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Eva’s Farm Organic Butcher Shop
Eva’s is Newburyport’s Organic Butcher Shop
Eva’s Farm, located on bustling High Street, is a family owned organic butcher shop and neighborhood market offering high quality and locally sourced meats, as well as vegetables, starches and other grocery options. This organic butcher shop prides itself on providing grass fed, organic meats raised on small, local sustainable farms, giving families a healthier alternative to mass produced products offered at large grocery chains.
The Newburyport shop is the fifth location owners and husband and wife duo, Roberto and Barriann Alonzo have opened in the North Shore area. The Alonzo’s emphasis on healthy eating, which has proven to be very much in demand for local families, began due to personal challenges with health and food. Roberto, who is both a Type 1 diabetic as well as allergic to gluten, learned there were huge benefits to consuming grass fed meats, from healthier fats to more nutrients and vitamins. As the family changed their eating habits, they also found a passion in offering healthy foods to the community, and so, Eva’s Farm was born.
Home to the former Fowle’s Market, the Alonzo’s purchased the store front from Adam Vigneault and Ginny King, who most recently ran Fowle’s, inherited from Adam’s parents Roland and Cathy Vigneault, owners of Fowle’s “neighborhood market” for 30+ years and responsible for building a loyal customer following. With the Eva’s Farm healthy organic focus and commitment to continuing traditional Fowle’s offerings, Adam and Ginny felt confident that the Alonzo’s were ideal new owners for their family business. Eva’s organic butcher shop has combined the best of two successful shops by continuing to offer many Fowle’s favorites. This includes making the Fowle’s famous sausage recipe in house, as well as selling popular dishes like the pepper steak, shepherd’s pie, american chop suey and chili. The Alonzo’s have also hired Ruth Ellis, niece to Roland and Cathy Vigneault, as the store’s general manager to carry on the traditions of Fowle’s Market.
Eva’s Farm, along with being an organic butcher shop, also offers many gluten free products and other groceries, making it a convenient one stop shop for families to purchase everything they need to create a healthy meal at home. And for those too busy to cook daily, the market will soon be offering healthy and affordable prepared meals, including Paelo meal options. Whether you have specific dietary needs or are just health conscience, Eva’s is a great place to shop.
And because all the store’s products are locally sourced and/or produced, Eva’s Farm is truly a way for community members to “shop local”. Eva’s Farm makes regular donations to local food pantries as an additional way to give back to the neighborhoods that support their business.