We are now a worker-owned business

Join us October 30th to celebrate ten years of good meat and custom-cut butchery! Aaron and I started this butcher shop ten years ago to bring locally-sourced, well-raised meat to home cooks of the East Bay. Another goal was to see more of each other since our prior jobs had us working opposite shifts. Well, […]

Eat Good Meat, Save the Planet: Behind the Scenes at Your Local Butcher

Concerned about climate change? We are, too! Pastured animals are an essential part of regenerating our soil. Soil regeneration combats climate change. This new year we resolve to educate our friends and customers about the virtues of pasture-raised animal husbandry.—Monica & Aaron Rocchino & The Local Butcher Shop Team When you first walk into The Local Butcher Shop, a […]

Eat Good Meat, Save the Planet: A Customer’s Perspective

Concerned about climate change? We are, too! Pastured animals are an essential part of regenerating our soil. Soil regeneration combats climate change. This new year we resolve to educate our friends and customers about the virtues of pasture-raised animal husbandry. —Monica & Aaron Rocchino & The Local Butcher Shop Team Richard Cobeen is a good man to know, especiall...

Eat Good Meat, Save the Planet: The Science

Concerned about climate change? We are, too! Pastured animals are an essential part of regenerating our soil. Soil regeneration combats climate change. This new year we resolve to educate our friends and customers about the virtues of pasture-raised animal husbandry. —Monica & Aaron Rocchino & The Local Butcher Shop Team These days we’re all trying to walk a little ...

Eat Good Meat, Save the Planet: Grass Farming

Concerned about climate change? We are, too! Pastured animals are an essential part of regenerating our soil. Soil regeneration combats climate change. This new year we resolve to educate our friends and customers about the virtues of pasture-raised animal husbandry. —Monica & Aaron Rocchino & The Local Butcher Shop Team Like a lot of ranchers, Loren Poncia has a [&he...

Meatballs in Red Sauce

If you pick up a pack of our house-made beef ricotta meatballs, we recommend making Chef Jason’s red sauce. It’s a simple tomato sauce that comes together easily with stuff you probably have on hand. Simmer the meatballs in the sauce, and serve over hot cooked pasta (we love Baia pasta) or polenta with grated […]

Roasted Spatchcocked Chicken with Preserved Lemon

Spatchcock is a butchery term that refers to splitting open poultry or game birds for cooking. The backbone is removed and the carcass is pushed flat. The benefit to spatchcocking a chicken is faster, more even cooking. I also find it much easier to carve for serving. It’s particularly good for grilling and a great […]

Spring Shepherd’s Pie with Peas & Mint

Two reasons to love Shepherd’s Pie: First, it does not involve rolling out a pie crust; and second, it does involve mashed potatoes. This spring-inspired shepherd’s pie is adapted from Felicity Cloake’s recipe for a very classic version. For a lighter touch, the potatoes are mashed with yogurt and olive oil. (For a dairy free […]