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The Local Butcher Shop was named the #3 Butcher Shop in the USA by Daily Meal!

The Local Butcher Shop in the news!

San Francisco Chronicle: Worker Owned Bay Area food businesses are on the rise, February 2022

Edible East Bay: Worker Owned Meets the Moment, Spring 2022

The Wall Street Journal: How you should be handling fats in your kitchen, January 2021

Food & Wine: The Best Butcher Shops in America, November 2020

San Francisco Chronicle: Bay Area gifts for the food lovers in your life, November 2020

San Francisco Chronicle: Bay Area grocery deliveries let you cook and avoid the crowds, October 2020

San Francisco Chronicle: It’s already time to reserve Thanksgiving turkeys, October 2020

Diablo Magazine: East Bay Food Creators, May 2020

CBS SF Bay Area KPIX: Small Berkeley Butcher Shop Thrives Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, May 2020

Eater: Everything to Know About Freezing and Defrosting Meat, May 2020

Berkeleyside: As Berkeley finds comfort in pizza, wine and meat, these 3 businesses are thriving during lockdown, April 2020

Berkeleyside: Berkeley’s ‘closed signs’: Heartfelt, funny and depressing, April 2020

CBS SF Bay Area KPIX: Local Sourcing Dodges COVID-19 Challenges To Meat Supply Chain, April 2020

Berkeleyside: What does it mean for small butchers when meat is the ‘bad guy’? October 2019

Berkeleyside: Berkeley’s small food business owners get creative to make ends meet. But is it enough to compete with chains? October 2019

San Francisco Chronicle: ‘East Bay Cooks’ celebrates culinary diversity of Oakland, Berkeley and other cities, September 2019

Highlights: How to Raise a Farm-to-Table Eater, June 2018

Berkeleyside: Watch Local Butchers Prepare an Order for Chez Panisse, May 2017

Berkeleyside: ‘Knee-Deep in Animals’: Women Butchers Talk ShopMay 2016

Berkeleyside: 4 East Bay food companies up for Work Local AwardsApril 2016

The Fresno Bee: Fresno County farmer’s organically raised pork in demand, March 2016

The New York Times: The Pleasure of a Steak at Home, August 2015

The Chicago Tribute: Picnic-perfect pâtés is easier than you may think, July 2015 Top 10 Local Butchers in the Bay Area, June 2015

San Francisco Chronicle: Flesh and blood – from sausages to stews, a spot of red enrichesFebruary 2015

Spoon University: The Local Butcher Shop, November 2014

KALX 90.7: Method to the Madness: Farm to Table sustainable Meat: The Local Butcher Shop, March 2014  Slow Cured Corned Beef with Kitchen Coach Aaron Rocchino, March 2014

JWeekly: the organic epicure |  Butcher shop in Berkeley answering to a higher standard than kosher?, January 2014

Off Metro: Good Neighbors: Monica Rocchino of The Local Butcher Shop, January 2014

Food & Wine Blog: The Coolest Butcher Shops, October 2013

The Daily Meal: America’s 25 Best Butcher Shops, October 2013

East Bay Express: A Guide to Grilling and Smoking May 15. 2013

Eater: SF: The Local Butcher Shop’s Aaron and Monica Rocchino, March 13, 2013

Eater: National: Watch a Short Doc on the New Generation of Butchers, January 11, 2013

East Bay Express: When Butchers Make Sandwiches , October 31, 2012

Sunset Magazine: Top 50 Local Food Shops, October 2012 Issue

C Magazine: Weddings, July 2012 Issue of

Bay Area News Group: Sustainable Meat Shop in Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto and Sustainable Ranching Renaissance Takes Hold in Northern California, May 2, 2012

San Francisco Magazine: 10 Artisans to Watch, April 2012 Issue

East Bay Express: The Benefits of Pasture-Raised Meat and Homesteading 2.0, March 28, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle: Bay Area Butchers Help Consumers Buy and Cook for Taste and Economy, February 12, 2012

New York Times: Increasingly, Meat’s Origins are Valued, January 19, 2012

The East Bay Monthly: No Bones About It, January 2012 Issue

East Bay Express: Happy Holiday Meats, November 22, 2011

BerkeleySide: Whole Beast Butcher Taps Appetite for Local Meat, November 9, 2011

New York Times: The Lost Art of Buying From a Butcher, November 2, 2011

Mother Jones: Good News about Beer and Butchers, November 2, 2011

Tablehopper: The Local Butcher Shop Now Open in Berkeley, September 27, 2011

Tasting Table: A Cut Above, September 16, 2011

The Daily Cal: Former Chez Panisse Chef Opens Sustainable Butcher Shop in Berkeley, September 5, 2011

Grub Street: New Sustainable Butcher Shop from a Chez Panisse Alum Opens in Berkeley, August 26, 2011

SF Gate: East Bay’s Local Cafe, Local Butcher Shop, August 28, 2011

BerkleySide: Chef Panisse Chef Opens Butcher Shop in Berkeley , August 26, 2011

BerkeleySide: Chez Panisse Chef to Open Artisan Butcher Shop, May 26, 2011