Craft Butchery Merges with Fleisher’s

Ryan Fibiger discovered after four years running Craft Butchery just how complicated the business of pastured, whole animal butchery is to do the right way on a small scale. And the corners that other companies cut – buying boxed meats, outsourcing cutting – to keep costs down.

5 Reasons to Go Grass Fed

Almost all the meat you purchase in the grocery store and eat in restaurants and fast food outlets is from factory farms (ditto for school lunch). So is the dairy. Slow down just a minute to ponder the fact that the meat you eat and milk you drink is from animals kept confined, indoors, 24/7 on feedlots instead of being raised on pasture.

2013 Guide to Local and Heritage Turkeys

Too early to start thinking about buying your Thanksgiving bird? Think again! Farmers and retailers have gotten an early start informing us about their local and heritage turkey offerings this year, so we’ve decided to publish right away and add to the guide as we receive new information. Check back for updates or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for notifications.

Smoked Bronto Beef Ribs

Since I couldn’t find any good ribs in Fairfield, I decided to make my own. I started researching rib recipes, especially Texas Beef Ribs, which I remember as being outstanding at a company event held last year at Blue Smoke, Danny Meyer’s barbeque place on 27th street in NYC. I found a NYT article about the restaurant with a Salt-and-Pepper Beef Ribs recipe adapted from Kenny Callaghan of Blue Smoke and decided to go with it.

2012 Guide to Local and Heritage Turkeys

Farmers and retailers have gotten an early start informing us about their turkey offerings this year, so we’ve decided to publish right away and add to the guide as we receive new information. So be sure to check back for updates or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for notifications. While it’s true that buying pasture-raised turkeys from local farms as well as Heritage breed turkeys has gotten easier, some advance planning is still required. Since these turkeys are highly coveted and in short supply, my best advice is to consult this guide and place your order as soon as possible.

Farm to Table for Fido

Saugatuck's Fido Food

There’s big news for locavore dog owners: Saugatuck Craft Butchery in Westport will begin selling their house made “Farm to Bowl” raw dog food this Friday. The search for a sustainable option to mass produced dog food ends with the ability to serve Fido the same quality food owners can choose for themselves.

Fairfield Green Food Guide
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