily


    Those chicken backs and ribs make wonderful wonderful soup and the eggs are getting better and better as spring progresses. That's a mighty fine price on duck and turkeys, too.

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