Marrow Market & Meats
For Tom Clutter, cooking evokes memories of the annual family gatherings he enjoyed growing up in Kansas. Now, food and cooking are forever wedded in his memory as a vehicle to bring others together, and Tom is seeking to re-create the joy he feels from food with Marrow Market & Meats. He started the company in Lincoln in the spring of 2016 to create strong connections between consumers and the local food system.
Through Marrow’s website, MarrowMarket.com, people can order affordable, sustainable food straight from local producers. Fresh produce, meat, cheese and eggs are delivered––sometimes even the same day––via bicycle. But Marrow is more than just the food it is bringing to people’s kitchens. “It really comes down to the overall sustainability of it and the hard work and passion that is put in from seed to spoon,” Tom explains.
Marrow’s offerings change seasonally with the production cycle and include beef, pork and lamb, as well as fresh vegetables, herbs, cheese and eggs. The products come straight from area producers, including Shadow Brook Farm, Graze Master by Ficke Cattle Company, Hollister Farms, Grow with the Flow Aquaponic Horticulture, Al-Be Farm and Green Acres Cover Crops.
Tom, who brings 12 years as a professional chef to Marrow, stands by the quality of all his company’s offerings but is particularly partial to the farm-fresh meats, cheeses and eggs. In fall 2016, the company held its first community dinner with Clutter behind the stove. “It was incredibly powerful to see people get excited about the experience of food and to have both customers and producers enjoying it together,” Tom says.
In 2017, Marrow is focused on building new relationships with producers and customers, and Tom has plans for new seasonal dinners and events in the works.
For more information about Marrow Market & Meats, visit MarrowMarket.com or follow the company on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for recipes, news and events.
—By Alexis Zgud