The Butcher Of Park Slope: Fleisher’s

This Kingston-based butcher shop, already popular among New York’s meat-eating sustainability crowd, opens a Brooklyn outpost in September; with a commitment to selling the meat only of organically raised animals, it ought to fit right in on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope. Plus, it has local cred: Joshua Applestone, a one-time vegan who runs the place with his wife Jessica, got the shop’s name from his grandfather, who opened a butcher shop called Fleisher’s in Windsor Terrace in 1901. “Brooklyn was a natural choice,” Joshua told us. “We felt that Park Slope was a perfect fit for us—a family who is concerned about what we feed ourselves and our children.” Just another Brooklyn-to-Hudson Valley-and-back-again story…

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