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Jan 24, 2008 11:25 AM

Good Butcher/Fresh Meat & Poultry in Eastern CT

My husband and I are looking for a permanent alternative to the not-so-good meat and poultry available in the supermarkets (actually, we're trying to get away from the big chains for good!).

Anyone use a good butcher, delivery service or perhaps farm-sold goods for beef, pork, veal, lamb, chicken, turkey, eggs, etc? I am especially looking for a source of good pork and pork fat for my sausage-making endeavors.

We love to cook, are interested in using more of the cheaper and "nasty bits" as we expand our culinary range, so any help is much appreciated!

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  1. Bogner's (Manchester and Vernon) is always good for beef. I've been going there for a couple of years, and supermarket "meat" is a thing of the past, both in terms of price and quality.

    1. I just learned of this via a flyer sent to me by my local organic farmer.

      Winter’s Farmer Market beginning the first Saturday in February through the last Saturday in April from 10-2pm at the Fiddlehead’s location in New London, CT at 13 Broad Street. There will be over 22 vendors, including organic meat vendors.

      email for more information.

      1. Center of the Plate on Main Street in Glastonbury has very good meats and poultry, but they are a bit pricey. Jay

        1. I've never done business wuith them, but you might try

          Woodbridge Farm, David and Julia Smagorinsky, farmers,
          30 Woodbridge Road, Salem CT 06420. (860) 889-5797.

          1. Try Beaver Brook Farm in Lyme for lamb, veal, and wonderful cheeses.