New Morning Market in Woodbury is proud to be the first retailer in Connecticut to offer Laurel Ridge Farm’s fresh, not frozen, locally raised, grass fed beef.  Laurel Ridge Farm is located in Litchfield. Sixteen different cuts of meat are being produced from each quarter, which means the meat case is stocked with roasts, chops and steaks all from the same animal, a true example of community food.

“Being able to bring our customers ‘community food’, speaks directly to our mission to foster and promote local sustainability,” says owner John Pittari. “And, this is how beef should be: humanely raised, antibiotic free, 100% Non-GMO grass fed, and free of any added hormones. We’re proud to offer truly local and wholesome meats to our customers.”

The National Resource Conservation Service, which is part of the USDA, has stated that grazing livestock is the most environmentally friendly form of farming there is.  Therefore, buying grass fed beef, and buying it from a local source is one of the best ways people can think local, and act global.

Research from the California State University in Chico shows that grass fed beef is much less fatty than grain feed beef, and also contains two to four times more Omega3 fatty acids. More information can be found on regarding the benefits of eating grass fed livestock.

New Morning’s Meat Department Manager and Butcher, Paul Chan, says “This is the best looking grass-fed beef I have seen, and I have been in this industry for many years.  The taste profile is out of this world”.

Customers are asked to stop in New Morning Market or call 203-263-4868 with any questions and ask to speak to someone in the meat department.

About New Morning Market
New Morning Market of Woodbury is the leading natural and organic, independent retailer for healthy sustainable living.  Owner John Pittari and his staff continually create an environment that fosters meaningful exchanges of knowledge, services and products. New Morning has  been in business for more than 40 years and has recently relocated to their brand new facility at 129 Main Street North in Woodbury.  Boasting more than 9,000 square feet of retail space and a large community room for classes and presentations, New Morning has become a popular destination for tourism, while remaining an important part of the local community. More information can be found at or by calling 203-263-4868.