Baton Rouge shoppers will soon have another source of locally produced meats when Iverstine Family Farms in Kentwood opens a full-service butcher shop in Baton Rouge this summer.
Since 2011, the Iverstine family has been selling fresh-cut grass-fed beef, pasture-raised Berkshire pork, pasture chicken, holiday turkeys and lamb at the Red Stick Farmer’s Market each Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge, as well as to local restaurants.
The Iverstine Farms Butcher shop, 4765 Perkins Road, is the “next step for our farm” and will give the business greater access to customers, owner Galen Iverstine said in a company news release. The shop will occupy 1656 square feet of a new mixed retail development on Perkins Road developed by Aldrich 4765 LLC, a group led by real estate developer Chad Ortte, the release says.
The shop will feature an onsite smokehouse offering cured and smoked sausages, bacons, hams and other products. There will be a daily selection of sandwiches, packaged local craft beer, wine, seasonings and sauces.
Iverstine Family Farms touts the business’ sustainable farming practices and responsible stewardship of livestock and land. The farm regularly hosts tours and events to educate and form relationships with customers.