Because I sell at so many different types of venues, I have the pleasure of meeting a lot of great people. Every once in a while I meet some absolutely fantastic people that I am able to build a relationship with beyond business.
Chris Captain is one of those fantastic people. I met Chris about three years ago at the North Kansas City Market, and then had the pleasure of running into him more frequently at the Overland Park Farmers’ Market. Chris attends the markets, like I do, to promote and sell his products.
His business, The Pasta Pros is a distributor for Pappardelle’s Pasta, and the business model is largely built on face to face relationships which makes the markets the ideal distribution channel for his pasta products. From many delicious dried types of pasta, to a variety of frozen ravioli, Chris makes dinner easy. The pastas are already flavored and pair well with the olive oils and vinegars that are also part of the product line. The favorite at 4 D Acres is the Southwest Orzo, and we have a basic recipe that we use.
2 c. Southwest Orzo
1 lb. ground emu
2 15oz can stewed tomatoes w/juice
1 6oz can tomato paste
Garlic Salt and pepper to taste
1 11oz can of drained corn (optional)
Prepare the Pappardelles Southwest Orzo according to package directions. Lightly brown the ground emu on medium low heat. (Avoid high heats when cooking emu.) Add meat to drained pasta and add the tomato paste, stewed tomatoes. Add garlic salt and pepper as desired.
Sometimes we will make it a spicier recipe by adding green chilies and Ro-Tel tomatoes.
Chris says that his best seller is the Garlic Chive Pappardelle and says that a recipe is included with each pasta package and more recipes can be found online at the Pappardelle’s website.The Pasta Pros can be found at various local markets including the Historic City Market at 5th and Walnut in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturdays from 8:00am to 3:00pm, weather permitting.
Chris’s wife Becky is one of our most loyal customers. Here is what she has to say about 4 D Acres Emu Oil.
"I use emu oil daily. It helps to minimize fine lines and slow the aging process. I recently had a burn on my face and immediately applied some emu oil to the burn site and repeated it every 6-8 hours. It soothed the pain and reduced the redness immediately. The healing process only took 72 hours. It was amazing how fast it healed the burn. I also use the emu oil on my lips. It took care of my chapped lips in 24 hrs—despite being out in the cold wind for lengthy periods of time. " - Becky Captain