Hey , we missed you!!

Well Hi!

I think this has been our longest stretch ever without a post. We try really hard up until that week of Christmas and then are too busy talking calls, getting orders, making sure we have the orders, planning the work flow, you get the picture, to write. This year we had a combination of the opportunity for a little time off coupled, unfortunately, with both of us getting sick. Good part, we had already scheduled our time off, bad part, not much in the way of fun time off.

However we improve and here I am! Unsurprisingly I made soup this week. Started with the “I can’t cook” rotisserie chicken, made stock. Had a ham bone and convinced my daughter to go get me split peas, yellow this time. So beef stock, chicken stock, ham and split pea soup (ironically no stock involved), Chicken stew and for a grand finale smokey minestrone with tortellini. Food can cure it all. I’ll post recipes tomorrow on our web page.

The staff has been amazing, they work so hard during the holiday season and then they keep on going on. My thanks to them!

Fish tomorrow:

  • Haddock

  • Icelandic Arctic Char

  • Swordfish

  • Alaskan Cod. Frozen at sea

  • Shetland Salmon

  • Ahi Tuna

  • 10/20 Dry Scallops

  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp

Day of the Week

Lunch Special

Soup Special

Dinner Special

Monday

Hot spice rubbed Salmon sandwich on a soft roll.

Clam Chowder

Italian meatloaf

Tuesday

meatball sub

Broccoli Cheddar Ale

Shrimp Scampi

Wednesday

Grilled Ahi tuna steak sandwich

Lobster Bisque

Salmon Cakes with Caper mayo

Thursday

Bahn Mi, Vietnamese chicken sandwich

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp Quesadilla

Friday

Pulled pork sandwich, come early, it sells out!

Fish Chowder

Chef’s choice!

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The Store Worth Walking To

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

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When it was over we went to Macdonalds

Hi Folks-

Thank you so much for your patronage this Christmas season. It was a record year for us, and a thoroughly enjoyable one. The sad thing is that Sharon had to go back to work today and tomorrow, she couldn’t just lie back and rest on her many accomplishments this holiday season. Oh well, the reason Sharon had to work today and that I didn’t is that I’m sick and can’t work right now.

Chelsea offered to drive me today to Urgent Care so I could get some antibiotics and some prednisone for my breathing and we made the trip just as fun as we could. We couldn’t help but notice that McDonalds was just across the street. Chelsea and I are the only two close family members who appreciate McDonalds and we were quick to take advantage of the opportunity. As we waited in Urgent Care we planned our assault on the fast food restaurant. We made all of our selections and then just waited for my x-rays and to be let out of there. We picked up our food and went home to eat it while we watched a few Criminal Minds episodes. Sharon got home just as we finished and she wasn’t a bit jealous of our going out for food. She was just happy to see us, and that’s pretty much the story of our Christmas. Everyone was happy to see everyone. Can’t wait for next year’s holiday season.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • east coast halibut
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Dover Sole
  • Swordfish
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • Pemaquid oysters

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

A few more days…..

Hi Folks-

Well, Sharon didn’t have any serious problems with my post last week, which had made me a bit nervous. She rolled her eyes like “boys will be boys” and even told me the post had been a little cute. Cute is what I strive for so things were cool. She had a good time watching Keb Mo, and as it turns out, Jenn Wells, who worked for us for years, now lives in a small town just outside of Nashville, works in a market deli mush like ours, and sells Keb Mo a muffin and coffee on the numerous days he comes into her store. Both Sharon and Chelsea think Mo is terribly hot, so go, Jenn.

Things are going swimmingly at the market, with us busily taking orders for your holiday meals. Standing rib roasts, sides of Scottish Salmon, lobster tails, stuffed pork roasts, sea scallops and shrimp, all of the stuff that make Christmas dinner a special occasion. And there’s still time to order both beef and most seafood. The absolute deadline to order last minute thoughts is this Sunday at noon.

