We hope you and your families had a wonderful holiday season, and we wish you a happy new year. Our walk in cooler has been cleared by the Health Department, so we finally have MEAT in the house! Many of you have been in touch with questions about what we plan to offer in our shop. Well, we’re proud to have some fantastic grass fed beef both from our friends at Austin Brothers Farm in Belchertown as well as from Elmartin in Cheshire. By the time we open, which now looks like the week of January 13th, we will have perfectly aged steaks (both familiar like Ribeye and relatively unfamiliar like Denver Steak and Sirloin Culotte), house made roast beef and pastrami, roasts like your grandmother used to make and our special blend of mouth watering ground beef. Our pastured pork is from Gray Dog’s Farm in Huntington, and from these lovely hogs we’ll be cutting juicy pork chops and hams as well as our favorite sausages and house smoked bacon. If you like lamb, you’ll love the young mutton we have from Little Brook Farm in Sunderland. Flavorful and tender, we’ll stock our cases with boneless and stuffed legs, chops, and some spicy and delicious merguez sausage. All this as well as stocks, rendered cooking fats and more will be on offer when we open our doors.
As you can see, our humanely raised meat comes directly from farms in the Pioneer Valley and surrounding area and hasn’t been shipped in a box from the Midwest or Canada. We’re proud to be the Valley’s only nose to tail butcher shop and even more proud that every dollar of our cost of goods budget goes to local family farms. These farms are our friends and neighbors, and your gracious support of Sutter Meats will help these family run businesses thrive. Thank you again. We’ll be in touch soon with hours of operation and our grand opening date!