Think of it as the North Fork’s only farm-to-butcher-case experience.
Last month 8 Hands Farm, the 28-acre sustainable livestock and produce operation in Cutchogue, unveiled a new butcher shop in its farm store. A new wraparound glass case is stocked with a rotating selection of fresh, farm-raised meat.
The farm previously only offered its meat, like rack of lamb and pork shoulder, vacuum-packed from its freezer.
“As a kid growing up in Northport my mom would take me to the butcher and I would see the saw dust on the ground. That kind of old school butcher shop is what we wanted to create,” said 8 Hands co-owner Tom Geppel. “We always wanted to take this [operation] to the next level. We’re super excited to have it open”
Photo: The new butcher case at the 8 Hands Farm store in Cutchogue. (Credit: Vera Chinese)