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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 […]

Celebrate with Rossotti Ranch Veal

On the rolling grasslands of West Marin and Sonoma Counties, Julie and Tony Rossotti raise pastured cattle and goats. On special occasions we get a whole veal, and what a treat it is!  The calves are born and raised on certified organic open pastures alongside their grass-fed mothers. They are raised in a low-stress environment, […]

Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday and we are so proud of the carefully selected meats and specially prepared foods we’re offering this season. Let us help make your holiday feast unforgettable! Your Centerpiece: Turkey from BN Ranch Our locally raised turkeys come from BN Ranch, the current operation of Bill and Nicolette Hahn Niman, original […]

It’s Burger Time!

The days are getting longer, the nights are getting warmer, and we’re ready to fire up the grill and eat some burgers! While a traditional grilled hamburger made from our 100% grassfed beef tastes good any day of the year, we’ve gathered up some some other burger inspiration for this grilling season. Smoky Pork Burgers […]

Stemple Creek Ranch Tour and Grilling Class

Grilling season is here! Join The Local Butcher Shop in Tomales for our annual Stemple Creek Ranch tour and grilling class. Loren and Lisa Poncia, who raise 100% grass-fed beef for our shop, will lead a guided tour of their ranch and cattle. Afterwards, you’ll join our butchers as they cook steaks, burgers and roasts […]

Announcing Our New Butcher Basket Program

We’re excited to launch our new Butcher Basket Program here at The Local Butcher Shop! Inspired by traditional CSAs, or Community Supported Agriculture programs, in which members support farms by agreeing to a share of whatever product is available throughout the season, we’ve developed the Butcher Basket Program for our shop. When members sign up […]

Cumin Lamb Tacos

The preparation of the lamb in this recipe is based on a traditional Moroccan dish of steamed lamb shoulder. Seasoned with salt, cumin and garlic, it’s a simple, hands-off alternative to braising that results in moist flavorful meat. You could serve it simply with couscous and roasted vegetables, or you could do what I did […]

Easter Hams and Lambs

Will you be serving a Glazed Ham or Leg of Lamb from The Local Butcher Shop this Easter Sunday? Here are our tips and tricks for cooking your holiday roast. Glazed Ham Take the ham out of the refrigerator 2-3 hours before you plan to warm it. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees. Put the ham […]