Local vendors join virtual market

For the Daily Call

MIAMI COUNTY — Three local producers are the newest vendors on Miami County Locally Grown, the area’s virtual market.

Tin Roof Mobile Food, owned and operated by Craig and Merikay Hughes, can be found all across the region with their food truck specializing in their homegrown beef and chicken.

Having raised their premium Charolais beef for 45 years, Craig and Merikay are familiar faces at area fairs, festivals, and both the Piqua and Downtown Troy farmers markets. Famous for their ribeye sandwiches, and the 2016 winner of the Miami County Food Truck Rally and Competition, the Hughes’ are offering a varied assortment of beef cuts on the virtual market.

Also joining the market lineup is King’s Poultry Farm with a wide selection of the chicken products they both raise and process on their family farm in Bradford.

Feeding non-GMO grain and processing each bird themselves at their USDA-inspected plant, they offer premium cuts from breasts, wings and thighs to bratwurst and sausage patties in varieties such as tomato basil, apple, cheddar cheese, and sweet Italian.

And rounding out the newest faces on Miami County Locally Grown is the fourth-generation certified organic family farm, Bair Trax Dairy of Troy.

Along with their popular milk herdshare program, the Bair’s also offer ground beef from their certified organic operation that you can now order on the virtual market.

Find all of these frozen local meats, as well as hundreds of other local products, on the Miami County Locally Grown website, www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net. The virtual market is open year-round. Registered customers may place orders from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 8 p.m. Sunday. Market pick-up is from 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays at First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy.

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