Butchers Ian McClannan & George Neff
The Westover Market Butcher Shop is proud to provide local, pasture raised, "beyond organic" meats raised without any extra hormones or antibiotics to our customers. All animals are raised humanely on small family farms throughout Virginia and Maryland.
The Westover Market Butcher Shop is committed to practices that are good for the farmer, the animal, the consumer, and the environment. Beyond the facts that our meats are healthier, more humane, and support the local economy. They honestly just taste better, so come see for yourself!
The Westover Market Butcher Shop is also a full-service butcher shop specializing in doing custom-cuts and meat preparation. Are you looking for a whole suckling pig or a lamb to roast, or a pork shoulder or a brisket for the smoker? Are you trying to find a special cut of pork to make that one dish you had that one time in Germany, or do you need a batch of special sausages? How about a custom-ground burger blend for the homecoming tailgate? If so, we can help. With enough notice, we can get almost anything you might need, from whole pigs to exotic game (camel burgers, anyone?).To ensure that we can get you exactly what you need, please be sure to order ahead.
Winter is Here!!!
The weather is getting cold, fast. Time to start thinking about soups and roasts!
It's that time of year where we need to cover up the grills, and start breaking out the crock pots and roasting pans!
We are starting to carry more and more wonderful meat options that make great soups, stews, and roasts!! Whether its short ribs, ox tails, stew cubes, bottom round or top round roasts, whole chickens, or pork loin roasts, we have a great selection to help you get through the colder months. Come by or give us a call and let us know what you are looking for. If we don't carry it, we can definitely order it for you!
We are now offering fresh seafood, because you can't eat a steak every day.
After a recent fishing trip, we decided, "Hey, we should sell some of this stuff, too!" So, now we're offering a selection of very fine, very fresh seafood to our customers, with the same kind of commitment to sustainability and responsible practices that we follow with our other products. In keeping with this, we strive to offer only seafood certified "Best Choice" or "Good Alternative" by the Monterrey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program.
Right now, we're offering Verlasso Atlantic Salmon, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin tuna, scallops, and whatever else looks good and fresh.
If there's anything else you'd like to see in the seafood case (just to the right of the butcher's case), please let us know! We can also do special orders for just about anything that swims, in just about any quantity or style of preparation, with just a couple of days notice. If you like oysters (like we do), we can also help you out with cases of some of the finest and tastiest to be had.
EXOTIC FREEZER SECTION
Feeling a bit adventurous? We have just the thing for you in our freezer section! Located in Aisle 3 near the other icy items, we now have a great little selection of game and more exotic offerings. In there now are ducks, duck breasts, foie gras, rabbits, venison, elk, alligator andouille sausages (and a ton of others), pates, mousses, and a all kinds of fun things to try out! Tired of the same old beef, pork, chicken routine? Try Kangaroo!
PORK & POULTRY
We get our poultry (chickens and turkeys) from Fields of Athenry Farm (http://fieldsofathenryfarm.com/) in Purcellville, VA. They raise many of the animals there on their own farm, and partner with other like-minded farmers in the region to provide us with some of the tastiest birds available. Farm owner Elaine Boland is entirely committed to natural farming and to raising the best animals on pasture and without any hormones or antibiotics. Fields of Athenry also provides most of the lamb that we sell - their own cross between Dorset and Suffolk sheep - and it is delicious!
Planning ahead for the Holidays? We are happy to offer heritage breed Bronze turkeys from Fields of Athenry to make your turkey memorable. The flavor of these birds is extraordinary. Call us or come by to reserve one today!
EXOTIC MEATS AND GAME
Are you looking for something a little more unusual? Something special for a tasting party, or an adventurous Saturday dinner? We are working with Fossil Farms (http://fossilfarms.com/) to provide a VERY extensive list of exotic meats and game from around the country and around the world. While few of these animals are raised locally, Fossil Farms shares our commitment to providing high-quality meats free of hormones, medications, and preservatives. Bison? Wild boar? Kangaroo? Venison? Yak? Pheasant? Burmese python filets? We can get it for you, and we might even have some already in stock in our freezer section.
Head Chef J. Wes McGovern
ABOUT OUR MEATS:
The Westover Market Butcher Shop offers beef from Roseda Farm (www.rosedabeef.com). Some of you may be familiar with Roseda already - they have a great reputation for their angus beef raised at their Monkton, MD farm and at other affiliated farms in the Mid-Atlantic region. Roseda's cattle are raised on pasture, and eat grass for the majority of their lives, and then are finished on silage and spent grains from the Troegs and Heavy Seas breweries, and their beef is then dry-aged for at least three weeks before we get it. Come by and taste a great piece of beef from a great local producer! These steaks are special.
FOR YOUR BARBEQUE?
We can help. Contact us for current pricing on whole pigs ranging from about 20 lbs. to over 400lbs. We have lots of options for those looking to throw a proper pig-pickin', and technical advice is freely given, though not guaranteed to be accurate (except for the beer-drinking part - we're pretty certain about that).
We like to have two weeks lead-time for these orders, which helps us to give you the widest range of options and best pricing for your needs. If you need your pig sooner than that (I mean, we get it - Barbeques, planning ahead....) we will do our best, but might not have as much to offer.
We also have a spit for rent! It's able to handle a pig (or lamb, or goat, or whatever you have in mind) up to 80 lbs., portable, motorized, and easy to set up, with no tools required!
Email us today for more information:
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