Porter Road Butchers

Food has always been a top priority in our household and that means sourcing healthy products.   I have probably tried every new ice cream that has come on the market and if a new product comes across my desk, I order it and try that too.  One of the most important products I have sourced over the years is meat (and chicken).  I want to know where these products are coming from, that they are delicious and full of flavor, and that they do not come from mass production facilities.  I buy directly from butchers and have probably ordered from more than a dozen places around the country.  I have done my own research in this area.

When an investor who I am a fan of and who I have done deals with before, started to talk to me about Porter Road Butchers, and their business, I got really excited.  The butchers/founders, who are out of Nashville, have been providing no antibiotic, hormone-free and pasture-raised products to consumers and businesses for years.  They were looking to build their business so that anyone could buy them and have them delivered to their door.  Packaging was incredibly important as most of the meat shippers do not use environmentally friendly packaging.  They wanted the next step in their growth to reflect what they have built locally.

First of all, I had to try their products to confirm that they were delicious….and they are.  I am now an investor in Porter Road Butchers and am excited to be part of their journey.  The products come vacuum-sealed so you can either keep them in the fridge depending on the product (meats can stay for up to 10 days) or freeze them until you are ready to use them.  I love putting meats in the freezer knowing that I can just pull it out of the freezer in the morning, sit the product in a bowl of cold water to defrost and have a product I believe in ready for dinner that night.

Order something, I promise you will enjoy the experience especially the taste.


Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    I will.Big user of VitalChoice Seafood for line caught Alaskan flash frozen Salmon and other fish. And their supplement line.My freezer is always full of them and grab a few portion size pieces in the morning, cook that night.

    1. Gotham Gal

      I will order from VitalChoice too

    2. LE

      I am a big salmon eater. So I wonder how their product compares with what you can buy at Whole Foods the same day and cook?The prices seem high and that’s assuming you buy and store in bulk (shipping is extra if order < $99) ?https://www.vitalchoice.com…I typically don’t buy on price and I definitely value convenience but I am not seeing it here.

  2. Walker

    Looks terrific (!) and the prices are really good (!) plus the convenience (Nashville has an amazing food scene and thriving economy). I like to send high quality food as gifts and this fits the bill perfectly. I am lucky to have a local butcher shop that sources local farm raised animals and want to support their business too. I am always a little conflicted about ordering on-line vs supporting local and maybe the answer is to do both, local when I can and on line when local is not available. Do you have a view on how to navigate that conflict?

    1. Gotham Gal

      Support the both depending on your needs. I like keeping back-stock in the freezer so perhaps that is where you order online.

  3. LE

    Looking at the site makes me hungry (and I just had a bagel and lox to boot).I am curious what the packaging looks like. This is something that I would consider giving as a gift since for dietary reasons I don’t eat a great deal of meat (typically only hamburgers).

  4. awaldstein

    While on a food thing.Been using and really liking Foodkick the same day delivery service from Fresh Direct.Quality of meat in this is really good as well and overall the service is pretty terrific for New Yorkers. They planned and executed this really well.

    1. Gotham Gal

      good to hear.

  5. Tracey Jackson

    Looks good. I’m going to try it.

    1. Gotham Gal


  6. pointsnfigures

    Those animals have what my wife and I call “one bad day”

  7. mplsvbhvr

    Awesome – definitely trying this out!

  8. jason wright

    Demeter.Rudolf Steiner.