This weekend, Timbercreek will take over The Organic Butcher space in Main Street Market, and rename it Butcher on Main. “The Organic Butcher was the first company to offer Virginia-farmed fresh meats to Charlottesville consumers,” says longtime owner Ryan Ford. “Eleven years later, we are excited to pass the baton.” The move will allow Ford to devote more time to Seven Hills, the Lynchburg meat processing plant that Ford over-hauled and re-launched last year, creating the largest independent slaughter facility in Virginia and greatly increasing access to products from small local farms.
Timbercreek co-owner Sara Miller says that they had hoped to partner with Seven Hills since before Seven Hills even opened. Miller sees it as a perfect fit, as Butcher on Main will feature products from both Timbercreek Farm and Seven Hills. Current customers can expect many of the same options as The Organic Butcher, Miller says, in addition to new Timbercreek products, including pork and charcuterie. After a quick re-model, Butcher on Main will open on Friday, September 23. Follow along on Facebook here.
“Through Timbercreek Farm and Market, the Millers have shown deep commitment and passion for building local food systems,” says Ford. “And I feel they will be excellent stewards of the butcher shop that was built by an amazingly loyal group of customers and an all-star cast of people who doubled as meat-cutters.”