Cheeseburger Obsession? Satisfy it with Ohio Pasture Proud Pop-Ups

Beth Stallings
Meatball burger

Two years ago, Alex Chamberlain wanted to make a cheeseburger. The problem? The longtime marketer in sustainable food couldn't find locally sourced grass-fed beef anywhere. So the Columbus native teamed up with a nearby cattle farmer to launch Ohio Pasture Proud, which sells pasture-raised chicken and grass-fed beef in freezer cases at The Hills Market, Weiland's Market and Huffman's Market.

This month, sample Chamberlain's panache for a great cheeseburger at a twice-weekly burger pop-up at both Hills Market locations (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays Downtown and 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays in Worthington). On the menu are three quarter-pound burgers made with Ohio Pasture Proud's ground beef, a mix of sirloin, chuck and brisket. There's all-American cheeseburger classic The Duchess ($6), sweet-and-spicy ginger-spiked Thai-ger ($8) and the Meatball ($8), which turns a classic all-beef meatball into a burger patty.