We're Open for Business in two locations!
Farmers' Gate Market Butcher Shop
Tuesday - 9am to 4pm
Wednesday thru Friday - 9am to 6pm
Saturday - 9am to 4pm
Farmers' Gate Market Retail
Wednesday 2pm to 5pm
Thursday 12pm to 4pm
Friday 2pm to 6pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm
The Way Meat Should Be
Farmers’ Gate Market is now farmer owned! In 2022 Buckley Farm and Old Crow Ranch got together and formed Farmers' Gate Meats, LLC to buy out Ben Slayton. Our two farms raise a lot beautiful grass fed beef and pastured pork and we work with a network of other small Maine farms to provide our customers with top notch Maine meat.
We take great pride in serving Maine families with the best local meat available. Working with exceptional Maine farmers who meet our criteria is one way we ensure top quality products. The other way is by doing all the meat processing in-house. Our butchers are trained to cut meat hanging from the rail. As a result, we can ensure safe handling of all our products and we retain complete knowledge about everything we sell – from pasture to plate.
But our role in the local agricultural system is bigger than just selling meat. We look for creative ways to build awareness about local, sustainably raised and craft-butchered meat. That means sharing the stories of our farms and our farm partners who work their tails off to make good meat happen. That means preserving the knowledge, skills, and culture of whole carcass butchery. And that means incorporating old world traditions with new technology and creativity to provide great cuts of meat and exciting value added products to our customers.
Fill Your Soul As
Much As Your Belly
We are honored to partner with a growing list of Maine farms who help us supply our customers with year round pasture-raised meats. In addition to being committed to continuous improvement, our farm partners must meet our four basic criteria:
Pasture-based farm system
Respectful treatment of animals
Sustainable use of resources in their farm practices
Good and honest people