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Featured Vendor: Highland Gourmet

Highland Gourmet

Highland Gourmet has been at the market since its creation in 2009, and they have enjoyed the customers and their families ever since. Proprietor, Ben Avila says, “is heartwarming to watch couples go from holding hands to the birth of their first child and then next thing you know, off to college.”

Dee & Ben Avila became interested in the cattle business when they were in the restaurant business providing farm to table with their beef.

“The thing I love the most is being able to provide beef that I know was raised and cared for by my wife and I. It is satisfying to know customers trust us and they know that our product is clean, hormone free, no antibiotics, and raised on grass and hay seven miles from this market.” — Ben Avila

One of his favorite recipes with their beef is the Forge Filet, originally created in our restaurant.

Forge Filet Recipe

Pick up some of Highland Gourmet’s “Tips and Tails,” sliced. Sauté in butter with marjoram and thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Add mushrooms and sauté a few more minutes. 

Server over a toasted rye bread smeared with horseradish aioli and top with cheddar cheese and broil until melted, top with meat mixture for a savory experience!

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