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A small butcher shop in Brooklyn, New York is revolutionizing the shopping experience for customers by giving them an opportunity to see where their meat is coming from before they buy it.
The innovative idea is called the “Greenmarket” movement and it is allowing shoppers to not only buy their own cuts of meat, but to also be their very own butcher.
“People want to be close their food, they want to be close their meat and they want to be close to the people that produce it and provide it,” butcher Tom Mylan said.
The move by butchers to show customers their meat before it’s sold is an attempt to educate the public, according to butcher Harry Rosenblum.
“If you go to a supermarket and you're buying pork chops on a foam tray, you can't ask questions of anybody about how that meat was raised, what part of the animal that actually is,” Rosenblum said.
“And so attending something like our pig butchering class where you get to watch the butchers take apart an entire animal and come to understand the anatomy of that animal allows you to you can be a more educated consumer.”
It’s unclear whether the classes will take off, but here's your chance to tell us what you think.
Would you attend a class to find out where your meat came from and how it was dissected? Do you care how you get your meat?
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