Choose Local Meats
Did you know if you value local foods you are a “Locavore”? Now that you know your new nickname—which means you’re a person who promotes the practice of eating foods grown within a 100-mile radius—you can welcome friends and family to enjoy warm, loving, nutritious, and local meals. But ORDER EARLY, as you are not the only Locavore around—the numbers are growing rapidly each year.
Grass-fed beef and lamb raised on pasture without antibiotics, pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers in Tivoli and Claverack. Lamb, fed on fresh forages, minerals, and mother’s milk, is sold by the half or whole. Steers, grass-fed and grass-finished, are sold by the whole, half, or split quarter. Order online. PO Box 22, Tivoli. awesomefarmny.com.
Brook Farm Project
This nonprofit CSA farm, located at the foot of the Shawangunk Ridge, has an established relationship with SUNY New Paltz and runs a farmers’ market on campus each autumn. Offering organic grass-fed beef and free-range chicken. 60 Gatehouse Road, New Paltz. 845-255-1052. brookfarmproject.org.
This family-run farm uses “old-fashioned,” “beyond organic” farming to produce “gourmet-quality” organic, free-range pork, beef, and poultry. OMRI-certified Fetrell mineral supplements are used to feed Heritage-Breed Large Black and Berkshire pigs; Cornish Cross hens; and cattle from the Wye Angus Program at the University of Maryland. 1292 Albany Post Road, Gardiner. 845-895-7433. brookside-farm.com.
This family run natural beef ranch offers quarter and half cuts of organic, grass-fed, hormone- and antibiotic-free beef, fed on USDA-certified organic grain and processed humanely at a family-owned slaughterhouse in Pine Plains. The farm also offers free-range organic eggs, and sports visitors’ cottage rentals and freely roaming peacocks. PO Box 308, Gardiner. 845-895-8928. brykillfarm.com.
Four Winds Farm
Free-range turkey and chicken; organic, grass-fed heritage breed beef, lamb, and pork (from endangered breed Glostershire Old Spots pigs) grown on this family run farm/CSA. Chicken and meat available through November; turkey in time for Thanksgiving. 158 Marabac Road, Gardiner. 845-255-3088. users.bestweb.net/~fourwind.
Fox Hill Farm
Grass-fed, heritage breed British White, Murray Grey, Red Devon, and cross-bred beef raised on a family farm whose land has been in the family and protected from development since 1882. Quarters, halves, whole beef custom cuts, as well as steaks, roasts, burgers, and hot dogs that are all-beef, no-nitrate with natural casing. Processing is completed at local facilities or humanely at the farm if an animal is purchased “on the hoof.” Visitors welcome. 887 E. Ancram Road, Ancramdale. 518-329-2405. foxhillfarmgrassfedbeef.com.
Full Moon Farm
Grass fed beef, pastured pork, chicken and lamb. Farm Store located at 54 Steves Lane, Gardiner. 845-255-5602
Grass-fed, organic, heritage breed Devon beef available on a limited basis and Icelandic cross lamb available by the whole or half through November. 1830 Route 9, Germantown. 518-537-4668. email@example.com.
Hancock Angus Farm
Grass-fed Angus Beef by the pound, by the quarter, by the side, or “on hoof”—whatever you need or desire. By appointment only. Call 845-266-5024. 10 Oak Drive, Clinton Corners. 845-266-5024. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grass-fed, heritage breed British White and Murray Grey beef, which boast century-old physiologies, and lamb, free-range Cornish Rock chicken, and Berkshire Cross pork, all pastured through sustainable farming and holistic management on organic feed mixed with grass, alfalfa, clover, and pasture insects, and offering a high level of Omega 3s. Products can be ordered online and shipped UPS or picked up at the farm. 90 Wiltsie Bridge Road, Ancramdale. 518-329-3769. herondalefarm.com.
Hickory Field Farm
Located in Orange County, offering especially tender Miniature Hereford and Lowline Angus grass-fed beef; and pasture-raised heritage breed Freedom Rangers poultry. Pickup at farm or delivery available. Reservations requested. 72 Post Road, Slate Hill. 845-606-2071. hickoryfieldfarm.blogspot.com.
This breeder of Icelandic and Shetland sheep sells grass-fed lamb and two ideal lamb flavorings—organic garlic and lavender—along with fine-quality wool fibers. 190 Yantz Road, Red Hook. 845-758-3130.
Grass-fed, steroid- and antibiotic-free Angus-Hereford crossed beef available by phone and pickup at the farm. All cuts available at any amount, from one to 100 pounds. Order by phone or email. 1308 Bruynswick Road, Gardiner. 845-255-5995. kiernanfarm.com.
Grass-fed beef raised on grass and legumes without grain, antibiotics, growth hormones, or animal by-products. Packaged cuts of finished beef: whole or half beef available. Call to order for pickup at farm store. 1958 Route 21, Ghent. 518-929-3076. kinderhookfarm.com.
Knoll Krest Farms
Award-winning, free-range, antibiotic- and hormone-free chicken. 154 Old Bulls Head Road, Clinton Corners. 845-266-3845. knollkrestfarm.com.
Millbrook Venison Products
Pastured, gourmet-quality venison featured on The Food Network’s “The Essence of Emeril” in Chef Emeril Lagasse’s Braised Celery Root with Grilled Millbrook Venison Chops and Celery Root.
499 Verbank Road, Millbrook. 845-677-8457.
Grass-fed beef, without antibiotics or hormones, and Christmas trees. 689 Schultzville Road, Clinton Corners. 845-554-6142. email@example.com.
