Local Butchers and Sources for Organic & Grass-Fed Beef (Pierce-King Counties)

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Some of you have been asking me for local butchers or farms where you could buy organic meat or maybe invest in buying a portion of a grass-fed cow. I’m on it!  There may be others – and if so, I’d love for you to leave that in the comment. In particular, farms you can buy direct from. (This was a bigger challenge to locate!)

Please note that this list does not mean I’m endorsing any of these places or that in fact, the meat there is the best quality. Consider this list as a resource to get you started. Make sure to do your own research on any of the places noted below. If you can vouch for any of these places? Feel free to leave your recommendation! Oh – and a huge thank you to contributor Sarah for her work and research to compile this list for you.

1. The Meat Shop of Tacoma

Address:
13419 Vickery Avenue East
Tacoma, WA 98446

Phone: 253.537.4490

Hours of operation:
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays

This shop sells a variety of certified organic meat to include: beef, chicken, pork, turkey, lamb, chemical free cured meat, and a variety of organic cheeses.

2. Butcher Boys Beef Outlet

Address:
15014 Meridian East #5
Puyallup, WA 98375

Phone: 253.840.1099

Hours of operations:  Open seven days a week.
Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Butcher Boys carry beef products with no hormones, no added antibiotics, and 100% USDA Choice, all natural grass and grain fed beef. They also sell custom smoked beef, summer sausage, smoked cheese, and pork ribs. You can also find chicken, turkey, salmon, and pork which is not certified organic products.

3.       Stewart’s Meat Market

Address:
17821 State Highway 507
Yelm, WA 98597

Phone: 360.458.2091

Hours of operation:
Monday – Saturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Stewart’s meats have been in business since 1929 and have been run by the same family for four generations. Stewart’s offers smoked meats, locker meat, meat packs, fresh meats, exotic meats, deli case, and pet food. They have antibiotic free and hormone free turkey. They are well known for their specialty smoked meats and jerky’s all around the area.

4.     Dave’s Meats & Produce (no website located)

Address:
1312 North I Street
Tacoma, WA 98403

Phone: 253.280.9999

Hours of operation:  Unable to locate.

Sarah’s note: I can’t seem to locate a website for Dave’s Meats & Produce. I did find some reviews on Yelp and noticed it mentioned on multiple blogs as a great spot for meat and organic produce.  People mentioned the informative butchers and wide variety of organic meat and produce. Service was noted as being very good, a great local spot.

5.       Mt. View Meat and Sausage Company

Address:
2519 East 112th Street
Tacoma, WA 98445

Phone: 253.537.5332

Hours of operation:  No hours listed.

Three generations of family have owned and operated this local shop. Choose from high quality meats, smoked meats, choice grain fed or grass fed beef, free range whole pork with no hormones or antibiotics, sausages. Mt. View also processes wild game.

6. Frank’s Meat Market

Address:
29500 Pacific Highway South Suite 1
Federal Way, WA 98003

Phone: 253.655.4566

Hours of operation:
Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday – Closed

Locally owned/family operated  business. They offer gourmet and specialty food, as well as wine & beer. Meat selections include: polish sausage, exotic meats, organic and natural meats, specialty food, wine and beer, specialty cheeses, and bakery items.

7. Ray’s Meat Market

Address:
6702 Tyee Drive #103
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Phone: 253.432.4241

Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Website statement: “Ray’s is dedicated to bringing its customers high quality, natural meat products.  Ray’s is local and shares an enthusiasm for healthy foods and flavorful meats.  We share your interest in healthy food choices and will help you create them using rich flavorful meats.”

8.       Al’s Grocery & Old Fashioned Butcher Shop

Address:
11330 51st Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Phone: 253.851.4955

Hours of operation:  No specific website or hours found. Call for more details.

