Proteins and Vegan Mains for the Holiday Table

Used to buying your holiday roast from a big box store? Tuckered out with turkey? Check out these alternative local options for the centerpiece of your holiday table, from leg of lamb to stuffed squash! 

Marrow‘s Holiday Smoked Ham

Go ham with this specialty cut from Marrow in Detroit! Their hams are created from heritage breed hogs that are raised without antibiotics, growth hormones, or GMO feed. Fabricated in-house, these mouthwatering cuts are brined in a sweetheart brine before being smoked and glazed. You can order yours online here

Edson Farm‘s Harvest Butternut Squash

Impress your vegan and vegetarian guests with this holiday entree! Butternut squash is stuffed with a blend of heirloom rice, mixed vegetables, pepitas, cranberries and seasoned with an aromatic blend of fresh herbs and spices for a healthy take on holiday choices! Find yours at Edson Farms – visit their website, or call 231-941-5221 for information on their holiday menu. 

Whitney Creek Farm‘s Rump Roast

Boneless and lean, this rump roast is best for slow roasting and perfect for a hearty holiday meal on a busy day! Whitney Creek Farm in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula raises grass-fed Dexter and Angus beef. They strive to provide their community with healthy food harvested from animals that have lived lives the way they were intended to live– on grass, in fresh air and sunshine! Order your roast on their online farm store for delivery to the greater Mercer, Wisconsin and Ironwood, Michigan community. 

S and S Lamb‘s Leg of Lamb 

Roasted Stuffed Leg of Lamb with Spinach and Pine Nuts

Dress to impress (as in with marjoram and garlic) with a local leg of lamb! S and S Lamb is an all natural 5th generation livestock farm that specializes in lamb. Roast in an oven for two hours, and have a perfect holiday meal ready for guests. Order your boneless leg online, or find one bone-in, or pick from either at the Fulton Street Farmers Market every Saturday. 

Nutcase Vegan Meats’ Nutty Loaf

Created by physicians with a growing family, Nutcase Vegan Meats has a passion for healthy, nutrient-dense and vegan meat alternatives. Their nutty loaf is a match for holiday eating, with a special blend of hazelnuts, walnuts, and rich with spices like rosemary, thyme, fennel and sage. Order yours online!

What do you plan to showcase on your table this holiday season? Find local options like these and more with our Find Food and Farms Database!

Claire Butler is the Content Strategy Specialist for Taste the Local Difference. Contact her at [email protected].