We're Open for Business!
Thanks for your interest in local sustainably raised meat. We are open for business, but currently only as a curbside pick up service. Our new web store is in the works, so stay tuned...
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Pre-order is necessary. Please don't come to the shop until you've heard from us that your order has been completed.
We appreciate your patience and understanding. Nobody likes having to take these precautions. We can't wait until we can open the doors to our faithful customers again!
The Way Meat Should Be
Farmers’ Gate Market bridges the gap between local, pasture-based livestock farms and the growing number of families in Maine who are looking for good locally-raised meat. We work with a network of Maine farms to provide our customers with grass fed beef, pastured pork and lamb, and free range poultry.
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 farm to table.
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 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.
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