All Good Things, the European-style food marketplace, opens at 102 Franklin on Saturday, Sept. 1. As a preview, let’s meet the vendors. First up, a visit to Dickson’s Farmstand Meats at Chelsea Market.
Name: Dickson’s Farmstand Meats.
Founder/Owner/Operator: Jacob Dickson.
A brief history of Dickson’s: “We started in April 2008 selling at farmer’s markets, and we opened in Chelsea Market in October of 2009.”
What makes Dickson’s stand out: “We work exclusively with small family farms. We do everything but raise the animals. Our farmers drop off at the slaughterhouse 12 miles west of Albany in a town called Altamont, and we have a custom-built vehicle to transport the carcasses here. We do whole-animal butchering, and everything comes here, where we do the smoking, cutting, and other prep.”
What shoppers can expect at All Good Things: We’ll be delivering meat to All Good Things once a day. We’ll only be doing retail cutting there—taking big pieces and cutting them down. We’ll have fresh meat [beef, lamb, pork], poultry [chicken and duck, and come fall, guinea hen and squab], and sausage. We’ll try playing around, rotating through. The case is only about six feet long, so we can’t carry everything—so we won’t have whole pork shoulders, but you can order whatever you like and we’ll have it the next day.”