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Custom Meat Processors

Custom Meat Processors

If you raise your own animals in Vermont, it helps to be familiar with government meat regulations. Simply put, if you plan on selling the meat to anyone as individual retail cuts or wholesale, it must be slaughtered in an inspected commercial slaughterhouse and processed by an inspected commercial processor. We haven’t listed those facilities here; you can find them on the Vermont Agency of Agriculture’s website.

If, however, you plan on just eating the meat yourself or serving it to your family, employees, or non-paying guests, you have two options. One is to hire an itinerant slaughterer who will do the job right in the animal’s pen or paddock. You can then take the meat to a custom processor who will turn it into familiar cuts. (Custom processors are licensed and periodically inspected by the state, but no inspectors are continually present.) To find an itinerant slaughterer, ask your friends or neighbors.

The second option is to take your animals to one of the state’s two custom slaughterhouses (licensed and periodically inspected but with no inspectors continually present). One is for red meat, the other for chicken. Then you can have your meat butchered by a custom processor. Keep in mind that some commercial slaughterhouses do process noncommercial animals (except for chickens).

Leo Bona Custom Cutting

557 Bona Road
North Concord, Vermont
802-695-8801

Blayne Hill Custom Meat Cutting

1719 Wild Hill Road
Fairlee, Vermont
802-333-4718

Bob’s Meat Market

23 Barlow Street
Saint Albans, Vermont
802-524-6195

Bryan’s Custom Cutting

1770 Joes Brook Road
Barnet, Vermont
802-633-3031

Buxton’s Custom Cutting

517 Main Street
Orwell, Vermont
802-948-2049

Chris Harrington’s Meat Shop

1105 Woodford Road
Bennington, Vermont
802-447-1263

Clark’s Custom Meat Processing

3074 Irish Hill Road
Lowell, Vermont
802-744-2465

Cutting Edge Custom Cutting

146 Foundry Road
Tunbridge, Vermont
802-889-5680

Enosburg Meat Market

27 Bismark Street
Enosburg Falls, Vermont
802-524-6195

High on a Hill

198 Brackett Road
Fairlee, Vermont
802-333-9209

JB’S Custom Meats

684 Labounty Road
Randolph, Vermont
802-431-3989

Locke’s Wild Game and Custom Processing

22 Locke Road
Waterville, Vermont
802-644-6530

Lovelette’s Custom Cutting

1128 Pleasant View Road
Richford, Vermont
802-848-3927

Masse Poultry Processing

387 Eden Mountain Road
Craftsbury, Vermont
802-586-2857

Meade's Ethic Meats LLC

1224 Laporte Road
Morrisville, Vermont
802-888-5922
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