Chop Shop, the butchery and market from Avondale Estates butcher Rusty Bowers of Pine Street Market and Wes and Charlotte Swancy of hog farm Riverview Farms, is open in the Edgewood neighborhood at the corner of Memorial Drive and Whitefoord Avenue, on the city’s east side. It’s “Atlanta’s first farmer-owned” butcher shop.
In addition to fresh cuts of meat, Chop Shop also sells grains, granola, local cheeses, Batdorf & Bronson coffee beans, pickles, and grab-and-go items such as milk, eggs, and Georgia’s Montane Sparkling Water in its market.
A 1500-square-foot patio is equipped with tables along with grills and smokers where cooking demos, pop-up dinners, and talks by local chefs and food producers are planned.
Bowers and the Swancys have worked together through Pine Street Market since the butcher opened his first shop in Avondale Estates in 2008.
Wes Swancy’s father, Carter, founded Riverview Farms over 40 years ago in Ranger, Georgia, an hour north of Atlanta. The farm often has a tent at Atlanta-area farmers markets, including Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center on Saturday mornings.
Open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1366 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta. chopshopatl.com.