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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stock and Schmaltz for your Matzoh Ball Soup

Anticipating the approach of Passover, we’ve been collecting bones and fat from our pastured chickens to fill our icebox with poultry stock and schmaltz. Matzoh Ball Soup is a simple and comforting dish in which these ingredients will really shine. Pick up some matzoh meal and come on by, we’ve got pastured eggs for you […]