Meat eaters, rejoice. There’s a new butcher shop coming to downtown Edmonds, with a focus on organic, grass fed and natural meats. The name of the shop is Bill the Butcher, and the company already has stores in several other Puget Sound cities, including Woodinville, Redmond, Bellevue and several Seattle neighborhoods.
The company works directly with local ranchers and farmers, who follow sustainable and organic practices, to deliver high-quality meat “that is healthiest for consumers while being good for the environment,” the company website says.
Bill the Butcher works with small farmers and ranchers “who treat animals humanely and share our belief that grass pastured meat is far healthier.” The meat comes from grass-fed animals that have been raised both locally and nearby in Wyoming, Montana and Oregon. In Washington, suppliers are located in Carnation, Arlington, Marysville, Mount Vernon, Lopez Island, Anacortes, Duval, Bow and Spanaway.
Some ranches are organic, while others follow organic standards but have chosen not to become certified. The latter meat, known as “Bill the Butcher Natural,” is raised without the use of growth hormones, antibiotics, steroids or genetically modified feed.
The shop, to be located at 4th and Main, is scheduled to open sometime this fall. We’ll keep you updated on their progress.
Sweet! I am so excited to check them out! Before PCC came to town, I always had to leave Edmonds for my groceries. Edmonds is really coming along well with its sustainable food options! Too bad our famers market is not offered more months of the year!
Before you shop at Bill the Butcher you may want to read this: https://www.thestranger.com/seattle/mystery-meat/Content?oid=4040872
Interesting article from The Stranger….food for thought. Thanks for linking to it.
Very informative article. We get our meat directly from Thundering Hooves (via Walla Walla) or thru PCC now that they sell it. Was also looking forward to this shop opening but will not buy from them or anyone without a list of suppliers. Take time to read the article, Edmonds!
Frank and Linda,
In every Bill the Butcher shop you will find a booklet that lists all of our suppliers and what each animal was fed. You can also ask any of our butchers about any cut of meat and they will tell you where the meat came from.
From time to time, we carry some meat from Thundering Hooves and other sustainable operations regionally, but most of our meat comes from local small farmers and ranchers in Skagit, Island and other counties close to our shops in King County.
We are looking forward to opening in Edmonds and hope you will stop in and judge for yourselves the quality of our meat and the extent of our transparency.
Bill the Butcher, Inc.
@M. Sharon Baker….thanks for the update on your shops. There always seem to be at least three sides to every story. Thanks again for the enlightenment.
Awesome! I can’t wait to stroll through Edmonds, grab some coffee and a scone, stop by the post office and then grab a little something to take home for dinner. I find some of these comments downright irritating. Go pick on the big supermarkets and see the value in what this small business owner is attempting to do. Hey! he’s actually saving or creating a handful of JOBS in Edmonds! Better than what our politicians are doing!
After reading The Stranger article; don’t think they are being very honest with the labeling. Might as well shop at grocery chain where I already know the labeling is questionable.
Amelia- You might want to educate yourself a little better before you make a snap judgement. If you go into any of their shops you would find that all of their suppliers are VERY clear and the charming butchers are more than happy to inform you about the origins of each cut in the case. That Stranger article was clearly trying to find a story and besides that it was MONTHS ago. I don’t know what it used to be like, but clearly Bill the Butcher has stepped up its game completely, and they won my respect my reacting to consumer feedback. Rather than making a decision based on an outdated and slanted article, why not see for yourself and make your own judgement?
I gave Bill the Butcher a chance and I am so glad I did. The meat is spectacular and every piece has a story. Plus, they have TONS of recommendations of other food in the shop that compliment the meat. I found my butcher for hopefully many years to come. Plus, I know I am supporting local and ethically run farms!
Is there an estimated opening date yet? Looking forward to it.
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