Butcher in Hampton Roads area
We are looking to buy a freezer-sized quantity of beef from a butcher / farmer, preferably antibiotic-free. If anyone could recommend one, I'd be quite appreciative.
BTW, I'm a new member -- apologies if my posting format is off. Please feel free to educate me! :-)
There was just something in the paper last week about a farm where you can order a side of beef from...but i do not remember...you could try the Pilot's archives...they have a small section in the Food Section weekly about local fresh food
I'm not sure about anti-biotic free, but I would definitely look into the butcher at the Virginia Beach Farmer's Market. It is at the corner of Princess Anne and Landstown Rd. I don't know the name. They have the best steaks that we've found around here. I'd be interested in other replies too....as the VB market is a drive for us.
There is a farmer in Suffolk who is committed to natural farming. He offers many types of meat, including beef - grass fed! Their website is http://www.fullquiverfarm.com/ (I got a fresh turkey from them for Thanksgiving, it was AMAZING.)
Another local butcher is Central Meats in Chesapeake, VA. Their website is http://centralmeats.com/
Full Quiver Farm
2801 Manning Road, Suffolk, VA
I don't know if you found a place to purchase beef. We sell grassfed, hormone and antibiotic-free cattle. We have just had a farm audit by the Animal Welfare Approved organization and the American Grassfed Association. Both make sure that the animals are well cared for and are raised in a natural environment with adequate pastures, water supply, etc. We have recently instituted a breeding program crossing our registered Polled Hereford cattle with registered Black Angus. Genetic testing has shown that this is an excellent cross which produces the best quality grassfed beef . Please feel free to call us if you are or someone you know, is interested in buying some quality beef.
Walker's Prime Havest
Decatur, Tennesee 37322