Carnivore Meat Company, a butcher shop in Franklin, TN, provides customers with high quality natural products at competitive prices. They provide customers with a unique experience and products that can’t be found anywhere else in the state of Tennessee.
Carnivore Meat Company was opened approximately two years ago by husband and wife SJ and Virginia Botha. Prior to immigrating to the US and moving to Williamson County so that their children could attend Williamson County schools, the couple lived in South Africa where they owned and operated their own restaurant. SJ, who grew up on a wild game farm where they processed and prepared venison, was used to fresh, high quality meats, free of hormones and additives. Given that butcher shops are a rarity in the US, SJ and Virginia saw an opportunity in the marketplace and decided to open their open specialty shop called Carnivore Market, later renamed Carnivore Meat Company. Only a year after opening, they had grown so popular that they needed a larger space and decided to move from Downtown Franklin to the Factory at Franklin, where they can be found today.
I know what you’re thinking, how can this place possibly be any different from a grocery store or American butcher shop. Well, I’ll tell you. Not only are their products completely free of antibiotics, they offer a large variety of sausages, sosaties (South African kebabs), biltong, droëwors, cold cuts, salamis, and jerky, all made fresh in house. As if that weren’t amazing enough, they even keep a supply of traditional South African chocolates and other goodies in stock for their Saffa customers and Americans who feel like trying something new.
Carnivore is an incredible place and we as Tennesseans are lucky to have them, but don’t take my word for it, I urge you to pay them a visit yourself and try some of their delicious offerings. I promise you won’t regret it. For more information on their location, hours, and website visit the Carnivore Meat Company page.