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Local Meat/Smokehouse in the Upper Valley

deweyweber54 Nov 16, 2009 06:05 PM

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.



  1. kaszeta Nov 17, 2009 04:35 AM

    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
      Morganna Nov 17, 2009 06:33 AM

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

      1. re: kaszeta
        solargarlic Mar 30, 2010 08:03 PM

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

      2. m
        melissaosu Nov 19, 2009 06:16 AM

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

        1. l
          littlebitcountry Mar 26, 2010 05:40 PM

          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. v
            VTer Mar 29, 2010 08:00 AM

            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
              kaszeta Mar 30, 2010 05:35 AM

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

            2. r
              River19 Apr 1, 2010 06:17 AM

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

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              1. re: River19
                Shann Apr 2, 2010 05:07 AM

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

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