But most important, here’s the fish coming in tomorrow.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • east coast halibut
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Lemon Sole
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • Beausoleil oysters

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

Still time to order and fun stuff at the market!

Hi Folks-

So we are in the count down here folks. Frankly this feels like Christmas about five years ago when I hadn’t even started shopping yet, as I have not this year. Oh well, it always seems to work out okay and I have noticed as our family grows older that the focus on “things” has really diminished. Food, family and conviviality is much more our thing anyway.

Tried to, half seriously, talk Chelsea into a table top tree this year. Hah, the Christmas maven wasn’t putting up with that. I was talking with a customer who also has a grown daughter with strong opinions about yuletide decorations. She and her daughter are both younger than Chelsea and I, but we shared a smile wondering just how old you have to be to do exactly what you want with your tree.

There is still time to order a variety of great stuff from us, most cut offs are the 19th. If you have any questions the list can be found here Holiday ordering with pricing. Not listed on there is all the cool stuff we have at the market for small food related gifts; fancy salts, great coffee, a plethora of really tasty chocolate, wine, meal seasonings, so much, come check it out.

Oooh, details! We will be closing on December 24th at noon and closed the 25th! Frankly we are going to check on sales numbers for last year and see about the 26th, I suspect we will be open but I’ll let you know if that’s going to change!

Fish tomorrow:

  • Haddock

  • Icelandic Arctic Char

  • Swordfish

  • Striped Bass

  • Alaskan Cod. Frozen at sea

  • Shetland Salmon

  • Dover sole

  • 10/20 Dry Scallops

  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp

  • Beausoleil Oysters, PEI

Day of the Week

Lunch Special

Soup Special

Dinner Special

Monday

Hot spice rubbed Salmon sandwich on a soft roll.

Clam Chowder

Italian meatloaf

Tuesday

meatball sub

Broccoli Cheddar Ale

Shrimp Scampi

Wednesday

Grilled Ahi tuna steak sandwich

Lobster Bisque

Salmon Cakes with Caper mayo

Thursday

Bahn Mi, Vietnamese chicken sandwich

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp Quesadilla

Friday

Pulled pork sandwich, come early, it sells out!

Fish Chowder

Chef’s choice!

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The Store Worth Walking To

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

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Holiday offering 2019

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Special Order items for the Holidays
Pricing is subject to change
Order early to guarantee the holiday meal of your choice.

BEEF

Standing Rib Roast, the favorite roast last year at the store, USDA choice grade rib-eye, left on the ribs which makes it more flavorful and is self basting. $12.99 a pound Pre-order by Thursday, December 19th, earlier if possible.

Boneless Rib eye roast, the same USDA choice beef, easier to carve. $16.99 a pound. Pre-order by Thursday, December 19th, earlier if possible.

Tenderloin tied roast, USDA choice tenderloin, carefully trimmed and then tied to create an even roasting, melt-in-your mouth beef roast. $21.99 a pound. Pre-order by Thursday, December 19th, earlier if possible.

 

PORK

Uncommon Market Stuffed Pork Roast, uncooked but ready to roast. We prepare a pork loin stuffed with a choice of two stuffings:

  • blue cheese, spinach and dried cranberries or
  • apricots, pine nuts and gruyere.

Note – roasts can be ordered from 3 to 10 lbs. Pre-order by Thursday, December 20th, earlier if possible. $12.99 a pound

HAMS

Whole Mackenzie ham, Black Forest or Maple glazed, boneless, #12 average, $7.69 a pound, order by Thursday 12/19 .

 

North Country Bistro, boneless, #10 pound average, $13.39 a pound

North Country ½ Spiral Ham, (will arrive fully cooked, can be served either hot or cold and is always bone in), 10 pound average, $9.39 a pound.

