"The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live." -- Confucius

For two generations, A&J Meats has hand-selected the finest naturally raised meats to sell to loyal local customers in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Now, we're working with Rick, Master Butcher and owner of A&J Meats, to get you some of the finest gourmet prepared meats available anywhere.

Take a look below for some of Rick's and our favorites, like his first-rate smoked bone-in ham (as seen in Wine Spectator Nov. 2007), smoked organic turkey (written up in The New York Times by Marian Burros), applewood-smoked whole pastrami, smoked duck breasts and, of course, Rick's famous Maui ribs . . . and now, Berkshire smoked bacon too!

If you're ordering for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or Fourth of July, order early! Rick runs a small operation - great quality, but limited quantities. Also, please be sure to read product descriptions carefully for shipping details and order lead-time.

We're always working with Rick to bring you new meat items, so let us know if you're looking for something in particular! As always, we encourage you to support your local master butcher if you are lucky enough to have one. We always encourage supporting great local food purveyors so they won't disappear from the food landscape.