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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 […]

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 […]