Both North Country ham types should be ordered by 12/19 earlier the better

LAMB

Pre- Order by December 18, earlier if possible

Australian Leg of lamb Boneless, Trimmed tied and ready for the oven, frozen 9 pound average, $15.99 a pound

 

POULTRY

 

We will have frozen Stonewood Turkeys for sure and we are checking on the availability of fresh.

 

Goose, 12 pound average weight, $11.19 a pound, order by 12/18

 

Capon, Free Range, (neutered rooster, who, having lost most of his aggression, fattens up quite nicely and has a higher fat content than your average roasting hen) . 7 to 9 pounds avg. Frozen $9.59 per pound. Order by 12/18

Moulard Duck – 8 lbs average, rich flavor, less fat, $7.75 a pound. Order by 12/16

Pheasant  – 3 pound average, Frozen, $11.59 a pound. Order by 12/15

Quail, ½ to ¾ of a pound a piece, also from Cavendish Game Birds in VT. Fresh, Packaged with 6/5 ounce quails and priced at $10.29 per quail.  Order by 12/19

SEAFOOD

Last Order Date for Seafood Saturday 12/21

Please order early if you can!

While not listed here we have a wide array of fish available and ordering ahead makes sure it will be there when you want it (sword, tuna, sole, cod, haddock, char, trout and plenty more)

Sides of Scottish Salmon, really nice presentation when you cook the whole side. We are sourcing from two different purveyors; One averages 2.5 to 4 pounds per side, the other averages 4 to 7 pounds. $16.89 a pound

Whole fish available: (this is what was available on Dec 1st, may vary)

  • 1 -2# Red Snapper, $10.99 to $12.59 per pound
  • 1 – 1.5# Black bass, $9.19 to 12.59 per pound
  • 5 – 10# Grouper $14.89 to $16.69 a pound
  • 5 – 10# Red Snapper, $13.29 to $15.29 a pound

 

Whole sides of Sprucepoint Smoked salmon, 2.5# $53.39, great party item! (ask us about our pumpernickel baguettesJ)

Alaskan King Crab Legs, a Christmas delicacy.

16- 20 split legs (makes them much easier to eat!) per 10#, $38.59 per pound

 

Fresh Maine Crab meat, 8oz container, all leg $20.49

U10 Dry Scallops, These are truly special occasion scallops. Uniformly 10 per pound.  Current Market price $29.99 a pound, 1 pound minimum order. Price subject to change

10/20 Dry Scallops – Lovely large scallops, current market price $21.00 a pound

Lobster, Live, all sizes, market price (our best guess-timate per pound for each size range:   $16.49 for 1 to 1.24 pound per pound, $17,29 for 1.5 pound per pound and 19.89 for 2 pounders, per pound)

Lobster Tails, A perfectly delicious treat, 4- 5 oz lobster tails, frozen, current market price $42.99 a box (4 tails). Latest order date is 12/16, please order earlier if possible.

Frozen lobster meat.

2 pound bag, claw and knuckle meat $87.29 per bag.

Nancy, Peter’s Mom, had a lovely, easy Christmas dinner. Sauteed lobster meat, served in grilled hot dog buns, as many as you like, it’s pretty hard to beat.

 

Peeled and de-veined shrimp

16/20 (16 to 20 a pound), good for scampi or cooking or shrimp cocktail. $27.50 per bag and come in a 2 pound bag.

8/12 Shrimp, 8 to 12 per pound, for the grand daddy of shrimp cocktail or for stuffing. $52.59 per bag and come in a 2 pound bag.

Oysters

Below is a list of oysters we expect to have available through the Holidays. Some varieties have a minimum order of 25.  Pricing will be available at the market.  Order early for the widest selection.

