Grill - O - Rama

T’is the season to be grillin’, fa la la la la, la la la la (go ahead, count ‘em, they’re all there).  Get the heat out of the kitchen and do all the cooking on the grill. Check out this cool marinade for steaks or chicken.


We have a good selection of meat available, from beef short ribs, pork ribs, brats, chops and steaks to lamb chops and gyro meat to a variety of grassfed, dry-aged steaks, plus chicken, and the usual array of ground meats.

Check the store for pricing and availability. Try a delicious lamburger made with equal parts ground lamb with beef, bison or pork. Spice it with a little toasted cumin seed and garlic chili oil for a marvelous twist on a favorite standby.

Here’s a winner of a marinade for steak or chicken. It’s so simple but oh so good!
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup white cooking wine 
- one large clove garlic or a generous shake of garlic powder if you wish.

Marinate meat at least two hours, up to 24. Grill to perfection along with your veggies. Ooo la la la la, la la la la.

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Del Carmen has been a vendor for Fair Shares since 2009. We have developed a quality relationship based on trust. Our communications have been seamless. In addition, Fair Shares and its members have been great marketers for our products.  As a (very) small business, we are unable to advertise or market our products, so we have to rely on word of mouth.  Many of our customers are, were, or know Fair Shares members who have recommended our products.

Del Carmen has also benefitted from valuable ideas for use of existing products and suggestions in product development from the Fair Shares community.  I go to them for feedback, knowing I will get good, reliable and useful information.

We thank you, Fair Shares, for your support and commitment to del Carmen. We wish you much continued success.  After all, your success also helps the success of del Carmen and other local vendors and farmers.

Estie Cruz-Curoe, del Carmen Beans, St. Louis, MO