SPARTA, NJ- As restaurants struggle to stay open, Steve and Rachael Scro of the Mohawk House are reshaping the way they serve their guests. The “mobile market” that began with a refrigerated truck mobile butcher shop selling Pat LaFrieda meats is expanding.
“It’s so important for us to keep the quality and integrity of what we do up,” Scro said. “We’re continuing to work with area farmers and artisans.”
In addition to Pat LaFrieda meats they are now offering boutique fresh seafood from “Sea to Table” vendors. Scro said they have sold more than 7,000 pounds of LaFrieds meats since they started the mobile butcher shop.
Local Jersey Girl Cheese will be selling their fresh cheeses outdoors at the Mohawk House.
Mohawk House will also be offering signature desserts carrot cakes and chocolate mascarpone cakes from Pattycakes. “She’s making fresh batches for us right now to be available on Saturday,” Scro said. Pattycakes’ chocolate chip cookie dough will also be available to purchase.
Scro has teamed up with Sysco to offer a wide variety of products including fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, butter, eggs milk, bottled water, pasta and even toilet paper.
Sparta Books is also offering a few titles for sale on a table.
Executive Chef Joe Sanfilippo continues to prepare meals for take out from their new “approachable menu of comfort food,” Scro said.
"I'm praying to God that this too shall pass," Scro said. "There has to be a ray of hope. We are preparing for the future, doing the best we can and staying safe."
The mobile market is open from Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Customers can call in an order at 973-729-6464. People can also stop in to make a purchase. Social distancing rules will be enforced in the Mohawk House parking lot. Purchases can be made by cash or credit card.
“This is our mission and goal right now, to continue quality approachable meals on an elevated level,” Scro said. "We are doing this to keep positive and to help people."