The Butcher’s Market is one of the best places in Wake County to purchase top quality local items. We continue to work diligently to offer an extensive selection of local products matched with exceptional service and a passion for quality food. Learn more about our shops and what we have to offer.
We are very proud of our beef selection. We source only beef from the very top tier of USDA Top-Choice, Prime and Grass Fed. Our standards are based on quality, not breed specific, so all our beef is highly marbled for rich flavor and aged to perfection. Our cattle producers have been committed to high standards for quality grade, marbling and aging beef for generations.
Other than our Grass-fed Beef offering our Beef selection is raised on a diet rich in Midwestern corn, producing steaks with superior tenderness and flavor. Proper ageing is essential in sourcing beef; our offering is aged to a minimum of 21 days. The results are unsurpassed cuts of beef that provide exceptional flavor, tenderness and juiciness every time. Because when you’re dedicated to delivering legendary dining experiences, it only makes sense to start with the best and we guarantee each and every cut to be tender, juicy and flavorful.
Animal welfare is key in our farmer selection. We guarantee all our poultry is raised cage free and provided fresh air, healthy water, sunlight, and plenty of space to move. All our poultry is All-Natural and raised antibiotic and hormone Free. Fed a healthy all-natural vegetarian diet such as corn, soy beans, vitamins and minerals supplements. We regionally source the finest selection of poultry guaranteeing a quality product from farm to table. We offer a variety of the highest quality chicken, turkey and duck as well as specialty birds.
At the Butchers Market our ground beef is ground fresh daily from 100% USDA inspected beef. Our butchers grind the beef from the chuck and inside top sirloin round. To achieve a 15% fat ration in our ground chuck we grind in fat trimmed from our tenderloins, strips and ribeyes. Never ever would we incorporate color, fillers, additives or binders…that would just be blasphemy. We can accommodate most request for special grinds such as different fat ratios, using different types of meats such as poultry and pork or special burger ground request such as brisket and short ribs mix, highly recommended.
All Natural Heritage Breed Pork, a difference you can see and taste! We promise an all natural mouthwatering, rich flavored pork, with superior tenderness and natural juiciness. Bright reddish pink in color, with a higher percentage of marbling and a higher pH. These characteristics translate into a more tender, juicy and flavorful dining experience. Our selection of pork enables you to enjoy fresh pork in its natural flavor and juice, without injecting or pumping.
Quality starts with the right breed. The Black Angus breed of cattle is well known for its superior quality. This same phenomenon is also true of pork. Our farmers only raise original Heritage breeds a carefully managed pork program bred, born and raised on small farms where family members are involved in the day-to-day management of their stock. The breeding program is the result of over 55 years of combining the very best purebred lines with feeding programs designed to optimize both the pig’s performance and its meat quality. This, coupled with raising the pigs in comfortable, environmentally stable facilities, reduces stresses that adversely affect muscle quality.
It really is easy to find the freshest seafood in Wake County at at The Butchers Market. 90% of our fresh seafood selection comes from Ipswitch an East Coast based distributor providing service directly from the dock to us. With locations in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Chesapeake Bay and the Carolinas. Offering a large selection of the best the Atlantic has to offer. As a member of the Marine Stewardship Council Ipswitch offers certified sustainable species that are traceable to their local harvest. We commonly have Black Tip Shark, Faroe Island Salmon, Red Snapper, Swordfish, Ahi Tuna, #1AA Sushi Grade Tuna, Wahoo, U-10 Scallops, Jumbo Shrimp, Clams, Oysters and much more. Special orders always welcomed.
Our method for curing and smoking bacon is the traditional method used during our colonial smokehouse times. Our unique bacon flavors are a balance of high quality ingredients blended with smoke. There is no assembly line here we hand select our pork bellies for the perfect ratio of fat to meat then Individually pack each for curing with our own blend of spices.
This is 100% natural no binders, fillers, extenders or emulsification just tender, moist meat, leaving texture and flavor as they’re meant to be. Our bacon is then hot smoked unlike the commercial bacons that are cold smoked or liquid dipped. Our process create a better tasting and higher quality product with true smoke flavor. We load our smoker carefully and then manage the perfect amount of time and temperature inspecting often throughout the process and individually tasting every batch.
Another specialty we complete on premise is Dry-Ageing our own beef more a minimum of 21 days using only USDA Top Choice and Prime grade beef. During the dry aging process much of the moisture evaporates this causes the enzymes in the meat to break down the meats proteins. This process creates a very tender product that has a distinct concentrated beef flavor.
Prior to the expansion of refrigeration and vacuum packaging Dry aged beef was the norm. Beef was allowed to hang in a locker for a few weeks after slaughter to become more tender and flavorful. During dry-aging, moisture evaporates from the muscle creating a mature beef flavor. The meat’s natural enzymes break down the fibrous, connective tissue in the muscle thereby tenderizing it. While traditional dry aging practices have a positive impact on flavor and tenderness.
Our Exotic meat selection may be for the more adventurous palette but our extensive offering of the finest exotic meats include Wild Boar, Duck, Rabbit, Venison & Buffalo as well as many other high quality items like Alligator, Rattlesnake, Elk, Foie Gras and Kangaroo are sure to create a fun dining experience. For any one that may want something different but a bit tamer our selection of Cornish Hens, Quail or Pheasant are all organic and locally raised. And if you don’t happen to see a specific item, we are here to accommodate your special requests, please just ask.