Ventura’s Premier Butcher Shop for the Highest Quality Meats and Farm-to-Table Products!

Come experience Ventura’s premier butcher shop located at 3049 E. Main Street in Ventura’s midtown area, just one block west of the Pacific View Mall.  With a focus on personal service and sustainable locally-sourced foods, Main Street Meats & Real Foods Market is a full-service butcher shop specializing in the highest quality grass-fed (and often organic) beef that’s dry-aged for outstanding flavor and cut to order. 


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We believe there is a lot of truth in the old adage that “you are what you eat” and, well, who wants to be a chemical preservative or a steroid?  Not us!  That’s why all of our meats are humanely raised and processed with non-GMO feed and NO steroids or hormones.  We sell organic chicken and pork sustainably raised, and fresh American lamb that have never been packaged, frozen or pre-cut! 

Come try our delectable thick-sliced bacon cut to order – it’s definitely a favorite with customers!  We grind, cut and produce many products in small batches right here on the premises, which means our ground chuck is actually 100% chuck steak and our sausages and specialty burgers are always fresh and void of any dyes or artificial preservatives.  Our grass-fed beef is dry-aged on the premises until ready to be put in the case and cut to your order. Most weekends, delicious BBQ Tri-Tip, Ribs and Chicken are available hot off the grill! Come enjoy Ventura’s authentic butcher shop – and so much more!  

HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday 9 am - 6 pm;  Sunday 10 am - 5 pm. Closed Monday.   805-643-0318

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Responsibly Raised Beef & Lamb

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Organic Dairy & Local Produce

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Organic Spices, Flours & Nuts

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Kombucha Bar + Organic Coffee & Teas

... We're more than a Butcher Shop


We are also “real” serious about being a Real Foods Market!  You’ll find organic milk, butter, cheese and other organic dairy products along with local eggs (organic or free range, depending upon the local source).  Customers love the selection of bulk spices and our hand-picked specialty items, such as gourmet salts and olive oils. 

Delicious breads are delivered daily and made locally by the passionate folks at Ethnic Breads.  Gluten free pasta? Yes we carry that too (though it sells out fast), along with many authentic imported Italian goods hand-selected for their outstanding quality.  Local organic honey and locally-made BBQ sauces?  Yup, we have those too along with a small seasonal selection of local produce.

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Enjoy delicious Deli sandwiches made to your order and savory Salads made right here from trusted family recipes – and some favorite new ones too!  Fill up at our cool Kombucha Bar or enjoy organic Coffee & Teas, including cold brew organic fair trade coffee!  Tasty desserts, including gluten free options, are available from local artisan suppliers.

At Main Street Meats & Real Foods Market, every single product has been thoughtfully evaluated.  So if you have any questions – please just ask. We would be happy to serve you and to help you create fabulous, memorable meals for your family and friends - including organic turkeys, hams, roasts and other holiday favorites!  And if you prefer to stock up with a whole steer (or pig, lamb, etc.) specially ordered and cut to your specifications, we can do that too!

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Our Ethics

           

A butcher shop that even a vegetarian could love?  Yes, you could say that this is exactly what Main Street Meats is – or strives to be!  Sharon, Ron, Kyle and the entire Main Street Meats team have created a market where everyone is welcome and where everyone can find high quality, locally-sourced and ethically raised foods. “Food with integrity” is one of Sharon’s mottos, and certainly integrity is something upon which everyone can agree.

 

Every single product in the market has been thoughtfully considered…  What is it made of?  Is it free of dyes and preservatives?  Is it locally sourced or can it be?  Was it humanely raised?  Do we know the rancher and can we verify their practices and animal stewardship?  In short, would we serve this to our own friends and family?  If the answer is yes, then we proudly bring it into the market for your well-being and culinary enjoyment. 

 

We are ranchers too, having been farming and raising animals right here in Ventura County for over 15 years. Prior to opening Main Street Meats, we build a reputation for selling the highest quality grass-fed beef and locally-raised eggs at various farmers markets in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.  Then in 2013 the site of the former Frank’s Market became available, and we felt a strong calling to open Main Street Meats & Natural Foods Market. 

 

We try to honor the legacy of Frank and Mike Rea and of this place which has been long known as Ventura’s original and most loved butcher shop.  Opened in the early 1920’s by Mike Rea’s maternal grandmother, the store was originally known as the Triangle Park Market (“triangle” referring to the nearby intersection of Thompson Blvd., Main St. and Telegraph Rd.)  The market was leased as a restaurant for a brief period before Rea’s uncle, Bud Kilmer, reopened it as a butcher shop, naming it Bud’s 101 Market because back then Main Street also served as Highway 101!  Mike’s father Frank took over in the 1950’s and renamed it Frank’s Market.  He built an honest business in the best traditions of an old-time butcher shop, which Mike Rea continued until his retirement in 2012.

This is the legacy that we honor, and though we’ve made changes (perhaps some that even a vegetarian would approve), we are proud to continue the tradition of Ventura’s original butcher shop in providing real food, with integrity.

