Sunday's post about the new butcher shop and fishmonger at 333 Warren Street inspired a new comment today, asking about the status of Applestone Meat Co. The second comment inspired Gossips to find the answer, which was readily found on the Applestone Meat website. Applestone is closing its retail sites. In fact, yesterday was the last day. Here is the message that appears on the website:
Dear Applestone Customers:
As of this Friday, July 9, we will be closing the doors of all Applestone Meat Company retail locations.
We're so thankful to you for welcoming us into the communities of Stone Ridge, Hudson, and Eastchester, and for enjoying our meat on your grills, picnic blankets, and dinner tables.
This was not a decision we made lightly. We love what we do and we feel incredibly lucky to have been part of your lives in the last five years. Unfortunately, maintaining our principles regarding supply chain, processing methods, staff pay and benefits, and product pricing has proved to be too challenging.
Through the end of the month, Web site orders and curbside pick-up will continue to be available in Stone Ridge until inventory runs out. If you're looking to stock up or have a gift certificate to use, we invite you to order online during this time.
Thank you again for your patronage and friendship.
--The Applestone Meat Company