9.  Butcher Boy’s

Address:
4710 E Fourth Plain Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98661

Phone: 360.693.6241

Hours of operation:
Tuesday – Saturday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Sarah’s Note: No website listed, found their Face page and reviews on Yelp. Reviews said the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. They carry beef, pork, chicken, sausage, and ham, lunch meats and a variety of cheeses.

10.  Bill The Butcher

Locations in: Multiple locations in Seattle, Redmond, and Woodinville.

Phone: See website for specific location phone number.

Hours of operations:
Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Website Statement: Bill the Butcher believes in supporting sustainable farming practices and working with local farmers and ranchers who raise beef, pork and poultry without hormones, steroids and genetically modified feed. We also feature open pastured organic and natural grass fed beef that has not been artificially and intentionally fattened on corn. Bill’s offers organic and natural beef, steaks, roasts, free range local product, poultry, natural pork, and more.

11. A And J Meats & Seafood

Location:
2401 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109-2021

Phone: (206) 284-3885

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday

Items featured at A and J Meats & Seafood: fish, lamb, assorted meat department, pork, and veal.

Sarah’s Note: No specific website found, review on Yelp. http://www.yellowpages.com/seattle-wa/mip/a-j-meats-seafood-inc-13641767

12.   AA Meats

Location:
5116 111th Street SW
Lakewood, WA98499-3532

Phone: (253) 588-7979

Hours of operation:
Monday – Saturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm*
*We are only open the first two Sundays of each month.

Website statement: AA Meats was established in 1955 as an old fashioned meat market. Today, it is still the type of old fashioned meat market around the corner store with all the conveniences and freshness of the 1950’s. Our counter is full of fresh and delicious cuts of beef, pork and chicken just waiting to be wrapped for you to take home for that special meal.

13.   B & E Meats And Seafood

Location:  Des Moines, Federal Way, and Burien locations, call for the store nearest you.

Phone: 206.243.1900 (Burien location)

Hours of operation:  Hours vary by location, please check the website.

Website statement: B & E Meats and Seafood serves the northwest with the highest quality meats, the freshest seafood including Copper River Salmon, and outstanding marinated products such as Teriyaki Beef Tri-tips, Kalbi Marinated Beef Ribs, Award Winning Beef Jerky, and always delicious Smoked Salmon Candy.

In 2008, B & E celebrated 50 years in business.  We look forward to another 50 years with the start of our internet store.

14.   The Beef Shop (Online)

Location: 1721 Airport Road Centralia, WA 98531-9069

Phone: 360.736.5257

Hours of operation:  No specific hours listed.

Website Statement: The Beef Shop Online strives to provide a quality product at a reasonable price. They are able to do this through a network of ranchers who are in the business of raising all natural beef, pork, lamb, emus, and other animals. This relationship affords them the opportunity to purchase only the finest animals which are not processed until your order is placed.  Upon placing your order the animal isAt “The Beef Shop Online” we strive to give a quality product at a reasonable price. We are able to do this through a network of ranchers who are in the business of raising all natural beef, pork, emus, and other animals that our customers enjoy. This relationship affords us the opportunity to purchase only finest animals which are not processed until your order is placed.  Upon placing your order the animal is selected, processed then cut and wrapped to your specifications selected, processed then cut and wrapped to your specifications.

15. Better Meat Inc.

Location:
305 NW 82nd Street
Seattle, WA 98117-4033

Phone: 206.783.0570

Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sarah’s Note: This hidden spot is located near Greenwood and Ballard. Reviews talk about the immensely helpful staff, great prices, and immense selection. No website listed – reviews on Yelp.

16.   Blue Max Sausage Co.

Address:
9512 Canyon Road East
Puyallup, WA 98371-6302

Phone: 253.535.6110

Hours of operation: Not listed.

Sarah’s Notes:  No website listed. Reviews on Yelp. Located conveniently off Canyon Road in Puyallup. Online reviews say they have amazing sausage and jerky options. One review states that they have giant freezer packs for purchase, but do not carry any organic or grass-fed beef.

