A new chapter in Atlanta’s farm-to-table culinary community is poised to open by Summer 2018 and you can help!
Chop Shop unites two of Atlanta’s local sustainable meat luminaries,
Riverview Farms and Pine Street Market.
The vision for Chop Shop is to serve as a beautiful oasis in the city to improve access to quality artisan meats, farm fresh produce, and heritage grains, complete with an expansive outdoor patio area defined by abundant container plants.
The 1,500 square foot central paved area will be equipped with outdoor cooking equipment and tables to host cooking demonstrations, pop-up dinners, and local culinary and sustainable farming discussions.
Events will emphasize the promotion of up-and-coming chefs, farmers, and food crafters to further expand and strengthen Atlanta’s exciting local food scene.
Chop Shop is reaching out to the local food community – YOU! – to provide the contributions needed to realize the vision for the Outdoor Patio Area.
Construction of the space will begin in the next few weeks!
Why CHOP SHOP?
"Our farm depends on a community of people, animals, and plants coming together for the betterment of the whole farm system."
"We have built a community of chefs, farmers, and food crafters that share the same passion for raising humane meat, local sourcing, and a dedication to educating and enriching the collective we serve. I consider myself fortunate to have worked with some of the best farmers in the southeast that play such a vital role in our society and food community.”
-Rusty Bowers, Owner of Pine Street Market
"We’ve worked hard to establish our infrastructure...a farmer-butcher collaboration is the logical next step – a little culinary, meat-driven mecca.”
-Rusty Bowers, Chief Butcher and Owner of Pine Street Market
“Riverview has so many long-time relationships with customers, especially in the Grant Park area, opening a store to better serve our existing customers makes sense."
-Charlotte Swancy, Riverview Farms
Get in on the ground floor by making a contribution by December 31st to get some cool swag! More importantly, you’ll be helping to lay another metaphorical brick in the foundation of a locally-sourced food system that continually drives our local economy and minimizes the distance that food travels from field to fork.
Oh, and it tastes great, too.
$100 - Exclusive Chop Shop “Break it Down” t-shirt and periodic updates on the construction progress. Be the first to know what’s going on with the construction!
$500 – A ticket to the store’s grand opening celebration and one of those cool “Break it Down” Chop Shop T-Shirts.
$1000 – Be a “Butcher for a Day” at Pine Street Market. You’ll spend a day butchering side-by-side with the Pine Street team cutting steaks, pork chops, trimming bellies for bacon & more! Consider giving as a gift to that foodie you know and love.
$2000 – Private tour of Riverview Farms for 4. Visit the baby pigs, the grain grinding machine, the woods, the field, and the Coosawatee River that lends the farm its name. You will also leave with a basket of goodies from Riverview Farms and Pine Street Market.
$3000 – Develop your own Signature Sausage alongside Rusty, to be sold at Chop Shop. Your recipe, your name it, our shelves, as long as you keep it clean.
$3500 – Private cooking class for 12 on the Chop Shop event patio. Learn behind-the-scenes techniques from an up-and-coming Atlanta food crafter. Snack your way through this event while you learn.
$5000 – Host a private wine and charcuterie tasting event at Chop Shop for up to 25 people.
* The fine print: Contributors at the above reward levels will receive a follow-up email from Rusty and Charlotte with details, specific to your reward level. Chop Shop Founding Members t-shirts will be available June 1st. The “Butcher for a Day” reward must be scheduled for a Tuesday or Wednesday in coordination with Rusty Bowers at Pine Street Market. The “Private tour of Riverview Farms” reward must be scheduled and coordinated with Charlotte Swancy of Riverview Farms. The “Develop your own Signature Sausage” reward will be scheduled and coordinated by Rusty Bowers at Pine Street Market. The “Private cooking class” and “Private wine and charcuterie tasting” will be scheduled after the Chop Shop Grand Opening and will be coordinated by Rusty Bowers and Charlotte Swancy.