Plan Your Proteins
After you plan your Fourth of July cookout menu, you need to stock your fridge with the proteins. Several local stores and markets offer meats that are produced in 417-land. At Culture Counter, the sweet little market at Cherry Street and Pickwick Ave., you can find bratwurst, pork chops and more from 417-land’s Circle B Ranch. MaMa Jean’s Natural Market carried chicken from Peace Valley Poultry, beef from J.B. Kobe Farms, trout from Rockbridge Trout farm and tons more. Local butchers are a great resource as well, like Horrmann Meats (their bratwurst and sausages are awesome) and Worden’s Meat Company.