Vermont Quality Meats

Fine Food from Small Farms, Always Fresh, Never Frozen

Lamb • Goat • Pork • Beef • Veal
Rabbits • Poultry • Game Birds
VT Artisan Cheeses • Eggs
VT Specialty Products

Vermont Quality Meats works closely with small family farms and cheesemakers in Vermont to provide premium quality meats, poultry and artisan cheeses to fine dining restaurants and butcher shops throughout New England and New York. The animals we sell are humanely raised in healthy environments without the use of growth hormones or antibiotics, and are processed locally at USDA-inspected facilities. We deliver fresh products to our customers’ doors every week. Purchasing products from Vermont Quality Meats helps support small family farms and ensures continued access to some of the finest and healthiest foods available in New England.

Loading the truck at Vermont Quality Meats for a deliveryLoading the truck at Vermont Quality Meats in Rutland, VT, for a weekly delivery.

About Vermont Quality Meats

Vermont Quality Meats (VQM) was started as a co-operative venture with 48 farmer members in 1999. Barbara and Dave Rochat, sheep farmers from Chelsea, Vermont, were original members and deeply involved with the organization. After experiencing healthy growth, the co-op began to experience financial difficulties in 2007 and the membership instructed the board to sell the enterprise.

The Rochats, along with Bob Slattery of South Royalton, Vermont, bought the co-op in February, 2008, and changed the name to BRD Foods d/b/a Vermont Quality Meats. While VQM has steadily expanded its supplier and customer base, it continues to purchase products from many of the original co-op members and sell to many of the original restaurants and markets.

We aggregate our products at VQM’s headquarters in Rutland, Vermont, on Wednesdays and make delivery of our “always fresh, never frozen” products weekly to restaurants and butcher shops throughout New England and New York.

We believe that Vermont Quality Meats provides a valuable service to many small family farms. By marketing their exceptional products to high-end restaurants and markets, we are able to pay the farmer a very favorable price.

Vermont Quality Meats Mission Statement

Our mission at Vermont Quality Meats is to consistently provide products and services that both satisfy the expectations for our customers and provide a sustainable profit for our farmers.

Contact Vermont Quality Meats

28 Allen St.
Rutland, Vermont  05702
Phone: 802-747-5950


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Rutland County, Vermont