Meat in Ocean/Monmouth County
I am looking for a good butcher in Ocean/Monmouth County. Looking for specialty meats like mutton, game and offal meat. I would also be interested in finding a good place to find pasture raised meat and poultry.
This is an excellent topic and I look forward to any new information anyone may share. I have found that true "free range"/pasture raised chickens, for example, are nearly impossible to find. I used to get them at supermarkets, but they have been replaced by the "hormone free" etc. birds that taste just like Perdue.
D.A. Barsch, "The German Butcher," in Toms River is the best butcher shop I am aware of in the area. I would think that they would provide you with most offal meats, but a phone call is probably prudent.
There is a place in Asbury Park that typically sells mutton. I think it may be called "Meat n More," and is located on Main Street.
I almost forgot about Cherry Grove Farm. They sell pasture raised beef, pork and lamb. They are not in Mon/OC, as the farm is close to Princeton, however, they do sell at the Red Bank Farmers' Market on Sundays.
Cherry Grove Farm
3200 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648