Think of the last time you went to “see your butcher.” Back in the day, your butcher was the person who took care of everything for you — steaks, burgers, sausage, a whole chicken, bacon… everything, right? Knowing your butcher is now back on the rise as we all seek to learn and understand more about food and foodways.
Enter: Rusty Bowers, Butcher and owner of Pine Street Market and Chop Shop. Pine Street hit the city back in 2008 and brought a side of butchery that celebrated the whole animal and especially paid homage to the hard-working folks who raised them in the first place. Now, Rusty and his team are continuing to expand Pine Street, and, they just opened Chop Shop — a market in direct partnership with Riverview Farms.
We caught up at Chop Shop so I could hear how his whole story began and more of what’s to come. So, here he is folks — Mr. Rusty Bowers.
Learn more about Rusty’s new site — Know Your Butcher
Recorded at Chop Shop on a rainy, Friday afternoon — with the ever-so slight hum of the coolers in the background and perfectly-timed chimes of the bell on the front door as customers entered and exited.
Music from BlueFox Music (Pond5)
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