The more we learn about what goes into grocery store meats and foods, the more willing people are to seek alternatives. When it comes to finding high-quality, natural meats, the options are limited in local towns like Newtown, Monroe, Danbury, Bethel, and Southbury, CT. This is why Butcher’s Best remains such a cherished destination in upper Fairfield County. It’s one of the only local butcher shops. And we carry only natural cuts of meat with no antibiotics or hormones. What does that mean to you? If you live in the local area, it means you have access to the highest-quality cuts of meat. Here’s why a butcher shop like Butcher’s Best is a smart choice.

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You Always Know What You’re Getting
Unlike grocery stores, high-quality butcher shops specialize in quality. The good ones will carry only the best, high-grade cuts. Often they will bring in the whole animal and butcher in-house. This ensures the proper cutting techniques, reduces processing, and allows them to offer specialty cuts. In the case of Butcher’s Best, our meats are also completely free of growth hormones and antibiotics. In addition, many of our suppliers are small, local farms. Grocery store meat typically comes from enormous industrial facilities where the animals are raised using inhumane feeding, living, and care methods.

Grocery store meat cutters are hourly employees just working for a weekly paycheck. They are not invested in how the customer is treated. Local butcher shops specialize in providing excellent customer service. This means that your butcher will actually communicate to help you understand how to prepare and cook the meat, and they’re willing to help you determine what types of cuts would work best for your dish. In addition, the butcher shop is more likely to offer unique cuts that are typically hard to find elsewhere. At Butcher’s Best you’re a person first, not a customer. We always make sure that you are well taken care of.

Local Support
When you choose the local butcher shop, you’re helping to support a local business. In addition, you are helping to support the local farmers that supply the shop. At Butcher’s Best our local farmer provide us with meats as well as dairy and produce. A few of them include Rowland Farm in Oxford, Arethusa in Litchfield, and Shortts Produce Farm in Sandy Hook.

Choosing a high-quality butcher shop means you will likely pay more, but you’ll always get what you pay for. If you’ve experienced the taste, quality, and service that a good butcher can provide, it’s hard to justify going back to the grocery store.