The roast we got at the south farmers market was huge. It was from Hollenbeck Farms and they said it was the best one for crock potin. It did not have too much marbling or fat on it. We have been playing it safe and getting heavily marbled and fatty roasts since we have had bad luck in the past.
A bit worried I turned the crock on low and added the spices and a cup of beef broth. By lunch it looked unhappy. Had shrunk up and looked tough, rolled it on its side to have more contact with the juice. After work it looked better and I wanted to roll it to the other side. When the fork hit it was like it shattered. It was literally falling apart like a collapsing building. It was awesome. Gotta check out their steaks sunday.