Bringing only the best Irish, artisan, organic & free range meat
Dedicated to quality ingredients and Irish provenance, our food team scoured the country for months, sourcing the best of Irish, artisan, organic, and free range meat producers. We have discussed welfare, quality of feed, and the right to roam freely in orchards, fields and mountain pastures. We are passionate about who we work with, and are proud to be offering the very best of Irish organic, free range and artisan produce to your home. We are thrilled to now have two Avoca Butchers, one in our Monkstown Food Market and the other in our newest store in Dunboyne.
The range of meat on offer at our Butchers is varied and extensive. As well as charcuterie and ready to eat meats from McGeough’s and Gubbeen Smokehouse our butchers will also be kitted out with their own dry-aging cabinets. Using this, our master butcher will be able to dry age meat to customers requirements for up to sixty days.
The principles of honesty and integrity are extremely important to us, therefore it was essential to find suppliers with the same ethos. We stock Dexter beef reared by Basil Valentine, a fourth generation farmer based in Co. Kildare. Our chickens are organically-reared by Margaret McDonnell and her family on the Curragh in Co. Kildare, while the fresh duck on offer is hand reared by Eugene and Helena Hickey in West Cork. We get our free-range geese from Mary and Tony Walsh who have been rearing free range poultry on their farm in Killkenny for close to fifteen years.
Our free-range sausages and bacon come from rare breed pork at Pigs on the Green, a farm in Offaly run by Fergus Dunne and his wife Sandra, where fifty pigs run freely every day. If it’s turkey you’re after, our organic bronze hen turkeys are reared by Corina Mount Charles on her family farm in Co. Meath, where they roam freely and are fed an organic grain diet. We’re also lucky enough to have Eoin Sharkey rear his free range bronze turkeys exclusively for Avoca - that's him in the photo to the left. The turkeys are free to forage and roam on the farm which is just half an hour down the road from our Dunboyne store – it’s hard to get any more local than that.