Pure Wagyu

Farmer Chris Boomsma rears Japanese Wagyu cattle, which are known for the tender, exclusive and flavourful meat. ' Wa ' means Japan and ' Gyu ' means beef. Until the 19th century, the Wagyu in Japan where only be used as draft animals in forestry and agriculture. Through the centuries of selection on muscular strength and endurance, the modern, high-quality and very tender meat came to be.

A portion of Chris's livestock were the first Wagyu's to ever be maintained and graze the dunes of Schoorl.  The animals have a good life and help take care of the natural landscape.

Wagyu beef is a tasty delicacy known for its typical fat distribution and characteristic marbling. This marbling, with his polyunsaturated fat, ensures an unprecedented taste sensation. The more marbling in the meat, the higher the quality.

A few interesting  points about Pure Wagyu Beef:
• the cattle 100% pure-bred Wagyu's are
• the cattle come from North Holland
• the calves remain for at least 8 months at their own mother
• the cattle are kept in a sustainable and humane way
• the meat contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
• the meat is free of antibiotics or growth hormones
• a Wagyu Sirloin steak contains less cholesterol than a lean chicken breast

One common myth is that the tenderness of the Wagyu meat is obtained by the cattle being massaged, listening to classical music and being fed beer.

To taste and purchase Pure Wagyu for yourself, visit their stall at The Sunday Market on 1st March at the Westergasfabriek.

Flavours of the Neighbourfood Market - August 2014

The great thing about having a free Sunday is having the time to do things you love.

A free day, coupled with good weather calls for a trip to The Sunday Market at the Westergasfabriek.

There were so many wonderful things to taste that day. These were our favourites:

Coconut Macaroons
These coconut macarons are deliciously nutty and light, naturally flavoured or with chilli and lime or chocolate. We bet these will be the next big thing!

Coffee Jam
Two of our favourite breakfast ingredients combined into one. Your morning toast will never be the same again.

Tomato Truffle Ketchup
This is the most posh ketchup we've ever tasted. No more Tommy K on the side of your plate, this sauce rouge ave truffe is the new accompaniment.

Gkazas Olive Oil
This fantastic Greek olive oil is perfect for dressing or just on it's own. A welcome addition to our store cupboard.

Pulled Pork Sandwich
Shredded pork, cooked for hours until meltingly tender served on a roll. Sublime Sunday tucker.

Wooden boards
Beautiful boards, all artisan made and 100% recycled wood. Because of the diverse woods and the natural forms every board is unique and can be used for every opportunity. Broodplankenzo have a lot of boards to offer, for private use or a great present.

The Neighbourfood market is held on the first Sunday of every month, so get down there.

For more information please visit Neighbourfood Market.