Important Updates from the Porter Road Team

June 1, 2020

When to Shop

This week, beef will be restocked on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We’ll be offering more pork this week than ever before — Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday are the best days to shop. Friday is the day to claim your favorite lamb cuts.

Shipping Delay Update

You can anticipate that your order will leave our facility 3-5 days after shopping, with it arriving on your doorstep 2-3 days later. 

Scroll the bottom of this blog post for some FAQs. 

May 18, 2020

When to Shop

This week, beef will be restocked on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We’ll be offering more pork this week than ever before — Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday are the best days to shop. Friday is the day to claim your favorite lamb cuts.

Note that our facility will be closed next Monday, so we’ll be starting next week with lighter inventory. 

Memorial Day Orders

It’s not too late to get meat for Memorial Day. Place your order by Tuesday evening to get your delivery for the weekend.

Shipping Delay Update

You can anticipate that your order will leave our facility 3-5 days after shopping, with it arriving on your doorstep 2-3 days later. 

May 11, 2020

When to Shop

Our best selections of beef will be available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday will be the best day to shop for your favorite pork cuts. On Friday, we’ll be restocking beef, pork, AND lamb. If you haven’t been able to get your favorite cuts yet, don’t be discouraged, we’re continuing to restock every weekday. Use the waitlist option to be notified via email when items are available. 

New Offerings!

 We’ve added two new cuts to our selection. Welcome Pork Cheeks and Boneless Short Ribs. To help you get started, we created this Short Rib with Spring Onion Jam recipe

Shipping Delay Update

You can anticipate that your order will leave our facility 5-7 days after shopping, with it arriving on your doorstep 2-3 days later.

May 4, 2020

When to Shop

Our best selections of beef will be available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Thursday we’ll be stocked up with pork cuts. Friday is the day for lamb. Don't be discouraged if you aren't able to find what you're looking for, our supply chain is strong and we'll continue restocking every weekday, so keep checking back and using the waitlist option.

Shipping Delay Update

You can anticipate that your order will leave our facility 5-7 days after shopping, with it arriving on your doorstep 2-3 days later. 

Things are Warming Up

We carefully track weather conditions across the country, adjusting our packaging to ensure your that your meat arrives cold. 

April 27, 2020

When to Shop

Looking for dry aged beef? We suggest shopping on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for the best selection. Wednesday is your best day to snag your favorite pork cuts. Friday is lamb day. Don't be discouraged if you aren't able to find what you're looking for, our supply chain is strong and we'll continue restocking, so keep checking back and using the waitlist option.

Shipping Delay Update

Every week, we’re able to get more packages out than the week before, but unfortunately, orders are still slightly delayed. You can anticipate that your order will leave our facility 5-7 days after shopping, with it arriving on your doorstep 2-3 days later. 

Mother’s Day is Coming Up!

Mother’s Day is on May 10th, so it’s time to get serious about finding the perfect gift. If you’re planning on sending Mom a Porter Road box, take our delayed shipping into account and order ASAP. 

Here are some other brands we love, that are shipping great gift-worthy items:

Burlap & Barrel — Delicious spices sourced from smallholder farmers.

The Sill — Shop for individual potted houseplants or a gift a subscription.

Made In  — These high-quality pans and knives are our go-tos.

MEATER — Bluetooth enabled thermometers that make cooking a breeze. 

ThermoWorks — The ultimate instant read thermometers. 

East Fork Pottery — Beautiful pottery, cook books, and other fun items for the kitchen.

Winestyr —  Quality wine delivered to your (or Mom's) door. Buy a few bottles or sign up for the club. 

Thank You!

We want to take a moment to thank you for all of your patience and support as we’ve been working hard to adjust our processes and grow our staff to accommodate the unprecedented increase in demand. We’ve never been more proud to be your butcher. Your kind feedback, and photos keep us inspired!

April 20, 2020

When to Shop

This week, the best days to shop for beef are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. The best pork selection will be online on Wednesday. We're scaling back our lamb processing a bit this week, to make more beef cuts available. That being said, you'll be able to find the best selection of lamb cuts on Friday.

Shipping Delay Update

We're still experiencing a small shipping delay, despite shipping out 30% more orders last week than the week prior. You can anticipate your order to leave our facility 5-7 days after shopping, with it arriving on your doorstep 2-3 days later.

More Chicken Coming Soon!

Our first round of chickens sold out fast, but we'll have plenty more arriving this week. Now that chicken season has officially started, we'll be restocking regularly!

April 13, 2020

20% More Orders Out the Door

Our staff has grown over the last few weeks, which means we have the ability to pack and ship more orders than ever! We anticipate that our shipping capacity will increase by 20% this week, keeping shipping times down. 

