JM Stock Provisions’ Open House on Saturday

JM Stock Provisions’ Open House on Saturday

Change is good especially if you like a quality butchery.

[update num=1]Update #1 — January 7, 2016; 9:59 AM[/update]

From the original press release below but worth repeating:

To celebrate the shop’s new name and services, Harvest & JM Stock will host a public open house on Saturday, January 9. Guests can expect to taste from a charcuterie and cheese board, enjoy complimentary samples of beer and wine, and, for those seeking lunch, buy slices of a JM Stock 6 foot sub. The event will run during normal business hours from 12 to 4 p.m. and is free to enter.

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[update num=0]Original — December 18, 2015[/update]

Earlier this month I needed to pick up a bit of ham and bread for dinner. I’m fortunate that the RVANews headquarters is right across the street from Harvest. I swung by and picked up some of the best smoked ham to have ever graced my lips. Seriously, it was good stuff. A loaf of bread, some beer, a Mexi-coke for the road and I was on my way home.

Much of Harvest will be staying the same, but according to the press release below it looks like the butchery offerings will be cranked up a notch or two along with the name change to JM Stock Provisions. I don’t think the press release highlights this nearly enough: “Housemade ham biscuits will be available daily each morning”. This is truly a Christmas miracle for my belly.

December 15th Press Release:

Today JM Stock Provisions and Harvest Grocery & Supply announced that they have partnered and will reintroduce the shop at 1531 West Main Street in Richmond as “JM Stock Provisions” in early 2016. While much of the shop will remain familiar, there will be a renewed focus on whole-animal butchery and a meticulously curated selection of local and quality food, beer, and wine. JM Stock Provisions has operated a small butcher counter inside Harvest since January 2015. A larger butcher counter and meat case, new wood shelves ‒ handmade by the JM Stock team ‒ and a number of decor and signage changes will be installed and complete in January.

“JM Stock is executing a butchery program at a high level ‒ they are hands-on with their farmers, very skilled at their craft, and have an intensely loyal following. By making it the cornerstone of the shop, we can offer the community something truly authentic and uncompromising,” said Hunter Hopcroft, owner of Harvest Grocery & Supply.

“Whole-animal butchery is at the core of what we do and we want to offer Richmond a full butcher counter experience,” said James Lum, co-owner of JM Stock Provisions. “We are fortunate to be part of this robust local food industry and hope that our contributions will only add to its growth.”

In addition to the butcher counter, JM Stock will add several new prepared food offerings in Richmond. Housemade ham biscuits will be available daily each morning and are complemented by an espresso counter featuring local specialty coffee roasters. On Saturdays, they will feature sandwich specials using JM Stock meats and condiments. The shop’s “reheat and eat” style offerings will also expand with a stocked freezer and open air cooler of sausages, broths, soups, and other in-house provisions.

“This union creates endless benefits. Having a direct trade route between Charlottesville and Richmond allows us to further our commitment to butchery practices that emphasize sustainable agriculture and humane slaughter,” said Matthew Greene, co-owner of JM Stock Provisions. “But we also gain new efficiencies, benefits of scale, and an incredible base of grocery management and selection knowledge from Harvest. This will positively impact every customer that walks into one of our shops.”

To celebrate the shop’s new name and services, Harvest & JM Stock will host a public open house on Saturday, January 9. Guests can expect to taste from a charcuterie and cheese board, enjoy complimentary samples of beer and wine, and, for those seeking lunch, buy slices of a JM Stock 6 foot sub. The event will run during normal business hours from 12 to 4 p.m. and is free to enter.

Since opening in 2013, JM Stock has been awarded a 2015 Good Food Award for their Paté de Campagne and their Tasso Ham has been nominated for a 2016 award. They have also been featured in Travel & Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, and Richmond Magazine.

Image: Harvest Instagram

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