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We're Open for Business!

Farmers' Gate Market Butcher Shop 

1313 Rt. 106, Leeds, Maine

Store Hours: 

Tuesday - 9am to 4pm

Wednesday thru Friday - 9am to 5pm

    Saturday - 9am to 4pm

Fill Your Soul As
Much As Your Belly

The Way Meat Should Be

Farmers’ Gate Market is farmer owned!

In 2023 Buckley Farms in Leeds became the sole owner of the market after providing years of quality Grass Fed Beef to prior owner Ben Slayton. It has been Aaron and Rebecca's dream to grow the market and to serve both the community and the local farm producers.  We currently work with approximately a dozen Maine farms to provide the high quality Maine-grown meats our customers are accustomed to as well as other local products.  


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.

The Farmers’ Gate highly experienced and friendly staff are always ready to welcome you to the market!

Our Standard

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


Buckley Farms cattle
Lamb producer
Our Farm Partners

It all starts with exceptional Maine farm families who are committed to raising livestock on pasture, being good stewards of the natural resources required in farming, and caring for our animals in a humane and respectful manner.

Meat raised this way will always taste better. Maine is home to many pasture-based livestock farms. And the demand for locally-raised meats is increasing.

We are the farmers raising your meat and the gateway between the two communities.

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