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 […]

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  

The Story of Love a Bee

As the co-founder and CEO of Love a Bee, Louise Derrick collaborates with beekeepers to source 100% raw, unpasteurized and unadulterated honey from California. We got the full story in this interview with Louise. Stop by for our anniversary celebration Saturday, August 20th to meet Louise and taste Love a Bee honey. Love a Bee grew out […]

Pork Chops with Peach and Tomato Salad

Save this recipe for that special time of year when you can find both peaches and tomatoes in abundance at the farmers market. I like yellow peaches because they seem to have a bit more tartness than the white varieties. Pair with a glass of rose and a warm summer evening. Pork Chops with Peach and […]

We’re a Work Local Award Finalist

We’re thrilled to be selected as a finalist for “Best Retail Employer” for the 2016 Work Local Awards, a celebration of the best local employers in the Bay Area. We think our team of hard-working butchers, cooks and dishwashers is the best, and we are overjoyed that the feeling is mutual. The Work Local Awards […]

Confit Duck Legs

I cooked not one, but two whole geese for New Year’s Eve dinner. The result was just enough goose meat to feed a crowd, and lots and lots of leftover goose fat. I decided to try my hand at duck confit. For confit, either vegetables or meat are cooked slowly then stored in fat. In French, confit […]