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"Bacon, and How It Came to Be"

By BEN PAYNTER of the New York Times   KANSAS CITY, MO. — For Alex Swanstrom, an auditor at a financial firm, cutting into the dead pig wasn’t hard. It was what happened next that made him rethink whether whole-animal … Continue reading

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"Old School Carnivore: A Trip to Saugatuck Craft Butchery"

By, R.J. Marchetti Butcher shops are perhaps one of the best examples of a vestige of food buying. It was not uncommon in the days of my grandparents to head down to the local butcher shop for all your meat … Continue reading

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"The Meat of The Matter"

Written by Mary Shustack Photographs by Sinead Deane Ryan Fibiger stands behind the counter of Saugatuck Craft Butchery, chatting away as he forms the most generous of burgers, by hand, one at a time. He eases each one onto the … Continue reading

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"Farm to Table for Fido"

By Analiese Paik There’s big news for locavore dog owners: Saugatuck Craft Butchery in Westport will begin selling their house made “Farm to Bowl” raw dog food this Friday. The search for a sustainable option to mass produced dog food … Continue reading

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"Summer Grilling Tips from Saugatuck Craft Butchery"

Saugatuck Craft Butchery caught our eye recently with tips for better grilling, and we just had to share. by Ana Rocha The butchery is an old-fashioned shop with modern-day ideals (not to mention beautiful new digs). It carries only pasture-raised, … Continue reading

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"Lamb Bellies and Saugatuck Craft Butchery"

After hearing about this place from a friend over lunch a few weeks ago, I took my first trip down to Saugatuck Craft Butchery (575 Riverside Ave, Westport CT) to see what their shop was like. In their words, it’s … Continue reading

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"Just Like The Good ‘Ol Days – Only Better"

Ah!  the good old days, when life was simple. Meats and vegetables came fresh from our neighborhood vendors and local farmers.  Our parents were friends with the local butcher and the butcher was always eager to save us that special … Continue reading

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"MEET YOUR MEAT"

How a chat with the butcher can change the way you eat Ryan Fibiger at the counter. STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY SHERRI BROOKS VINTON You can tell a good butcher not by what he puts in your mouth but by … Continue reading

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"A Visit To Saugatcuk Craft Butchery in Westport, Connecticut"

  Back in May of 2010, Joshua Applestone, of Fleisher’s Grass-Fed & Organic Meats, appeared on my television show and taught me the basics of butchering a pig.  Disturbed by what they knew of industrial-farm practices, Joshua and his wife, … Continue reading

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"CT Post: New Generation of Neighborhood Butchers Revive Long Lost Craft"

Inside the brightly-lit storefront of Saugatuck Craft Butchery, Ryan Fibiger stood before an oversized carving table, gripped his bladed knife and made neat slices into a primal cut of lamb. The meat had been picked up from a local farm that … Continue reading

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