Check out these beautiful steaks in our case! Our animals are raised and slaughtered locally within 60 miles of Rochester. Our partner farms raise their animals in a sustainable way without using growth hormones or preventive antibiotics. They are pasture-raised feeding mostly on grass. If you think our meats are pricier than what you'll find in grocery stores, you are absolutely right. Our meats come from farms that stick to old farming methods that are not wreaking havoc on the environment like what those factory farms are doing out there in central part of America. Our farmers do not raise their animals in cramp industrial factory farms that aim to achieve economy of scale, maximize efficiency, and drive the cost down, where the animals cannot move an inch, not to mention see the sunlight throughout their lives, doped in hormones and antibiotics, which will be passed on to you. That said, it is wrong to compare our meats with those from grocery stores, because they're just different products. It's like going to Mercedes and ask the dealers why their cars are more expensive than other cars. Remember, not all animals are created equal. Animals come from a variety of sources and are raised in many different ways. Grocery stores are cheaper because they get cheaper meats. We bring quality meats that cost more to raise and therefore more to purchase.
Add to that, we provide fresh meats. You can see our meats hanging or aging in our cooler through the glass window. We bring in whole animals, whereas grocery stores bring in boxes of vacuum packed meats. When you go to a grocery story to buy your meats, think about these questions. How long have they been sitting in vacuum packs or even freezers before they hit the shelves? Where are they from? Which country are they from, since it is no longer required by law to show origins of meat products on the label? When were they slaughtered and where? How many different animals and different mystery parts of animals from how many different countries do you think are contained in that package of mystery ground beef sitting in front of you? Do you not want to know where your meat is from? We can answer all of those questions about our meat because our mission is to provide that missing link between traditional farmers and consumers so that consumers will find their way back to the animals raised in the right way because quite simply, that's the kind of meat that we want to feed our kids and their kids.
For more information about our meats, please come to our shop and ask the butcher!