Why Genuine Food?
We formed the Genuine Food Company in response to an overwhelming demand for locally sourced, humanely raised food that you can trust. We are fully transparent. We believe you have a right to know how your food was raised and by whom. All of our meat comes from trusted, like-minded farmers in Baltimore county, mostly around the Baldwin/ Long Green Valley area. We are your neighbors and eat the food we raise. Our animals are range free, are not given growth hormones or other unnatural additive, and are raised in as stress-free an environment as possible. Beef and lamb are free to breathe fresh air and eat grass in the summer and hay in the winter. Pigs are allowed to roam and root to their hearts' content. Hog- grower ration and abundant fresh milk are available. The pig choose, often preferring the fresh milk over the hog food. Milk gives pork a fine texture and a sweet flavor.
Your meat is not mixed with thousands of other animals. We can tell you exactly what cut came from which animal and farm.
Who are we?
Genuine Food is a collaborative effort between Winston Blick, owner of
Clementine Restaurant in Hamilton; Bobby Prigel, of Prigel Family
Creamery and Bellevale Organic Dairy in Glen Arm, MD. and Steve Belkoff of
Forever Endeavor Farm, in
We believe in raising animals with respect in a setting that is compatible with their nature.
As the renowned chef at
Clementine, Winston knows the health and flavor benefits of fresh food that is raised locally and properly. His menu features our meat and other items from local farmers. Many patrons ask where they can find his great ingredients to take home and cook for their families.
As a special bonus, Winston will share tips and recipes
specific to the meat contained in each CSA share. He will also provide menu
suggestions for accompaniments of the main featured entrée. It is like
having your own personal chef to plan your week’s worth of meals.