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The shop will reopen Friday, January 14th

After a full week of closure due to COVID, we are thrilled to announce the shop will reopen with regular hours Friday, January 14th. To our relief, our staff who tested positive for COVID have recovered in isolation and have now tested negative. In addition, our staff who had close contact with these individuals have […]

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, […]

How has COVID-19 changed our business? It hasn’t.

If you ask our customers why they choose to eat organic, locally-raised meat, you’ll probably get a lot of different answers. Some people do it for environmental reasons, some people do it for health, and just about everyone will tell you that they do it because clean, fresh meat simply tastes amazing. At The Local […]

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 […]