Photo credit: Holly Rike
For people who want to cook and eat LOCALLY, NUTRITIOUSLY AND
MAKING LOCAL WORK
…right here in New England and New York.
We produce the highest quality supply of 100% grass-fed beef and other
pasture-raised meat including chicken, pork and lamb
from nearby highly principled farms.
By partnering with SMALL INDUSTRIOUS FARMERS
instead of industrial factory farms,
we are REINVIGORATING our local agricultural economy,
in support of healthier and happier animals, people and communities.
How We Started
For my wife and me, the negative images of industrial factory farms never really changed our minds. It wasn’t that they weren’t powerful, but their impact seemed to fade over time. What truly changed our lifestyle was something more positive: when we harvested our own vegetables and enjoyed them with a roast chicken that had been raised outside on pasture by our neighbors, the meal yielded good conversation and amazing flavors that were nothing like we’d experienced before. Chicken that just tasted better – full of flavor and richness. Kristen was inspired to go into agriculture herself, harvesting vegetables by hand and raising lamb at a nearby farm.
As it turns out, we discovered that there are many other farmers here in New England and New York doing everything right—feeding animals what they’re meant to eat and raising them outside in the sunshine. Steve, Alethea, Wallace, Beth, Julie, Ben, Jonathan – these are our people. They share our values and produce food in a way that we can all admire. But there was no clear road from these farms to our kitchens. So that is our intention: linking our re-emerging local agricultural economy to you.
Behind every cut is a network of farmers, butchers and laborers dedicated to using best practices from a health, environmental, and ethical perspective. Beginning with the farmer moving her chickens to fresh pasture each dawn and ending with our members enjoying locally grown meals—there’s a community of us who believe in the power of linking our land to our food.
We started this company because we found something worth sharing right in our backyard.