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Free-range organically raised pesticide-free heritage breeds
Healthier farms producing healthier nutrient dense food
distributed through Buffalo farms to a good restaurant near you.
Know the land, know the animal, know yourself
Direct from the farm to you
At the Farm Butchery, we care passionately about the region that we live in and wish to see it prosper and remain green and beautiful for our children to live & work in and to raise their children. Our aim is to restore those connections between the green hinterland around our rural towns and cities so that collectively we take care of the farmland which feeds us and provides us with clean, freshwater and space to breath. We believe that locally grown food should be available for local people, of a quality which is kind to the land and good for our health too, and at a price which is fair to both the producer and consumer. We believe that Fair Trade should begin at home.
We source the meat for the Farm Butchery direct from regional farms, preferably from farms within the Bio-region around Warkworth and Auckland, where the shop is located. This coincides with the water catchment of the Kaipara harbour to the west, the largest natural estuary system in the southern hemisphere. This large catchment stretches from the northern outskirts of western Auckland to the impressive remnant kauri forests of Tane Mahuta north-west of Dargaville and the Hikurangi swamp north of Whangarei. We wish to source as much of our meat as possible direct from the farmer, not from meat companies, so that the rewards for growing that meat goes directly back to the farmer, and so that we have traceability and accountability from farm gate to your gate The ‘Home Farm’, which is owned & managed by the shop’s owners, is just over the hills to the west of Warkworth town, on one of the many tributaries feeding into the Kaipara Harbour. This farm, named Muriwai Valley Farm for its origins down at the southernmost end of the catchment, grows lamb