How to cook your heritage turkey

Heritage birds have rich, flavorful meat, but can be less forgiving during cooking. We’ve adapted a recipe from the November issue of Martha Stewart Living—a perfect way to cook your local, heritage turkey. Heritage Turkey with Citrus and Herbs 1 stick of butter, softened 4 oranges (2 zested and juiced, the other 2 quartered) 2 […]

Our Birds: A Poultry Primer

Sourcing pasture-raised chickens is tough. We’ve learned over the last four years how difficult it is for farmers to raise chickens on a small scale and still be financially viable. Since opening our doors, several of our chicken farmers have simply stopped raising chicken. It’s alway our intention to offer fair prices to both the farmers […]

It’s Grass-Fed Beef Season

Summer is the season we obsess over heirloom tomatoes and colorful stone fruit at summer farmer’s markets.  Here at The Local Butcher Shop, we’re also obsessing over the summer meat, specifically, grass-fed beef and lamb. You might not think of meat having a season. After all, burgers never go off the menu, right? But considering […]

Pork & Chive Dumplings

Dumplings. Gyoza. Potstickers. They go by many names, and they’re all delicious. Here’s a recipe for Chinese-style pork and chive dumplings. For the dumpling filling, it’s important that your meat is not too lean. Fat is flavor! Our pork grind is generally about 15% fat, perfect for a succulent and flavorful dumpling filling. Hand-filled dumplings are time consuming, […]

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. […]

The Essence of Nose to Tail Eating

We cut steaks and roasts, chops and shanks from whole animal carcasses here at The Local Butcher Shop. If you’ve been in the shop, you’ve probably noticed our butchers carving intently next to metal bowls to collect the scraps. Those bits of meat, fat, bones, and skin are not thrown out. Bones go to make […]