From Table to Farm: Guests Kate Kavanaugh & Josh Curtis of Western Daughters

From Table to Farm: Guests Kate Kavanaugh & Josh Curtis of Western Daughters

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April 13, 2020 by No Ounce Wasted

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Josh Curtiss and Kate Kavanaugh own Western Daughters, a popular whole animal butcher ‘shoppe’ that has a strong commitment to educating their consumers and creating community. We are especially excited to talk to them about their Covid-19 moves, including shifting to a CSA and meat box model and about their recent purchase of a farm. Vertical integration at its most fundamental.

Kate Kavanaugh is somewhere between being a vegetarian and a sustainable land management advocate. She runs the business side of things. Josh Curtiss is a master-woodworker turned butcher and the mastermind behind everything operations. Togehter they own Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe, a whole animal retail outfit in Denver, Colorado that just bought the farm (in a good way).

Here’s the book I referenced…

As well as an article written by Tom Philpot back in ’08 at the time of Earl Butz’s death…

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