17. Bob’s Quality Meats

Address:
4861 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118-1741

Phone: 206.414.8668

Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Website statement: For generations Bob’s Quality Meats in Columbia City (Seattle) has maintained a tradition of excellence, offering a wide selection of meats, both popular cuts and hard-to-find meats to  Seattle residents. Menu is immense with a wide variety of cheeses, beef, ribs, chicken, duck, goat, lamb, pork, turkey and much more.

* Orders by phone preferred. Please give advance notice for events or special requests.

18.   Cascioppo Brothers

Address:
2364 Northwest 80th Street
Seattle, WA 98117-4356

Phone: 206.784.6121

Hours of operation:

Monday – Saturday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Website Statement: The Italian Meat Market specializes in wholesale no minimum ordering to the Seattle area with meats including: sausage, poultry, pork, beef, lamb, and veal.  Visit their store and deli or find their products at the supermarket.

19. Don & Joe’s Meats

Address:
85 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101-2085 (under the Public Market clock)

Phone: 206.682.7670

Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Website Statement:
Opened since 1969, Don and Joe’s Meats provides a commitment to offer customers the finest quality of meat in a personal manner. This family, owner-operated business, provides a wide variety of quality meats and exotic animals. Call in to have your order ready.

20. Double DD Meats

Location:
5602 232nd St South West Suite 104
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-4659

Phone: 425.778.7363

Hours of operation: Unable to locate.

Voted best butcher in 2011 by Evening Magazine. Double DD Meats offers meat pack’s beef, sauces, and more.

21. Double T Meats

No website located.

Address:
102 Center Street West
Eatonville, WA 98328-6400

Phone: 360.832.1088

Hours of operation: Unable to locate.

Variety of meat products offered.

 22. Farmer George’s Meats LLC

No website located, reviews on Yelp.

Address:
3870 Bethel Rd South East
Port Orchard, WA 98366-1961

Phone: 360.876.3186

Hours of operation: Unable to locate.

Sarah’s Notes: Reviews stated this location is very small and located in Port Orchard, WA. Said they have a great variety of fresh meats. Variety of meat packs offered, along with special orders.

23. Fischer Meats

Location:
85 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027-3237

Phone: 425.392.3131

Hours of operation:
Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Website statement: Check out Fisher Meats extensive menu. If they don’t have what you are looking for, they will get it. Fisher’s is located in the Issaquah Washington area and serves the entire Seattle metro area including Bellevue, Redmond, Renton, Kent and Auburn.

It’s all about Quality: Fischer Meats offers its customers the finest cuts of meat and specializes in Certified Black Angus beef, all natural Washington grown chicken and locally grown pork, lamb and veal.  The USDA federally inspects Fischer Meats to ensure the safety and quality of their products.

24.   Kelso Kustom Meats

Address:
216 Maple Avenue
Snohomish, WA 98290-2524

Phone: 360.568.3065

Hours of operation:
Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Kelso Kustom Meats specializes in friendly, personal service and exceptional quality. They do custom meat processing along with selling their top quality meats for all occasions, especially BBQs. We value the relationships we have developed with our customers over the years.

Be sure to check out our money saving Coupons and Promotions on their website.

25. Rain Shadow Meats LLC

Location:
1531 Melrose Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122-3762

Phone: 206.467.6328

Hours of operation:
Daily 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Website Statement: Rain Shadow Meats is a full service butchery featuring all local meats, house made Charcutiere, and a custom curing room. They are centrally located in the Melrose Market at the base of Capitol Hill in downtown Seattle. Their mission is to bring back the local neighborhood butcher with an emphasis on whole animal butchery, education, and the creation of community.

26. Shawn and Ted’s Meat Market

Address:
5325 North East 4th Street
Renton, WA 98059-5075

Phone: 425.226.2422

Hours of operation: Unable to locate.

