Befriend Your Butcher

Befriend Your Butcher


In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends we speak with Meredith Leigh to discuss how to pick your butcher, buying meat in bulk, and the business of processing meat. 

Rebecca Martin

Rebecca Martin, Managing editor of MOTHER EARTH NEWS is an expert in all things green and sustainable but particularly loves gardening, food-preservations, and green transportation, particularly cycling.

Kellsey Trimble

Kellsey Trimble, managing editor of Grit, enjoys immersing herself in the homestead lifestyle as frequently as possible. We were happy to have her on this episode as she continues to expand her expertise on self-sufficient living. You can find Kellsey's blog, Thistle Moon Ridge, on

Meredith Leigh

Meredith Leigh is a farmer, butcher, cook, and author of The Ethical Meat Handbook: Complete Home Butchery, Charcuterie, and Cooking for the Conscious Omnivore. She lives in Asheville, NC and frequently speaks at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.

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