I'm thinking about enrolling in BU's graduate program in Gastronomy (which would involve relocating from Toronto to Boston). I'm also interested in apprenticing as butcher while I'm there.
Basically I'd like to get some feed back on local butcher shops:
Which ones are selling ethically raised meats?
Who has the best quality/ most interesting selection of semi-prepared meats (marinated cuts, sausages, stocks, house made heat & serve entrees etc.)?
Which shops still purchase whole animals, rather than boxed parts?
Obviously I'm going to have to do my own research as well, but I'd love to get some chowhounder's opinions.