Where do we source our meat?
All of our meat is sourced directly from local farms. Our pork, beef, lamb, and veal is slaughtered in Amherst, Nova Scotia by Dickie's Meats as well as other local abbatoires. Our chicken is free range and comes from various farms in Nova Scotia.
We take great pride in ensuring that our meat is raised ethically and sustainably. We also make certain that we use as much of the animal as possible whether it be by making broths from the bones, bird feed balls from the beef suet, or soap from the pork fat.
Our Current Meat Suppliers:
Loch Abar Farms - Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Tuckamore Acres - North Mountain, Nova Scotia
Little Dorset Farms - Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia
Dickie's Meats - Amherst, Nova Scotia
Beck Farms - Middleton, Nova Scotia
Please note that not all of our suppliers are listed. Since we work with small farms we will some times buy one animal from a farm and it may be a while before we buy from them again. Just ask one of our staff while you are in the shop and we can tell you where the meat originated!
Other Local Craftspeople that have helped us:
John The Woodcarver - Dartmouth, NS - all of our beautiful planters and wooden chalk board signs
End Grain Chop Shop - Dartmouth, NS - the beautiful cutting boards in our display case at the shop
Interested in becoming a supplier?
Vessel Meats offers an urban retail outlet to the smaller, independent farms who are looking to market outside of their immediate area. Brianna hand selects suppliers and products to match consumers with the farms and farm values that are important to them.
Please feel free to head over to our contact page and send us a message!