JM Stock Provisions

Address: 709 West Main Street
Charlottesville, VA  22903
Hours:

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Phone: (434) 244-2480
Website: stockprovisions.com
Rating: Best
Categories: Breakfast, Coffee, Butcher

FOODWAZE REVIEW

JM Stock Provisions is a whole-animal, nose-to-tail butcher shop located in downtown Charlottesville. The business, which first opened in 2013, was started by James Lum and Matt Greene. The also had a second location in Richmond, but closed it in 2017 and still maintain a meat buying program there.

The butcher shop specializes in developing partnerships with a handful of regenerative livestock farmers in the region. Using the whole animal, they are able to offer a huge variety in their cuts of meat, as well as a creative selection of charcuterie such house smoked bacon and flavorful sausages. They also offer breakfast service with their ham and biscuit sandwich, and they sell a variety of other products in the store. 

JM Stock Provisions demonstrates a high level of commitment to the grass-fed and pastured-raised meats they source. Unlike most other butchers, they do not sacrifice quality with conventional, feedlot meats. This unwavering support of regenerative livestock farming earns them a BEST rating.

THE FOOD

Healthful Vibe: The quality of meat that JM Stock sells is the kind of meat that people should be eating. It is nutrient dense meat that is raised using the highest standards of regenerative agriculture. The stores at both locations are an amazing experience… clean, well-organized, and alluring with the aroma of smoked meats.

Inventory: As a butcher shop, this business is focused almost entirely on meat. But they do sell other products that are generally reflective of a commitment to natural and regenerative foods.

Produce: Both locations typically offer a limited variety of seasonal produce from local farmers using ecological practices.

Meat: As already stipulated to this point, meat is the heart of JM Stock. Their beef is all 100% grass-fed from three local farms. They sell local pastured-chicken, pastured duck, and pork from Autumn Olive Farm, one of the best forested pork farms in the region. Most of their source farms have been visited by Foodwaze and you can read about their commitment to regenerative agriculture under the Featured Farms tab.

Eggs: They usually have a selection of local, pastured eggs. 

Fish: None sold.

Grains:  Some packaged grains are available from Woodson’s Mill, which is a nearby mill sourcing local, heirloom grains.

• Dairy: Milk is available from a local dairy farm that we believe is using regenerative practices.

Dietary Info:  For those who are devoted to a paleo diet, or just looking to improve the quality of meat they consume, JM Stock is the place to go, as we consider it among the top purveyors of meat in the entire state of Virginia.

Other Health Factors: We have not yet mentioned the stocks and broths they make from the whole animals. These are highly recommended for cooking or just to consumer plain as an elixir against colds and the flu.

ADVOCACY 

We cannot say enough about JM Stock’s advocacy on behalf of the food movement. They are quiet and unassuming in their approach. This is not a place where you will get a hard-sell… or any arrogance. It’s a place that’s fostering a healthier food system by supporting regenerative farmers, and shunning factory-farmed meat.

You can read a Foodwaze blog post about JM Stock by clicking here.

LAY OF THE LAND

This store is located on West Main Street in downtown Charlottesville. It can be easy to miss, so look for it across from the Amtrak parking lot. There is usually pretty good parking along the street. Once inside, browse their selection of cut meat and charcuterie. Or grab a cup of coffee and sit at the front window and relax. They sell great coffee from an esteemed roaster out of Richmond, Lamplighter Coffee.

Again, we encourage customers to feel comfortable here and free to ask questions, and not feel threatened or stupid. The staff here is really laid-back and helpful.

OUR RESEARCH

This listing was compiled using the following processes:

• Multiple visits to both JM Stock locations.

• Multiple meetings and conversations with the owners and the staff.

• Visiting and verifying the practices at most of the farms they use as sources. 

Farm Supplies
Autumn Olive Farms Pork
Bellair Farm Fruits, Vegetables or Herbs
Caromont Farm Cheese
Deep Rock Farm Beef
Free Union Grass Farm Duck
River Oak Farm Chicken
Whisper Hill Farm Fruits, Vegetables or Herbs
Wolf Creek Farm Beef
Woodson's Mill Grits
JM Stock Provisions specializes in preparing food for the following dietary needs:
  • Paleo
Other information about JM Stock Provisions:
  • Low-cost meal: under $10
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Free WiFi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
12/13/2015 -  JEReilly

Their house bacon is the best I've ever tasted and knowing it comes from a healthy source of meat makes it all the better!