We pride ourselves on knowing the provenance of our meat – where it comes from, and how it’s produced, processed and delivered to us.
We source most of our meat from independent local farmers who raise their animals humanely and sustainably.
Part of our process is to meet our producers to see their operations and ensure that we only partner with the best Australian farmers and producers.
Our feature pork (and our bacon and ham) comes from free-range heritage-breed black Berkshire pigs raised by the Williams family from Tallabung Pork.
From chicken to beef, nose-to-tail, we adopt a traditional approach which means we purchase whole pigs, lambs, chickens and cows and break them down ourselves in order to offer our customers a full range of specialty cuts – the complete nose-to-tail experience.
We choose our producers carefully. This means we only stock free-range, pasture-raised animals which are hormone, antibiotic and cruelty-free.
We only look for the highest possible standards from our farmers which means we stand by our beef, veal, lamb, pork, poultry and game – If it’s not raised right, it can’t be delicious.
We believe that to be a modern day butcher is to take pride in promoting modern day values to the welfare of animals. This is why our customers who often visit us at our two stores or come and see us at the Cambridge Markets EQ enjoy the chance to talk about our products and discuss how we can offer a personal service to suit their family’s tastes.
Joel Houghton is the Artisan behind Kingsmore Meats. His passion revealed itself at the young age of 14 in an effort to pursue something more hands on.
From humble beginnings, Joel has stayed true to his roots, creating a meat mantra that strikes a chord with anyone searching for local, free range, ethically-produced, sustainable, nose-to-tail premium meats.
Joel prides himself on his longstanding relationships with the farmers who produce the Kingsmore daily catch. As part of the Kingsmore philosophy, Joel regularly heads out of town to visit his producers and see first hand the animals that will eventually end up in his stores.