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What Does It Take to Run a Whole Animal Butcher Shop?

This week on the Upsell, Prime Time’s Ben Turley and Brent Young discuss the realities of the trade

Brent Young and Ben Turley
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What does it take to run a small business in Brooklyn that requires both expensive product and labor? How do you convince a consumer base to pay more for grass-fed, grass-finished beef, while researching how to raise and source meat that’s better for our bodies and our environment? And what do you do when you buy a product by weight but half of that weight is bones (hello brodo trend)?

This week on the Eater Upsell, Ben Turley and Brent Young, owners and butchers of The Meat Hook in Brooklyn and hosts of popular show Prime Time answer those questions and more.

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