Written by: Steve Stover
Date: May 4, 2017
The long-time North Market favorite Bluescreek Farm Meats with its expertly butchered and homegrown, hormone- and antibiotic-free meats, has moved to an attractive new home near Plain City.
Located along U.S. Route 42, the new location features a market and café that offers made-from-scratch items such as house-cured pastrami, house-smoked chicken, a spicy lamb merguez burger and a pork belly sandwich. Yum!
Owners David and Cheryl Smith are proud that Bluescreek is a “whole animal” butcher shop that uses every part of the animal.
Bluescreek meats include local beef, lamb, pork, veal and goat, plus Gerber chicken. Their website lists 52 cuts or preparations of beef alone, including some less well known items such a bistro steak, charcoal steak, chuckeye roasts and steaks. There are 28 lamb, 40 pork, 28 lamb, and 12 goat offerings, as well as the excellent homemade stocks.
Did I mention the smoked meats? Those include bacon, ham and more. The spring season will include bison and grass-fed beef.
The market offers homemade baked goods, including breads, cookies, cheesecake as well as candies and many other locally sourced food items.
The cafe features an ever-changing seasonal menu of delicious, homemade foods, including the winter salad with golden and red beets, grapefruit, local goat cheese and spiced walnuts ($8); a house-cured pastrami sandwich; the Mojo house-smoked chicken sandwich with chimichurri and pepper jack cheese; Asian glazed pork belly sandwich with cabbage and radish slaw; two burgers and a spicy lamb burger. Soups, desserts, local ice cream and old-fashioned sodas are also available. There is a carryout menu.
Bluescreek, which also hosts cooking classes and other special events, is well worth the short drive from Columbus!
Bluescreek Farm Meats, Market, and Cafe
8120 US 42, corner of U.S. 42 and state Route 736
Plain City, OH 43064
Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 7p.m., the cafe opens at 11 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the cafe opens at 10 a.m.
Closed: Sunday and Monday