Authentic Puerto Rican Pig Roast Served Up At Farmer’s Market
By Saul Qersdyn
Published: July 8, 2014 @ 6:00 AM EDT
Lechon: Roasted Suckling Pig.
Negron: Family Name.
El Lechen de Negron: Delicious Food.
A new addition to the Roselle Park Farmer’s Market this year is El Lechon de Negron, from Union Township. Not your typical food truck, El Lechon de Negron brings authentic Puerto Rican pig roast with all traditional sides to satisfy the appetites of patrons walking the market to pick up baked goods, produce, flowers, and other odds and ends.
Being the newest addition to the Roselle Park Farmer’s Market, El Lechon de Negron truck drew the curious and hungry. And Tiffany Negron, daughter of the business’ namesake, was happily serving up her family’s signature Pernil – slow roasted pork shoulder narrated in a special family sauce – with a side of rice & beans, a small side salad and plantains. In addition to Pernil, the truck also makes the Lechon Burger (pulled pork, chorizo, beef patty covered in caramelized onions & Pico de Gallo) and Lechon Disco Fries (covered in mozzarella cheese, pork gravy, pulled pork, caramelized onion, and Pico de Gallo) along with tostones and empanadas.
Using her 10 years’ experience in the restaurant business, Tiffany recounts the start of the Negron mobile Puerto Rican kitchen a year ago. Her father built a one-of-a-kind pig roaster and went on to win the Star-Ledger’s Munch Mobile “2013 Ethnic Excellence”. Since then, they have been all around the state at fairs, carnivals, competitions, private parties, and farmer’s markets.
Also available for catering, Tiffany sees the future with an additional truck by years’ end or even a restaurant. Still, she likes to bring her family’s delicacies to the people. Anyone interested in finding out more can visit their website (link) or Facebook page (link).
El Lechon de Negron adds to the steps taken to make the Roselle Park Farmer’s Market a cultural hub as well as a series of produce marketplace. The Farmer’s Market runs from now until the end of October and is held every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Michael Mauri Park, located at the corner of Chestnut Street and Grant Avenue.