  • Pemaquid – ME
  • Sweetnecks – MA
  • Wellfleet – MA
  • Malpeque – Prince Edward Island
  • Blue Point – Long Island Sound
  • Old Cove – MA

 

Shucked Oysters,  Half Pints $9.69

First courses and snacks:

Cooked Wild Caught Jumbo Shrimp

Smoked Gouda Dip

Hot artichoke Dip

Smoked Mussels

Smoked Trout,

Smoked Salmon

Uncommon Market Lox, if you want a bunch of this please do order ahead

 

 

From venison to caviar if you can think of it we can price it!

 

A great quick recipe and dreams of ordering….

Hi Folks-

So apparently Christmas is in approximately 16 days and I’m just getting that. Yikes, the holiday offering list is scheduled to come out tomorrow but if you have ordered from us before you have a good sense of the list. Feel free to order away and pricing will be sent via an unscheduled email, tomorrow.

I got just the faintest sense of holiday buzz today for the first time as I priced a 6 to 10 pound whole fish for the 24th. Honestly, it is one of the coolest times of the year at the market. People want the holidays to be fun and so many of our customers are great cooks. You all feel free free to dive into pheasant and quail and capons, racks of lamb, standing rib roasts, tied pork loins…. the best part of any of these holidays has always been the food.

So ya gotta eat, even before the big meals and tonight I’m doing chicken provencal here’s the recipe (Sam Shifton NYTimes).

Also remember if you want scallops, you have to order them, 1# minimum order.

Chicken Provencal

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 chicken legs or 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ to ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons herbes de Provence

  • 1 lemon, quartered

  • 8 to 10 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 4 to 6 medium-size shallots, peeled and halved

  • ⅓ cup dry vermouth ( I used white wine and actually might have used white port if I hadn’t broken the cork)

  • 4 sprigs of thyme, for serving

PREPARATION

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Put the flour in a shallow pan, and lightly dredge the chicken in it, shaking the pieces to remove excess flour.

  2. Swirl the oil in a large roasting pan, and place the floured chicken in it. Season the chicken with the herbes de Provence. Arrange the lemon, garlic cloves and shallots around the chicken, then add the vermouth to the pan.

  3. Put the pan in the oven, and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, then baste it with the pan juices. Continue roasting for another 25 to 30 minutes, or until the chicken is very crisp and the meat cooked through.

  4. Serve in the pan or on a warmed platter, garnished with the thyme.

Fish tomorrow:

  • Haddock

  • Icelandic Arctic Char

  • Swordfish

  • Halibut

  • Alaskan Cod. Frozen at sea

  • Shetland Salmon

  • dover sole

  • 10/20 Dry Scallops

  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp

Day of the Week

Lunch Special

Soup Special

Dinner Special

Monday

Hot spice rubbed Salmon sandwich on a soft roll.

Clam Chowder

Italian meatloaf

Tuesday

meatball sub

Broccoli Cheddar Ale

Shrimp Scampi

Wednesday

Grilled Ahi tuna steak sandwich

Lobster Bisque

Salmon Cakes with Caper mayo

Thursday

Bahn Mi, Vietnamese chicken sandwich

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp Quesadilla

Friday

Pulled pork sandwich, come early, it sells out!

Fish Chowder

Chef’s choice!

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The Store Worth Walking To

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

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The life of a cookbook

Hi Folks-

So ArtWalk is tomorrow and the artist in residence at the store is Mary Thulman, who has hung exhibits at our store several times in the past. Sharon and I have bought four of her paintings and they have pride in place at our home. Her paintings are awesome and hand framed and very reasonably priced. You should see for yourselves and consider buying a painting for yourself or as a holiday gift. Sharon and I don’t make any commission on sales, we just want to spread the art. It’s fun.

Sharon received a very special gift from her dad this week. It was a cookbook once owned by her mom, Cosette Allen, The Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook, published in 1956. Sharon remembers it as her mom’s mainstay cookbook, and it’s obviously been heavily used. Cosette was a wonderful cook, and host, much remembered for her cooking and her hospitality. Judging from the wear and tear to given pages, it looks like the recipe for cream puffs was the most often used, while Ted remembers the often used recipe for oven fried chicken. Sharon was having a bit of a difficult time of it when she received Ted’s gift and it meant a tremendous amount to her to own her mom’s cookbook.

