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Belmore Biodynamic Meats

Meat that matters to you, your body, the earth and the animal Biodynamic farming is a strict form of organic farming that stipulates farms must be chemical-free of synthetic fertil...

Belmore Biodynamic Meats

Meat that matters to you, your body, the earth and the animal

Biodynamic farming is a strict form of organic farming that stipulates farms must be chemical-free of synthetic fertiliser and pesticides for at least three years before the farm can be considered for certification. Margaret Kokich, owner of Belmore Biodynamic Meats, shared the benefits of this method with Nourish Melbourne.

At a farming level, biodynamic and organics products don’t use artificial chemicals on soils, plants and animals; they support local farmers and promote environmentally sustainable farms that employ humane animal practices. For consumers, biodynamic produce offers a nutritious, healthy alternative superior in texture and taste.

The Kokich family favourite is a roasted biodynamic leg of lamb, marinated the previous day with traditional flavours including quality red wine, olive oil, fresh rosemary and a touch of chilli.

“Before cooking, we make slits in the leg of lamb and insert fresh whole cloves of garlic and sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper and sea salt. Our best tip would be to use a meat thermometer to ensure the meat is cooked to your preference,” says Kokich.

During the chilly Melbourne months the Belmore Meats team recommend red meat cuts that are good for slow-cooking casseroles and stews. Certified biodynamic beef cuts they use are osso bucco, oyster blade and chuck steak, or for lamb-lovers lamb there’s shanks and lamb chops.

“Our top tip to ward away colds and flus in the cooler months would be to prepare a soup using any cut of meat on the bone for extra flavour and nutrients. This is a great way to nourish you and your family!”

Aside from great meat Belmore Biodynamic Meats are keen on old-fashioned service. At their Thornbury shop front you can meet with the butchers for traditional over the counter expert advice and guidance Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm, and on Saturdays from 7:00am till1:00pm.

They even offer online ordering for delivery to metropolitan Melbourne or rural, or place and pre-pay your order in advance for collection from the store.

And the coffee these biodynamic meat suppliers prefer most?
“We love Caffe Romeo in Balwyn North. Amazing coffee!”

Words by Chauntelle Roelandts

Belmore Biodynamic Meats
137 Miller Street Thornbury Vic
(03) 9484 0469
organicmeatsupply.com.au