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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.

    http://www.bognermeats.com/

    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 sile.herbert@snet.net.com 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.
          E-mail: woodbridgefarm@sbcglobal.net
          Website: http://www.woodbridgefarmonline.com

          1. Try Beaver Brook Farm in Lyme for lamb, veal, and wonderful cheeses. http://www.beaverbrookfarm.com/