 

 If you have any questions about the sources of our meats, poultry, dairy, eggs etc., please just ask.  We’ll be happy to tell you where today’s selections come from and why we’re proud to serve them.

                   
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What's New?!

Longer Days mean more time to Barbecue!!

Winter rains have given us a lovely green Spring here in Ventura, and these longer days mean you have more time to barbecue too!  Stop in for some thick cut T-Bones or a Rib Eye cut just the way you want it!  Then take it home, slap it on your BBQ and remind your family how you earned the title, "King of the Grill"!

Of course, sometimes life is busy and you're running in four different directions. For those times, we offer a wide selection of delicious Ready-To-Go foods!  This includes: Deli Sandwiches made to order! Yummy BBQ Bowls with beans, rice and choice of Tri-Tip, Pulled Pork, Chili Verde or BBQ Chicken!  We also have free-range whole Smoked Chickens for just $10. Or try our fabulous Family Meals!  Meal #1 is just $21.99 and comes with 2-lbs of Pulled Pork, 1-lb Coleslaw and 6 brioche buns. It's a delicious meal ready for the beach, the hills, or your dining table!  Call ahead and we'll have it ready for you!


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Jim M.
Ventura, CA

Best meat market in Ventura.   Very helpful and friendly staff.  Great selection and very competitive pricing for the quality of products!   We buy all of our meat here - great place!

Dec 30, 2015
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June L.
Ventura, CA

Fabulous standing rib beef roast cut to order and seasoned to perfection. Meat is so well 'handled' package is dry--no juice draining while waiting in the cooler. I bought a Thermapen to ensure proper temp and time. I'll go back.

Dec 26, 2015
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Anna S.
Ventura, CA

Delicious deli sandwiches. I got chicken caprese!!!  Everything is very fresh and made to order. Definitely my new favorite place to get sandwiches.

Nov 8, 2015
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Brian C.
Ventura, CA

Just moved in from a town with out a local meat market so was excited to find one in Ventura. This has been the best experience buying local. They are very friendly and the ribeye is awesome! The price is a little more expensive but you get what you pay for. I buy from here once a week now.

Sep 7, 2015
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Ms. B.
Ventura, CA

I just wandered in to check out this place I have heard so many great things about. I must say I totally agree with all the positive things I have heard and read. I was acknowledged and kindly greeted as soon as I walked in the door. I was slowly making my way around the store checking out all of their organic products and beautiful meat selections. Although the entire staff were all very busy prepping for their day, I was still at one point or another asked if I had any questions or needed any assistance by all of the super friendly staff. It is wonderful to have a place in town that serves quality grass fed, non-hormone meats, organic ingredients/ products and not to mention a cold coffee bar, kombucha bar and incredible deli sandwiches! I ordered The Reuben Sandwich and it was so damn amazing! Nice toasty rye bread , the meat  was delectable and was of such obvious quality and taste..... the sauce also had a nice little kick to it (will definitely order again). As I ...

Aug 14, 2015
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Carolyn H.
Ventura, CA

I have been patronizing and you have great meats but Just some constructive criticism, your bacon is cut too thick... Next time I will ask if  you can cut some to my liking Thank you, Carolyn

Aug 14, 2015
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Jenna S.

One stop farmers market greats anytime! I love this place!!! Seasoned our taco meat & it was delicious!! Local, hormone free best meat around! Old school, know your butcher & butcher knows you! 3 flavor of Amazing kombucha in tap! 3 specialty organic, fair trade tasty coffees on tap! Refill growlers of both! Great price! Tastes are free! Sell awesome raw milk, butter & cheese! Eggs! Gourmet sandwiches! Local honey! Bulk flours! I'm all about local, pesticide & hormone free & this place is HEAVENLY! Make your $$ count!

Jul 28, 2015
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Judy H.

Went today and bought all kinds of meets.  The owner was there and was very knowledgable and willing to share information. I bought a pork chop, gorgeous porterhouse steak, couple pounds of ground beef, New York steak  and bacon.  She also wanted us to try her sausage so we have a couple of those too!  Tonight we grilled the pork chop and it was heavenly.  I can't wait to try the rest.  I loved the store and the attitude of the owner.  Good job!

Jul 24, 2015
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Cari R.

I can't say enough great things about this place. Firstly, THE SANDWICHES. If you go here and don't get a sandwich, you're missing out on the best part of your day. My favorites are the turkey bacon panini (on naan bread!) & the mama mia (on an olive roll!). They also have tons of organic flours & ingredients bulk, and overall awesome local sources for their stock. A kombucha bar, whaaaat?! Amazing local & organic coffees, honeys, nut butters, jams, baked goods, dairy... The list goes on & on. Last but not least, the meat- always amazing. Best chicken, best turkey, best pork (bourbon soaked bacon!!!!) and best lamb. I haven't tried the beef yet, but I trust this place to have that on lock too. They must be friends with all of the local farmers, because the quality of stock & freshness can not be understated. The owner & butcher are both very friendly and always knowledgable & helpful when I come in (even when they are insanely busy, they make sure I don't ...

Jul 7, 2015

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