HRN Hall of Fame: Josh Applestone

credit Jennifer May

Nominated by: HRN OFFICE

Over 14 years ago, Joshua Appletone, the CEO of Applestone Meat Company, opened a small whole animal butcher shop selling organic and grass-fed meats in New York’s Hudson Valley with his wife, Jessica. That store sparked a national movement, with custom cut shops–many helmed by butchers Applestone inspired or trained–opening across the country. With The Applestone Meat Company, Joshua strives to tackle two new challenges: accessibility and affordability. Applestone Meat Company shops are open 24/7 — customers can stop by whenever works for them and purchase fresh cut meat from vending machines. Applestone currently has locations in Stone Ridge and Hudson, New York. Applestone, the co-author of The Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat, strives to change the retail experience and bring quality food to more people.

Appearances on HRN:

Cooking Issues: Third Steak In The Back
Meat + Three: Animals And Industry
The Main Course : Shane Coffey, Fleisher’S & Sarah Pollock