Our friendly, knowledgeable butchers working with high-quality beef, poultry, pork, lamb and veal. We are committed to providing choices that appeal to different tastes and budgets – as well as preferences for natural, organic, sustainably raised and more.
Ground Beef: We don’t buy ground beef from anyone – we make it ourselves. We grind multiple varieties of beef every day in the Market. You can purchase any quantity you want (if you don’t see what you want in the packages we set out, please ask). We don’t add anything to our ground beef (including “pink slime” or “meat glue”) or use “scrap” meat — we grind only fresh beef and only the highest quality cuts.
Oregon Country Beef: We’ve been partnering with this business (including when it was called Country Natural) since 1988 because of its deeply rooted commitment to quality, humane animal care and sustainability. These cows are on a “never ever” program, meaning they’re never ever given antibiotics or hormones. And they’re fed a vegetarian diet.
Grass-fed Beef: Beef from grass-fed cows contains more Omega 3s and fewer saturated fats than grain-fed beef. We offer meat from Great Northern Cattle Company in Red Fork, MT. Their beef comes from cows that receive no hormones or antibiotics and are raised on pastures of grass and alfalfa all their lives — unlike the normal practice of using grain to fatten them in the last few months before processing, called “finishing.”
USDA Choice Angus Beef: USDA Choice beef is the highest quality grade of beef next to hard-to-find Prime. Angus beef is renowned for excellent marbling, flavor and tenderness. So we offer cuts that are both USDA Choice and Angus.
If it’s on our shelves, you can count on it being fresh and from a reputable producer.
Smart Chicken: What makes this so smart is that it is air-chilled and you really can taste the difference. These chickens are chilled individually with purified, cold air rather than in big batches in vats of water, which is how most chickens are processed. This eliminates water absorption and cross contamination. The chickens are free-range, fed a vegetable grain, and are never given antibiotics. It’s simply a cleaner, tastier chicken! This is our premium offering. Whole chickens, and chicken parts, are organic, as well.
Continue reading for more about our other poultry offerings, our Heritage Pork program, holiday cuts and more specialized offerings.