about

This is a family farm and small commercial butchery. Using exclusively Maine meat, we sell seasonal sausages, value added provisions and fresh cuts of pork at farmers markets and our farmstand. Sowbelly Butchery's deep ethical motivation for diverse food system choices, healthful local meats, community driven economies and offering a conscientious workplace inclusive of oppressed or under represented folks in our field is spun into every single link. 

standards

Sowbelly Butchery is committed to transparency of practice on the farm and in the butchershop. Superior quality meat and ingredients are the direct result of attentive animal care and holistic soil health.  We use meat from animals born, raised and slaughtered in Maine and develop on-the-ground relationships among other farmers here for source verification.  We prioritize certified organic feeds & seeds, pasture & forage based grazing and regenerative farming. 

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our farm

We are focused on the care of a robust homestead here.  The garden is full of inspiring sausage ingredients, coveted pantry staples we crave and food enjoy growing. Currently, the livestock program is intentionally small to allow us to prioritize our family and our butchery program.

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butchery

Holistic animal care can only end with whole animal butchery. We practice reverence by utilization and moderation. Our cuts reflect both how we like to eat meat with mindful consumption and customer requests. Our sausage recipes are inspired by tradition and the season's offering. Rendered products including fats and bone broth make meals out of morsels.

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our pals

Cheese makers who provide us with whey.  Breeders tending happy healthy diverse piglets.  Greenhouse growers cultivating unique crops.  Draft horse farmers growing staple sausage ingredients. MOFGA certified organic seed suppliers. Pork producers. Grass fed beef grazers.  Grain distributors. Hay makers.  Bakers.  Photo takers.  This is our village. Here are some of the folks in our network who contribute directly to making this small business go round.

Thank you to Blue Horse Photography for some of our photos