THE STORY

THE FOOD YOU EAT CAN EITHER BE THE MOST SAFEST AND MOST POWERFUL FORM OF MEDICINE, OR THE SLOWEST FORM OF POISON. -  Ann Wigmore

 

 

We are trying to take lessons from those who have come before us, and when we decided to open a butcher shop we thought a long time about how shops where run and operated before the industrial food revolution after World War II.  It made sense that with more and more people focused on what they are eating, that we could go back to a simpler time when livestock was raised simply, locally, and sold purely.

 

And so the focus became animals sourced from local farms, that are naturally raising their animals with no hormones or antibiotics.  Beef that is 100% Grass-fed, Pork that is raised on Non-GMO feed, Lamb that is pastured, and Organic and Free-Range Chickens.  This is the way all animals were raised in the past, and we thought now is the time to bring “Better tasting food, that’s better for us”.

 

We are a whole-animal butcher shop, that fabricates everything in house.  We personally visit each of the farms we represent, to meet the farmers, and see the way the animals are being raised.  We also believe in a responsibility to our community and environment.  We recycle in our shop, as well as compost, so that we can contribute to the circle of life, responsibly.

Free Range Pastured Animals being raised for Louise Earl Butcher of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Study books and observe nature, when the two don’t agree, throw out the books.

W.A. Albrecht

MEATS & MORE

TASTY DISHES PREPARED WITH FRESH INGREDIENTS

Below are some of our  favorites that we like to show off.   Please call or check our facebook page for availability.  If you are looking for something special give us a call, we'd love to help!

EVENTS

BUTCHERING WORKSHOPS - PORK, BEEF, LAMB, POULTRY

 

2/12 - SOLD OUT

3/12 - SOLD OUT

 

"DINNER WITH THE BUTCHER" SERIES

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3/19

 

PIG BUTCHERING WORKSHOP

Participants are treated with and selection of house-made Charcuterie while we meet each other and get ready for the event.  We will work through, butchering a half a pig, talking about where everything comes from and the many different ways to cook all of the delicious parts.

We finish with another small treat, and you leave with about 5 pounds of pork that you helped make.

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1/15

3/5

 

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SAUSAGE MAKING CLASS 101

You will learn the basic techniques of making sausage and how to develop recipes. We will actually go through the process of preparing ingredients, grinding and making the mix, stuffing and twisting.  You will leave with a couple pounds of the sausages that you helped make.

TBD

SAUSAGE MAKING CLASS 201

More to come soon...

TBD

FORK FEST

Local Food and Beverage Show at Romence Gardens.

2/19

BEEF BUTCHERING DEMO "RIB" PRIMAL

More to come soon...

TBD

CANNING AND PRESERVING

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Dates will be determined as  inquires are received.  Join our mailing list below to be notified as new classes and dates are announced.

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GALLERY

DISCOVER OUR RESTAURANT AND OUR OFFER OF DELICIOUS MEATS & TREATS

You as a food buyer, have the distinct privilege of proactively participating in shaping the world your children will inherit.

JOEL SALATIN

CONTACT

NEED MORE INFO? DON'T HESITATE TO ASK

We highly encourage and appreciate call-ahead orders.  Because we are a whole animal-butcher shop some items have limited availability.  We are happy to set an items aside for you to pick up, or to suggest a cut that will make a great substitution.

 

 

LOUISE EARL BUTCHER

1106 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids MI 49506

Phone (616) 930 3602

Email info@louiseearlbutcher.com

 

 

Hours of operation

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am –  7:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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We post our weekly lunch and featured items on social media and invite you to follow us at these different venues

 

ABOUT US

Louise Earl Butcher is located in the Wealthy St. district of Uptown, a great area of South East Grand Rapids that has a thriving independent small business community, and wonderfully diverse community of residents.  We invite you to explore the area of town we are lucky to operate our business in.  Cheers from the Butcher Shop

 

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