Quality, local meat and seafood is as much a part of our market as farm fresh produce and baked bread. The selection of our local meat and seafood products extends beyond flavor to encompass the humane treatment of animals, sustainable processing, and support for our local food system. We are proud to work with the following farmers and suppliers to bring delicious premium meat and seafood products to our customers.
Fresh, Local Seafood
At Rosemont, we consider ourselves very lucky to have had the opportunity to meet, befriend, and work with many inspiring, dedicated people in our community. The Alfiero family, owners of Harbor Fish Market in Portland, has been a pillar in the Maine seafood industry since the 1960’s. We are proud to have a close relationship with these folks, and look to them to provide our markets with fresh, quality seafood products from Maine’s waters and beyond.
Harbor Fish Market on Custom House Wharf supplies our Brighton Ave, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth and Yarmouth stores daily with seafood. Since the menu changes daily, give your neighborhood store a call to find out what’s fresh right now.
Quality Meat from Conscientious Farms
In lieu of butchering whole animals in house, we are excited to partner with local businesses who are experts in farming and processing quality meat products. We are pleased to offer top of the line, sustainable and affordable beef, chicken, pork and lamb in all our markets. We hope you enjoy.
Rosemont Market proudly partners with Pineland Farms for our beef program. Our friends at Pineland source their beef from family-owned farms here in Maine and along the lower Eastern seaboard. Raising beef cattle in Maine can be challenging due to the long winter season, therefore states with milder climates allow for a sustainable, year-round operation. Sustainability is a guiding principle here at Rosemont. We are so happy to have a local partner in the beef industry who shares this principle with us. While some of their cattle may be “from away,” Pineland processes their meat in their state-of-the-art facility in New Gloucester, Maine. This has created many jobs in our community and keeps our supply line close to home.
All of the beef from Pineland Farms is “natural”, meaning their cattle is raised on a strictly vegetarian diet without any animal bi-products, and without any antibiotics or added hormones. Additionally, Pineland ensures the farms they work with prioritize the welfare of animals by raising cattle under humane conditions. We proudly lean on our friends up at Pineland to supply our community with quality, flavorful beef.
Rosemont Market sources chicken cuts from Common Wealth Poultry Co. in Gardner, Maine. Not only is the product from Common Wealth exceptional, their mission aligns with beliefs we stand behind within our own organization. Beyond raising “natural, antibiotic-free, air chilled, halal inspected, and humanely raised” chickens, Common Wealth is working hard to improve the poultry industry as a whole by:
- Producing an artisan product that is processed by hand
- Providing well-paying jobs to hard-working folks
- Making it effortless for people to obtain incredible quality food
Rosemont Market sources whole, organic chickens from Tide Mill Farm in Edmunds, Maine. Bringing in chicken from Tide Mill was an easy choice because of the way the folks at Tide Mill raise their animals. According to their website, the birds from this farm live with “plenty of sunlight, fresh air, coastal views, organic grains processed in Maine and a family caring for them that believes in local agriculture for the benefit of the animal, the customer and our planet.” Tide Mill chickens are raised without growth hormones, antibiotics, and GMO’s.
We source our pork products directly from the kind people at Maine Family Farms. They have a central processing facility here in Portland, but their meat comes from farms throughout our state. Buying pork directly from Maine farms helps to support our local food system, which is part of our mission here at Rosemont. Furthermore, it is part of the mission at Maine Family Farms to “to uphold local agriculture and promote sustainable farming systems in Maine.” We are fully aligned with the efforts of the folks at Maine Family Farms, not to mention the pork is incredibly flavorful.
We are so excited to offer lamb products from Stoneheart Farms in South Paris, Maine. The entire operation at Stoneheart Farms is built around sustainability. They describe this effort so beautifully on their website: “We take our stewardship of the land and the livestock seriously. Sustainability is the cornerstone of our philosophy. We practice intensive rotational grazing and are committed to the humane treatment of our animals.” We appreciate the dedication that our friends at Stoneheart Farms have to protecting the land here in Maine, and to raising animals with integrity. We are so grateful to be able to support their mission by carrying their delicious lamb in our markets.
Discover more of our local suppliers here.