Category News and Happenings

As we wrote in our book, The Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat, “Only in modern times do we expect to eat meat three times a day and consider a 20-ounce steak to be an individual portion.” Here are some ideas on how to stretch a steak or a chop. Essentially you want to treat meat as a condiment. 
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Opening our latest shop in Hudson means we’re getting to know the surrounding area. We asked our new neighbors to share their favorite outdoor activities, farms, and spots on the river. Here’s what they had to say.
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We’re thrilled to be opening our latest shop in Hudson. There’s a lot of food in Hudson so we asked our new neighbors to share their favorite places to eat. They overdelivered! Here’s what they had to say.
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There’s so much to do in the Hudson Valley in the summer. From outdoor movies to on-farm dinners to swimming holes, here are a few suggestions we love. Send us your ideas and we’ll include them on our to-do list!
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Kitchen supply shops can be overwhelming. It’s hard to tell what will last and what’s even worth it. Here, our staff shares their favorite kitchen gear — and mentions a few things you don’t need to buy. If you’re in the market for a gift or (re)stocking your own kitchen, read on.
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It’s growing season in the Hudson Valley. Here’s how to eat local and enjoy the bounty from last to first frost, whether you frequent farmers’ markets, farm shops, CSA farms, grow your own — or a mix of all.
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A sharp knife is a must for butchers and home cooks alike, and it mostly comes down to regular honing. Here’s how to hone, how to sharpen, and what kind of knife to buy if you’re in the market for a new one.
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Whole animal butchery means we can cut whatever we want from a carcass. Here’s how we decide what to cut and when — including our latest steak, the culotte aka picanha.
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Not every customer who walks through our doors knows all about our meat. Here’s why we exclusively sell pastured local meat — and how best to cook it.
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We will be stocking our machines throughout the week with fresh beef, pork, lamb, and chicken.

Safe shopping guidelines: Only (2) people should enter the store at a time, as our space is small. Use the tape markers on the floor to determine 6 feet of distance from one another. Learn more about our COVID-19 response and check @applestonemeat on Instagram for more frequent updates.
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