When to Shop

This week, the best days to shop for beef are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. The best pork selection will be available on Wednesday and Friday, and Lamb on Friday. 

Shipping Delay Update

At the moment, you can expect your delivery to leave our facility 5-7 days after placing your order, with it arriving on your doorstep 2-3 days later. This is a little longer than it would take under normal circumstances, but we’re working hard to get your orders to you as fast as possible.

April 6, 2020

The Best Times to Shop

Last week, we grew our team by about 10% to help us as we continue to ramp up production, and cut down on shipping times. We have a big week planned, and have changed our production schedule to increase output. This week, the best time to shop for beef is Monday-Wednesday, with increased Pork and Lamb being processed on Thursday and Friday. As always, we suggest shopping around 12pm-2pm CT to catch us with our maximum selection. 

It's a Team Effort

You may notice that our Ground Beef is in a new package — in order to increase production volume, we’ve partnered with our local friends at Marksbury Farm to help us grind and package our beef. Don’t worry, it’s still the same pasture-raised and dry aged product you know and love. 

March 25, 2020

Great News!

We’re getting through our shipping queue faster than expected and are able to process orders in 5-7 days. Technically, more like 3.5 days, but we want to be conservative in our estimate and exceed your expectations. 

In other good news, by Monday our dry aged beef production will be up by 40%! We've also launched two NEW PRODUCTS — shop Chicken Soup Bones and Lamb Chimichurri Sausage.

March 23, 2020

Expect Longer Shipping Times

We're experiencing higher than normal order volume, so we've had to increase our shipping window to give our team time to ensure that every delivery is up to our high standards. Orders placed today will ship within 7-10 days, with expected arrival 2-3 days after shipment.

We're ramping up production!

Production is increasing to keep up with demand, but we still want to provide you with the absolute best dry aged beef. Because we don't want to sacrifice our dry aging period, you may notice slightly less beef inventory early this week. To compensate, we are increasing production of pork and lamb cuts, as well as our most popular sausages and bacon.

Don't worry — our domestic supply chain in rural Tennessee and Kentucky is strong. If you aren't seeing your favorite cuts in stock at the moment, hang tight, they'll be back before long! 

 

March 13, 2020

To Our Community,

As the spread of COVID-19 continues, we want to assure you all that we take the safety of our customers and staff extremely seriously. 

Cleanliness has always been, and will continue to be a priority. We operate our own USDA facility, with a government inspector on-site to ensure that the highest level of safety procedures are followed at all times. Stringent safety protocols are always in place, including daily sanitizing, requirements for wearing gloves at all times, and regular hand washing, among other precautions. Going forward, as an extra precaution, all our employees will have their temperatures taken before entering our facility. Per the usual, any employee with respiratory symptoms will be required to stay home. 

We have noticed that many customers are stocking their kitchens as they observe “social distancing” procedures. Because of our short, domestic, supply chain in a somewhat isolated rural area, we do not anticipate any issues with continuing to fulfill your orders. 

We are doing our best to keep up with increased demand while ensuring that we continue to do everything the right way. If any of your favorite cuts are out of stock at the moment, rest assured we will be restocking regularly. 

We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and encourage you to check out the CDC website to learn what precautions you can take to keep yourself, family, friends, and neighbors, safe.

If you have any questions about our procedures, please feel free to contact us at help@prbutcher.com.

 Kind regards,

Chris Carter and James Peisker

 

COVID-19 FAQs

Safety is Always a Priority

We operate our own USDA facility, with a government inspector on-site to ensure that the highest level of safety procedures are followed at all times.

All of our employees are having their temperatures taken as they enter the facility.

All employees wear gloves and masks, and are required to wash hands regularly. 

As always, all surfaces (including those in employee break rooms) are sanitized daily.

Any employee with respiratory symptoms is required to stay home.

Our Supply Chain is Strong

Our vertically integrated supply chain ensures that barring extenuating circumstances, we will continue to operate at an increased capacity during this time.  

Unfortunately, you may find that many cuts are sold out, but rest assured that we will continue restocking every weekday.

Production and Shipping are at an all time high

We grew our team by 20% to keep up with the increased demand. Larger butchering and shipping teams means we’re able to get more orders out the door than ever before. We’ve made many other changes at our facility to increase efficiency while maintaining high standards for product quality and safety. 

 To help us produce and pack more of our signature Dry Aged Ground Beef, we have teamed up with a butcher local to our facility that has the same extremely high standards. It’s the same great pasture-raised, dry aged product, but you might notice a change to the packaging.

Subscription

To ensure that we can keep up with existing subscriptions, we have had to cap our new enrollment. We hope to have more subscription options available widely soon, but won’t open up that option until we’re confident that we can do so without delayed deliveries.