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Locally sourced, family farmed, whole animal butchery, nitrate & preservative free, neighborhood butcher shop #ladybutchers #babsbacker
Locally sourced, family farmed, whole animal butchery, nitrate & preservative free, neighborhood butcher shop #ladybutchers #babsbacker
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Our Whole Space, Demolition is DONE!!!
Our Whole Space, Demolition is DONE!!!
We need your help to fund our retail butcher shop! We have been in business for the last 2 years and 5 months, selling our meats at local farmers markets and to local restaurants and boutique food shops. We have been doing our production in shared commercial kitchens and are now finally taking the leap to have our own brick & mortar production facility and retail butcher shop. In this space you will be able to purchase pork chops, steaks, sausages, soups, stocks and our full line of charcuterie items. We will also be serving sandwiches, soups and charcuterie boards daily and keeping our space active by putting on sausage making classes, wine and beer dinners & the ever popular “butcher for the day” classes. This space will be a meeting place for those within our neighborhood as well as for all of Cleveland. This is your opportunity to make a huge impact on our business, our neighborhood, our city and our dream. We will be refinishing the hardwood floors, tearing down layers of wallpaper(our building is 100 years old…that’s a lot of wallpaper!) and painting. There will be a wall that cuts the space into 2 pieces, the production space and the retail front. We will be putting a few windows in that wall so you can see into the butchering space and watch what is going on back there when you come in to pick up some Currywurst and Mortadella. We will be building a counter from the wood that covered the old walk-in refrigerator, adding deli coolers, a reach-in freezer and shelving, pendant & track lighting as well as some locally produced art. We will have some tables and chairs for you to relax in while you enjoy a sandwich or charcuterie board.

We want to take a few seconds to give a little back story about ourselves, to ensure you feel confident about who you are backing! We are both classically trained Chefs, we should be rivals as Melissa went to Johnson & Wales and Penny went to the Culinary Institute of America....Instead we have joined forces as an incredible duo of knowledge and experience. We spent years running the show in kitchens for other owners, we have worked all over the country, for great notable American Chefs. We have traveled and staged both nationally & internationally, giving us both great perspective, understanding of regional specialties and expanding our ever evolving palates. All of this experience has lead to this, deciding to take the leap and owning and operating our own business. 

 You may be wondering more about our neighborhood. We will be located in Slavic Village, a neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. This neighborhood is a true cultural melting pot and has a history of butcher shops. In fact our space was Jaworski's Meats, they were in business there for about 30 years and can still be found in the neighborhood of Middleburg Heights. We will be located on Fleet Avenue, which is nearing the completion of a $9 million renovation. This renovation will make our street the first certified Green Street in Cleveland. The street itself will be completely repaved with parking bump outs, new brick crosswalks, wider sidewalks, green space that will act as sponges pulling runoff water away from Lake Erie and lots of planters for streetscape beautification.

Illustration of our SPACE, Imagine reclaimed wood, copper, rustic Old World charm
Illustration of our SPACE, Imagine reclaimed wood, copper, rustic Old World charm

Risks and challenges

Since we will be in the process of buildout, we foresee potential challenges by time restraints. We will be doing some of the work ourselves plus keeping up with normal production out of our current shared facility. We have never done a project of this nature and are trying to ensure that we deliver incentives in a timely manner. Most importantly we will continue to update our backers on the progress of our project with short videos and photos.

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    Babs thanks you from the bottom of her...ham, because her ham is bigger than her heart!

    Handwritten Thank You from The Lady Butchers & Babs

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    Babs Shwag!

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    Tipping your cap to Babs!

    1/4# of Saucisson Beef Jerky & Special Edition Babs Backer hat

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    Grilling out with Babs!

    Choice of Three Pounds of your favorite Sausages & a Jar of Cleveland Kraut!

    *Really love the Currywurst, you can have three pounds of just that or mix and match any of our sausages, each in a one pound pack. Don't forget we change our sausages seasonally.

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    Spring Fling with Babs!

    Saucisson Perfect Picnic: Includes 4 Charcuterie items, 2 local cheeses, pickled veggies, crostini & mustard

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    Get your monthly dose of Babs, 1 pound at a time for a year!

    Meat of the Month Club:
    You will be able to pick up 1lb. of meat each month for 1 year!!

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    Chilling with Babs!

    In Home/Office Charcuterie Party for 15 people. We will deliver you an awesome display including 5 meats, 2 local cheeses, Cleveland Kraut, pickled vegetables & mustard.

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    Choose your Adventure with Babs!

    Your Choice:

    Private DInner for 6 in your Home or at Saucisson: 4 course meat centric dinner prepared by The Lady Butchers

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    Butcher for the Day course: 8 hour one on one butchery course on breaking down a heritage breed hog at Saucisson.

    *Either option will require prior planning with The Lady Butchers for scheduled dates & times.

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    Going Buck Wild for Babs!!!

    A whole hog roast and all the fixings for you and 30 of your closest friends and family. This event can be planned for your backyard or on New Creation Farm, right where our hogs are raised.
    (This incentive can only be valid between May & September, due to weather concerns...this is Cleveland)

    *This will require prior planning with The Lady Butchers for a scheduled date & time.

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