Website statement: Shawn and Ted’s Meat Market is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality natural meats…natural meats from animals never, ever given growth hormones, steroids, or antibiotics.  Shawn and Ted want you to enjoy eating the best cuts of meat without worrying about the source or the processing.

27. Western Meat Co

Address:
4101 Capitol Blvd Southwest
Tumwater, WA 98501-4061

Phone: 360.357.6601

Hours of operation:
Monday – Saturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Website statement: Today Western Meats has expanded and has a wide range of customers in the wholesale sector and a significant retail based clientele. In an effort to strengthen a historical bond with the areas farming industry they also have a considerable amount of custom cutting clients.

Western Meats sells USDA inspected meat and they produce all of their products under the HACCAP Program which insures the safety of their meat. There are many ready to cook and serve products prepared at their store daily.

28. Wilcox Farms

Address: Roy, Washington

Contact: cwilcox@wilcoxfarms.net

Now placing orders for grass-fed beef. Sold by whole, sides, or 1/4. You have to put down a $100 deposit and harvest is in fall. Please see the website for more information on how this works.

29. Nash’s Organic Produce

Address:
4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way,
Sequim, WA 98382

Phone: 360-681-7458 (Farm)

They sell pigs-on-the-hoof (whole or half) as well as organically grown produce and grain. They also carry farm fresh eggs. Visit their website for more information on ordering.

30. Buyer’s Club Information

If you’re interested in going in with other customers on buying grass-fed beef, check out Eat Wild for further listings and ideas.

 


Comments

  1. Janet W. says

    I’ve been to AA Meats in Lakewood – they have a good selection of meats and excellent jerky; however, they do not carry organics or grass fed.

    I really like The Meat Shop on Vickery. They even have home-made bologna! Really good too! (for those who crave it, but can’t bring themselves to eat more preservatives and who knows what else…lol!!)

  2. Chandra says

    Great info Ang! I bought our organic grass-fed cow from friends in Port Orchard. They are switching from beef cows to dairy cows for next season and so I am looking for new places to buy. They recommended Acres in Zion, and I was also perusing the EatWild site.
    http://www.eatwild.com/products/washington.html
    thanks to you and Sarah for the hard work gathering all this info! :)

  3. Kristina Linkem says

    We have a small red angus beef farm, and sell to our friends and family. Our stock is too small to start selling beyond that, although that is our long-term goal. We believe in choosing our food wisely, which is what started this venture. Friends of ours raise pigs, and we exchange beef for pork. It’s a little pioneer style, but it blesses all ov us. There are a few local beef farmers, but you are right, hard to find. And there are many reasons for that. Check feed stores’flyer boards, even Craigslist.

    • arussell says

      Well when you get ready to go beyond that, gimme a hollar and I’d be delighted to share it on the blog. ;)

    • Brandie Frazier says

      We have our own beef as well and also have raised pigs. it is better knowing where your meat comes from. We also have chickens for eggs.

  4. Kassi says

    I have shopped at B&E Meats for years. They are great. The Teriyaki Tri Tip is not to be beat. They have good products and are knowledgeable as well.

  5. says

    We buy our grass-fed beef from Baron Farms (www.baronfarms.com). They are located in Wapato, WA and offer neighborhood delivery to lots of locations in the Puget Sound. They offer 1/8 share of a cow which is perfect for one family or just trying it out. Thanks for a great list.

  6. Ann says

    Hi, I’ve been visiting your site for about a month now. So glad I found someone from the NW with coupon deals. But really I find myself enjoying the everyday posts that have nothing to do with coupons. And even though my own daughter had a pink cowgirl Barbie jacket just like yours, I’ve learned a lot from all the readings.
    So, I just wanted to say that here in OR one can buy “Painted Hills Natural Beef” in the grocery stores like Roth’s. I seen on thier site (http://www.natural-beef.com/) that there is lots of places in WA where it is sold also. We love this meat and sometimes it even goes on sale. Hope this helps someone out.

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