You might've noticed an unfamiliar name on the 2010 Headhouse Farmers Market vendor
directory we posted earlier Renaissance Sausage
is a brand-new truck, making its debut at the market this Sunday, that specializes in handmade sausage sandwiches crafted using locally sourced and organic ingredients.
Partners Dan Semko
and Bret Cavanaugh
, longtime friends and natives of Lambertville, New Jersey, both have food-biz experience; they pair cut their teeth in the mobile game, though, selling breakfast burritos and sandwiches out of a '70s-era VW bus tricked out into a kitchen down in Charleston, South Carolina.
This Sunday, the Renaissance truck'll be at the market for its duration (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), offering several sausage sandwich varieties (details after the jump they've got a veg option!), plus sides like slaw, potato salad and wild rice/wheat berry salad. From 10 to 11 a.m., Semko adds, they'll offer a sausage, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich special featuring (yes) organic American.
They'll be a fixture at Headhouse on Sundays this season, but Semko says they also plan on dedicating four days a week to locations around the city nothing's finalized yet, but they're considering spots on Spring Garden near NoLibs and on Washington Avenue in South Philly. They're also on Facebook
Country Herb Sausage: An all natural pork sausage with a blend fresh sage and thyme, enhanced with a kick of cayenne pepper, and topped with caramelized onions. Served to order on a local bakery fresh roll.
Mediterranean Sausage: Lancaster Lamb and Beef enhanced with a blend of traditional Mediterranean spices, served on a local bakery fresh roll layered with fresh hummus and a tahini dressed cucumber, red onion, tomato and feta salad. The sandwich is finished with a homemade yogurt sauce and a fresh mint garnish.
Asian Chicken Sausage: Local Organic Free Range Chicken Sausage enhanced with oriental herbs and spices. Served on a local bakery fresh roll and topped with a spicy mango slaw.
Vegetarian Sausage: This all natural meat free sausage is a blend of fresh local vegetables, herbs, spices and vegetable proteins. We took the time and care developing this delicious option so that even the most convicted meat eaters will be happy they chose it. As with all of our sausage, it is served on a local bakery fresh roll and can be topped with the choice of any our daily toppings.