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Organic Meats & Poultry

Locally sourced meats and poultry can transform your cooking like nothing else. Old-fashioned, well-marbled meats and flavorful birds are a joy to prepare. Like farm-fresh produce, they require less attention in the kitchen because the flavor is already there. Try these easy and delicious recipes to find out.
  1. All About Pork (23)
  2. Beef Recipes (33)
  3. Lamb Recipes (12)
  4. Local Poultry (42)

What Do Meat Labels Mean?
Grass-fed, organic, free-range - what do these terms all mean? Make sense of the meat counter with this guide to meat labels. You'll see that many of these common labels are vague or unverified. The best way to buy meat raised with specific standards is to find a producer or farm that follows the practices that are important to you.

The Butcher's Guide to Well-Raised Meat
No matter meat or poultry is your favorite, The Butcher's Guide to Well-Raised Meat by Joshua and Jessica Applestone and Alexandra Zissu is an excellent resource.

Types of Sausage
Now all sausage is created equal - or made the same. See the four main types of sausage - fresh, pre-cooked, smoked, and cured - and what defines them below.

Talking Turkey
What is a heritage breed? What's the difference between free-range and pastured? Get answers to these questions and more (along with sources for your own local turkey).

Where to Buy Bison/Buffalo Meat
For great stretches of the United States bison (buffalo) is a historically local meat. Leaner and with more beneficial fatty acids than beef, bison is heralded as a healthy protein source. Find sources for sustainably raised bison (buffalo) here.

How to Braise
See how easy it is to braise meats.

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