Welcome to Thistle Meats, a whole animal butcher shop serving our community locally sourced meats in downtown Petaluma. We believe that good food, especially quality meat, should be celebrated and easily available as a genuine, custom cut experience.
Thistle Meats offers locally raised beef, lamb, goat, pork, rabbit, and poultry from farms and ranches we know and trust. We adhere to a philosophy of whole animal butchery, offering hand made charcuterie, pates, salumi, terrines, and other cured meats as well as local produce, cheese, eggs, and prepared foods: a sandwich of the day, soups, stews, bone broths, marinated and seasoned meat cuts.
This type of butcher is an older craft. It is a beautiful challenge that requires knowledge and respect for every part of the animal. The butchers at Thistle Meats will continue to work with our mentors to develop a program that is sustainable and meets the needs of our customers, the integrity of our shop, and the longevity and health of our suppliers.