Bone Broth for Everyone

Since the new year, The New York Times, The Today Show, Time Magazine and chef blogs have extolled the virtues of bone broth. The terms bone broth and stock are used interchangeably, though some folks differentiate them by the ratio of bone to meat used. Whatever you like to call it, it’s good stuff; and we’re serving it hot by the cup at The Local Butcher Shop. […]

Christmas Hams and Rib Roasts

Well, it’s that time of year again.  Halloween came and went in a blur and it’s dark out at five o’clock in the evening.  Thanksgiving was a whirling tornado of turkeys, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts and oddly enough, potato latkes.  Now we are laying down our hams for Christmas, ordering geese and ducks and trying […]

Spring Is for Eggs

Chris Hay and his mother Sarah founded Say Hay Farms in 2010. They farm 45 acres of land for certified organic produce and pastured chicken eggs. The chickens they raise are Vega Brown, a breed that features productive egg laying and mild temperaments. They are also well-suited to the climate, which is important for the […]

Spring Frittata

This time of year chickens forage abundant plant foods with high green pigment, leading to bright orange yolks. Spring is a great time to enjoy eggs from chickens raised on pasture. Spring Frittata 8 chicken eggs or 6 duck eggs 1/2 cup cow’s milk, goat’s milk, or cream 2 tablespoons parsley and/or mint, finely chopped […]

Guest Post by Kelly Taylor: An Eroding Slaughter Situation for Bay Area Ranchers

Kelly Taylor is a butcher at The Local Butcher Shop. In this guest post, she reports on the challenges facing Bay Area ranchers as slaughter options become more limited. She also outlines immediate actions that concerned residents and meat eaters can take to support the ranching community in Marin County. An Eroding Slaughter Situation for […]

Savory Skillet Cornbread

This is a favorite cornbread recipe and a great way to use up any lard or tallow you have on hand. We used Tortillas de la Tierra’s heirloom blue cornmeal, which you can find at The Local Butcher Shop. Heating the cast iron pan in the oven before filing it with batter ensures a beautiful […]

Beef, Bean & Bacon Chili

A few of our favorite products come together in a smoky, spicy chili. This particular chili recipe is light on the beans. If you like a beany chili, cook a full pound of beans and add them all to the pot. Serve with sour cream, jalapeños, grated cheese, and tortilla chips. It’s also perfect with our savory […]

Holiday Recipe Roundup

  Brined & Glazed Turkey How to glaze & reheat a holiday ham How to prepare & cook a standing rib roast Heritage Turkey with Citrus & Herbs Bacon & Cider Braised Turkey Fennel Garlic Roast Pork Roast Guinea Hen with Raddiccio  Guinea Hen with Bacon Cabbage & Apples The Rocchino’s favorite brisket