Local Butcher Shops Offer Savings and Farm to Fork Choices

By Melissa Wynn

More and more folks are abandoning the big box retailer in favor of their local butcher shop these days. In- RRMeatsCJLeftJasonRightformation is key when trying to live the farm-to-fork way of life and the butcher is the man in the know.

Nothing embraces the back-to-basics lifestyle of the Mountain-Valley area than serving a home cooked din- ner from the local butcher shop.

We talked to the folks at R&R Meats in Redding.

Since opening in 1971, Charles LeFort, owner of R&R Quality Meats and Seafood has strived to preserve the old-fashioned, face-to-face service folks have come to expect from their butcher. Where else can you order your favorite T-Bone steak, cut to your favorite size?

We all like to know where our food is grown and R&R like many local buther shops, is proud to offer local RRMeatsStacksOfBaconbeef. They offer locally raised, Har- ris Ranch beef as well as local pork grown right down the road in Corning.

Fresh seafood is a special treat this far inland. Manager Jason Schlange at R&R Quality Meats & Seafood, reminds MVL that they work hard to include the freshest fish and seafood in their display case. Fresh fish is essential to a healthy and balanced diet. Stop in and see what they have in season.

Crab season on the coast means a fresh catch can be found in Redding. R&R manager CJ LeFort takes great  pride in steaming these favorites from the sea on-site for you in a giant kettle.

Whether you are looking for a thick cut bacon or fresh ground sausage for breakfast or variety meat bundles to stock the freezer for a season, your local butcher is the man to see.

Season your meats and seafoods anyway you like with custom rubs from your local butcher, as well as their sauces and seasonings. The crew at R&R is happy to help you choose exactly the flavor you are looking for.

Returning to basic living is why we all call NorCal home. Keep it simple with a little help from your good old-fashioned butcher shop. Ask questions; get exactly the size cuts you need, and know where your meat comes from.