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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]