Movable Beast Farm
Grass-fed and -finished beef raised on kelp, certified-organic minerals, natural salts, baleage, and hay. No antibiotics, hormones, grains, pesticides, or herbicides used. Delivery available throughout the Hudson Valley; retail cuts occasionally sold at the farm. 45 Boodle Hole Road, Accord. 845-626-2790.
New York Beef Company
Grass-fed, all-natural beef free of antibiotics, hormone implants, and animal by-products, raised on New York farms. 41 Stringham Road, Arlington. 866-358-0288. newyorkbeef.com.
North Wind Farm
This family run farm, started in 1982, offers certified organic beef, goat, lamb, and rabbit as well as all-natural, free-range turkey, Guinea hen, duck, squab, and chicken. 185 East Kerley Corners Road, Tivoli. Farm pickup. 845-757-5591. northwindfarmsallnatural.com.
Oak Leaf Hill Farm
Naturally raised, non-medicated, grain-fed lamb and beef cut, wrapped, and frozen to your specifications. 223 Butts Hollow Road, Dover Plains. 845-677-8247.
Grass-fed Hereford beef raised by organic management and sustainable forestry practices on a family farm dedicated to ecological land stewardship. Steaks and roasts available; beef sold by half, by the box, or by the piece. 2433 Old Kings Road, Catskill. 518-943-7096. pathfinderfarms.com.
Quattro’s Game Farm
Free-range, natural wild turkey, geese, ducks (Pekin, Muscovy), pheasant, and organic, grass-fed beef and venison grown on a family run farm with on-site slaughterhouse and store. Open Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm; Sunday 8am-1pm. 107 Tinkertown Road, Route 44, Pleasant Valley. 845-635-2018.
Grass-fed heritage breed Devon beef sold in cuts, quarters, or halves. Orders may be picked up or delivered. 339 North Mabbettsville Rd, Millbrook. 845-677-8757.
Thunder Hill Farm
Pasture-raised pork, beef, free-range chickens and turkeys, and lamb, eggs, and seasonal veggies. Call or email for ordering early for Thanksgiving or special orders. Beef sold by halves and quarters; pork and lamb by half or parts. Farm stand open daily. 5908 Route 82, Stanfordville. 845-868-1306. firstname.lastname@example.org.
State fair champions’ natural beef features heritage breed Galloway, Belted Galloway, and Crossbred Cattle. 2947 Salt Point Turnpike, Clinton Corners. 845-266-5005. uphillfarm.net.
Upstate Farms of Highland
This year-round farm works with multiple small farms in upstate New York to offer locally produced meats when available, including turkey, poussin, pork, farm-raised venison (available fresh, frozen, or smoked), buffalo, quail, and rabbit. 286 Pleasantvale Road, Red Hook. 845-756-3803. upstatefarmsny.com.
Van Wie Natural Foods
Free-range turkey and chicken; natural pork, beef, and lamb; nitrate-free smoked meats and natural sausage, all raised on homegrown vegetarian grain without antibiotics or growth hormones. Seafood and prepared foods also available. Order by phone or online for UPS shipping or pickup at farm store. Open Tues-Sat 10-5. 6798 Route 9, Hudson. 518-828-0533. vanwienaturalmeats.com.
Two types of heritage breed turkey; heritage breed chicken available year round; Cornish rock crosses available seasonally; Pekin duck hatched from eggs laid on the farm; Scottish Highland and Devon beef; Gloucestershire Old Spot and Large Black pigs. Pickup only. Order via email: email@example.com or phone. 32 Rousner Lane, New Paltz. 845-384-6888. veritasfarms.com.
Willow Wood Farm
Free-range, all-natural turkey available at Thanksgiving. No hormones or antibiotics used; humane animal processing on site. 26 Graves Road, Mechanicville. 518-664-0750.
Grass-Fed and Organic Meats
Founded in 2004 as an old-fashioned butcher shop specializing in premium meat products from local farmers and named for a turn-of-the-century Kingston butcher, Fleisher’s was chosen in 2010 by Food and Wine magazine as one of the top food businesses, and was named by Martha Stewart as a “Tastemaker”, one of nine culinary artisans to be honored. Fleisher’s offers free-range, 100-percent organic poultry, including turkey for Thanksgiving; chicken from Pristine Cuisine; heritage breed pork from a local Mennonite farm; pastured, 100-percent grass-fed beef in season and grass-fed, grain-finished beef throughout the year; pasture-raised, grain-finished lamb; and a wide variety of spiced chicken, lamb, and pork sausages. Virtually any cut of meat is available, but not all the time, so ordering in advance (via phone or email) is recommended, as is calling ahead to see what’s in stock. 307 Wall Street, Kingston. 845-338-6666. fleishers.com.
Jack’s Meats & Deli
Natural free-range and certified-organic turkey available throughout November and December (be sure to order ahead by phone for store pickup); free-range and organic chicken; grass-fed, organic beef and pork; plus unusual meats like ostrich and buffalo. Open daily 8am-8pm. 79 Main Street, New Paltz. 845-255-2244.
Smokehouse of the Catskills
A small German specialty store whose European heritage in the tradition of old world butchers is evident in the pride and quality of their meat products. The finest pork chops, steaks, hot dogs (with or without a natural casing), teewurst, kielbasa, chicken sausage, bratwurst, weisswurst, Westphalia ham, and more. Hunters should ask about venison processing. Thursday through Sunday 8am-6pm; Sunday 9am-4pm. 724 Route 212, Saugerties. 845-246-8767. smokehouseofthecatskills.com