From the Smokehouse
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From the Smokehouse

Just out....Wild Potato Lyonnaise Sausage, Nettle Sausage, Thai Chili Sausage, Maple and Mustard...

More than meat
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More than meat

House made goodies such as bacon jams, stocks, ramen broths, duck fat, pickled jalapenos, pickled...


Staff Pig Roast

The guest of honor at our recent Staff Pig Roast....

Gift Cards Now Available
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Gift Cards Now Available

Give a gift of meaty goodness....


It is our passion to provide both food and education regarding local sustainably raised animals. We specialize in meat products created from a chef’s perspective. Using only ingredients from local farmers, we change our recipes as the seasons evolve.
Count on us for hand-cut meats artfully extracted from whole carcasses, house-made pate, fresh and smoked sausages, and assorted smoked and cured meats.
Our meats are never frozen and we never use fillers or binders.
el Salchichero uses pasture-raised animals from Devil's Gulch Ranch, SunFed Ranch, Marin Sun Farm, Paso Prime, Claravale Farm, and Ratay Ranch. These ranches believe in sustainable agriculture and treating their animals with the utmost respect.
el Salchichero is proud to use fire-roasted and dried chilies along with other herbs and produce from Lindencroft Farm, a small family-run organic farm in Ben Lomond. We also procure organic herbs and produce from Route One Farm, Dirty Girl Farm and Groundswell Farm. el Salchichero owner Chris LaVeque also frequents the Farmers' Markets. You will find him at the Downtown Santa Cruz Market Wednesdays working his booth and visiting local farmers to pick up ingredients for each week's creations.

At the Markets

Visit el Salchichero at the Farmers' Markets. In addition to our popular sausages, we'll bring lots of other goodies including a revolving selection of cured and smoked meats, Beef Jerky and our house-made pates and rillettes.
Can't make it to the Shop? Have us bring your special order to any of the Santa Cruz Community Farmers' Markets we attend.
  • Santa Cruz Downtown Market, every Wednesday (Summer hours), 1:30 to 6:30 PM
  • Scotts Valley Market, every Saturday, 9 AM to 1 PM
  • Live Oak Market, every Sunday, 9 AM to 1 PM

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