Ballard used to have a meat-buying club, until Thundering Hooves ceased operations earlier this year. Now, former employees of Thundering Hooves have joined with Ballard native Keith Swanson to start a new company called Blue Valley Meats.
Keith Swanson delivering meat for Thundering Hooves in 2009
“Just like Thundering Hooves, Blue Valley Meats operates a farm and butcher shop in Walla Walla, where it processes 100-percent grass-fed meats and then partners with Puget Sound area families and businesses to create neighborhood delivery sites for these products,” Swanson says.
Ray’s Boathouse has agreed to let Blue Valley Meats make deliveries in their parking lot every Friday morning. Blue Valley Meats also deliver to nearby neighborhoods like Phinney Ridge, Queen Anne, Magnolia as well as other parts of the state and Portland.