Meat & Seafood
Want to know who’s raising your meat? The Healthy Living Meat Department has made long-lasting connections with farmers who we’ve come to know personally. We offer local, organic, humanely raised, antibiotic and hormone-free options for beef, poultry, pork, lamb and more. We purchase whole animals from local farms and butcher them in-house, which makes for a superb cut, zero waste of the animal, and is good for the farmer’s bottom line. Our talented in-house butchers source the best specialty meats and create a plethora of unique charcuterie — from sausage to pâté and everything in between. Our team can fill any special order you may have in mind.
As for seafood, we’re proud to partner with Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program to help spread awareness of seafood sustainability by offering delicious seafood options that are healthy for you and the environment. We also work closely with the suppliers who purchase our seafood direct from the docks as soon as boats anchor, ensuring Healthy Living customers get the freshest fish available!
We think you’ll agree that our Meat and Seafood Department is amazing — it’s a testament to knowledge, experience, and a deep commitment to supporting local farmers and small suppliers who have a serious passion for their art!
Healthy Living Loves Local: Stonewood Farm
By Jackie Cooper • Friday, October 4th, 2013
Stonewood Farm has been raising quality Vermont Turkeys for 25 years in Orwell, VT. The farm has always been family owned and operated and is currently run by Peter Stone and Siegrid Mertens. Peter Stone is a lucky man to be able say he farms for a living – and not to say that farming necessitates a comfortable living, but many other passionate Vermont farmers supplement their income with second jobs, some full-time on top of the full-time farm work. Even in his case, Stone continues to recite the same mantra as the rest: “You don’t do it because you’re going to make a lot of money. The most rewarding part is being able to own my own farm and work outdoors while being able to do what I love to do.”
When Stonewood decided to move their focus from a cattle farm to a turkey farm, they started with just 300 birds. They now raise almost 30,000! Stonewood’s turkeys and turkey products are all natural – to them this means that their animals eat a completely vegetarian diet, made of soybeans and corn, with absolutely no animal fat, antibiotics or growth hormones involved.
The slow growth of the turkeys at Stonewood ensures a delicious, premium quality bird with a superior flavor and juiciness that is naturally self-basting!
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