Sharon will have a list of the Christmas offerings ready in a day or two, and will forward that to you as soon as she can.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Lemon Sole
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp, fresh
  • Ocean Perch
  • PEI Mussels

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

Good things Coming!

Hi Folks-

Well short post tonight. Most of my efforts are going into getting the special holiday ordering sheet ready. My goal is to have it ready for the Thursday email.

The holiday ordering list is a thing of beauty. Tons of possible meals for your holiday enjoyment, pricing, order cut off times, all the things you need to know. If you are interested in something generally, send me an email and I’ll see what I can find. Our all encompassing list will be out by the end of the week.

Peter has brought in Dover Sole this week, Trout and Ocean perch to change things up a little.

Please also remember that scallops are generally available only by special order with a one pound minimum.

Fish tomorrow:

  • Haddock

  • Icelandic Arctic Char

  • Swordfish

  • Trout

  • Ocean Perch

  • Alaskan Cod. Frozen at sea

  • Shetland Salmon

  • Dover sole

  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp

Day of the Week

Lunch Special

Soup Special

Dinner Special

Monday

Hot spice rubbed Salmon sandwich on a soft roll.

Clam Chowder

Italian meatloaf

Tuesday

meatball sub

Broccoli Cheddar Ale

Shrimp Scampi

Wednesday

Grilled Ahi tuna steak sandwich

Lobster Bisque

Salmon Cakes with Caper mayo

Thursday

Bahn Mi, Vietnamese chicken sandwich

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp Quesadilla

Friday

Pulled pork sandwich, come early, it sells out!

Fish Chowder

Chef’s choice!

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The Store Worth Walking To

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Folks-

Now if we could just manage the rest of the winter this way, picture perfect snow on a Sunday, followed by 40 degrees on a Monday. Probably not, eh.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the market! We will be closed on Thursday and be opening late on Friday morning 8:00 am instead of 6:30 am, giving us all a chance to sleep our turkey off a bit!

The deli staffed has packed the ready made section with a variety of dips and treats and nibbles that should work well for pre-dinner snacks or entertaining over the weekend.

Friday lunch at the market is going to be excellent. To off set the amount of poultry we will have all eaten we will be having fish tacos as the lunch special. I, for one, can’t wait!

Even with the holiday we will have a selection of fresh fish coming in Friday but we won’t send an email Thursday so just a heads up there.

Fish tomorrow:

  • Haddock

  • Icelandic Arctic Char

  • Swordfish

  • Halibut

  • Flounder

  • Alaskan Cod. Frozen at sea

  • Scottish Salmon

  • 10/20 Dry Scallops

  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp

  • Beausoleil Oysters, Prince Edward Island

Day of the Week

Lunch Special

Soup Special

Dinner Special

Monday

Hot spice rubbed Salmon sandwich on a soft roll.

Clam Chowder

Italian meatloaf

Tuesday

meatball sub

Broccoli Cheddar Ale

Shrimp Scampi

Wednesday

Grilled Ahi tuna steak sandwich

Lobster Bisque

Salmon Cakes with Caper mayo

Thursday

Happy

Thanksgiving!

Friday

Fish Tacos

Fish Chowder

Chef’s choice!

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The Store Worth Walking To

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

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Let it snow

Hi Folks-

I sure am glad Sharon talked me into getting a new car, something with all wheel drive so that I can consistently get out of our driveway. I’m now the proud new owner of a Volvo Cross Country SUV, not new but twenty years newer than my old Volvo 240. Now I can hardly wait for some snow to drive in. Did I really say that?

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • east coast halibut
  • 10/20 Dry Sea Scallops
  • Lemon Sole
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp, fresh
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • Pemaquid oysters

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net