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What You'll Get
Like rappers, meats are fresher when raised locally. Pick up the juiciest local fare with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of local, sustainable pasture-raised meats from Victorian Farmstead. This Groupon can be redeemed at the farmstead’s Chop Shop in Sebastopol or at one of five farmers’ markets: Sonoma Depot (year-round), Moldovan Academy (year-round), Windsor (starts May 1), Occidental (starts June 3), and Sonoma Community Center (starts June 4).
For three generations, Victorian Farmstead has shepherded a panoply of livestock over a verdant, field-grown salad buffet. Joining forces with like-minded local ranchers allows a multifarious menu of carnivorous options, including beef, chicken, pork, and lamb. Organic-fed Cornish Cross roasters, processed humanely on-site, broil up crispy as a whole chicken ($6/lb.) or as bone-in breast ($9/lb.), and fully free-range hens brood over eggs more firm and wholesome than being scolded by Mr. Rogers ($5/dozen). Grass-fed cattle, high in healthy omega-3 fats, sizzle on summer grills in cuts such as filet ($30/lb.), top sirloin ($14/lb.), and ground beef ($7/lb.). Grace a festive feast-day celebration, such as Talk in Couplets Day, with a leg of lamb ($16/lb.) or smoked ham ($10/lb.). Victorian Farmstead’s sustainable, grass-based practices—including restricting antibiotic use to sick animals only—help lower carbon footprints while ensuring high-flavor, lower-fat protein.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. New customers only. Valid at the Sebastopol farm or Sonoma County farmers' markets. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Not valid with other offers. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Victorian Farmstead Meat Co.
Once upon a time, Victorian Farmstead Meat Co. was an "unassuming shack” on a Christmas-tree farm, according to Sunset magazine. However, after Adam Parks returned home to take over his parent’s 40-year-old tree farm, he converted the shack into a thriving meat and poultry shop that earned a slot on _Sunset_’s list of the top 50 local food shops in the west. Now, Victorian Farmstead also has its own butcher shop inside of the new Community Market in Sebastopol, which has a much wider variety of cuts, including marinated chicken breasts and kabobs.
Part pasture-raised ranch and still part Christmas-tree farm, the company raises all of its meat on Sonoma County pasture, ensuring the livestock eat a natural diet and soaks up plenty of sunshine. The results are beef cuts from bone-in rib eye to carne asada, chicken breasts, racks of lamb, and a monthly rotation of sausage, including spicy herb chicken sausage and aged Spanish-style chorizo.