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Nov 16, 2009 06:05 PM

Local Meat/Smokehouse in the Upper Valley

Hi All - We're wondering what you all have found as far as great bacon, lamb, beef, or other heart friendly, OK not necessarily heart friendly, but tasty, venues in and around the Upper Valley.
The whole local scene would be best, but not necessary.

Who is producing the most delightful farm raised tidbits in and around Hanover, Norwich, White River, or anywhere within a reasonable drive?

Also, any real milk producers in the area?
We're up for a roadtrip if need be.



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  1. Vermont Smoke and Cure (Barre, VT) and Garfields (Meriden, NH) are two of my favorites.

    North Country Smokehouse in Claremont does a really good product as well, but I don't know how "local" the meat is.

    Milk: McNamara Dairy in Plainfield.

    (New to the area?)

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    1. re: kaszeta

      Oh I love Vermont Smoke and Cure. I'm so glad the local stores carry their stuff. :)

      1. re: kaszeta

        I love Garfield's bacon! Where do they get their meats from though? I do like North Country as well.

      2. Check out Hogwash farm. They are in Norwich and are at the farmer's market on Saturdays. Their website is Great products and nice people!

        1. I like to buy grass fed beef from BlackWatch farm in Weathersfield. (The Inn at Weathersfield, by the way, uses almost entirely local meats.) I like Happy Hogs in Woodstock. I like Jersey Girls' veal in Chester, VT. And their raw milk is AWESOME!

          While you're in Chester, have a slice at Pizza Stone.

          1. I get my meat from Cloudland Farm on Cloudland Road in Pomfret VT. They have a little shop at their farm...usually open Saturday mornings that I know of...perhaps some other days as well. They will also have a booth at the Market on the Green in Woodstock on Wednesdays in the summer

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            1. re: VTer

              They've occasionally been at the Norwich and Lebanon farmers markets as well. I like Cloudland's beef.

            2. I also recommend Vermont Smoke and pepperoni on the market..........and their bacon is darn fine as well.

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              1. re: River19

                Have you tried their brats? My local Hannafords carries their ham steak, pepperoni and summer sausage, but not the brats or hot dogs.