Originally Posted by WildWes
I know I can try google but Im not trying to drive all over town. I was just hoping someone in the area had experience at a market or farm like this, where I can get fresh cuts of meat, and could tell me if they thought the service, meat quality, and staff were good or bad. Also if the establishment had different meat then the regular.(I.E. venison)
I don't know about other areas, but I live in an area that may have the most butcher shops per square mile than any other part of the world, and none of them sell Venison. Only a few of them will even process deer & other wild game for you, but none of them will sell it. I'm sure it is due to rules set forth to keep wild meat from tainting other meats.
Good luck on your search---There should be a number of guys on here who can help you.
On Edit: It has been brought to my attention that maybe in Asia, there are more meat markets than in SouthEast PA. I guess I should have specified small country type family butcher shops, which is what I think of when I hear "Traditional Butcher Shops" mentioned, like WildWes asked about. Also, as far as I know, none of the ones I referred to do any butchering of either dogs or cats. I'm talking about when you ask the young lady or young man if they have any more Ribeyes than you see in the glass showcase, they yell, "Dad, any more Ribeyes?" And Mom is usually holding down the cash register. My kind of butcher shop!
We have a hard time finding a place to go to eat good smoked meat (except at home), but it's not for lack of butcher shops.
Edited by Bearcarver - 5/18/11 at 6:42am