Shop Small Party

Forget about going to big box stores on Black Friday. Come party with us on Small Business Saturday.

Saturday, November 26 from 12noon to 3pm (ish) we are having an open house party!

Steve will be making some sliders, Derek will put out some plates of charcuterie, Andrew will be tasting out a bunch of Bordeaux, and Amanda will start decorating for Christmas.

As an extra bonus, we will be raffling off 3 #shopsmall bags full of TWOX goodies.

Come celebrate the best of your local small business.

Wine Tasting: Natural Bubbles

Where do bubbles really come from??

Sparkling wines have bubbles. And while the extra CO₂ is a natural by-product of fermentation (just like the alcohol), most wines remain flat. That extra gas for most of the reds and whites we drink blows off into the atmosphere. Your traditional Champagne then adds a pellet full of extra sugar and yeast to the still wine for a second fermentation. This is where they get the bubbles.

But, not matter how clean and natural your ingredients might be, this two-fermentation method is modern manufacturing. What if, instead, we tried to capture those first bubbles instead of wasting them to the air? Continue reading Wine Tasting: Natural Bubbles

We are looking for people to join our team of misfit toys

We believe that sustainability in food goes beyond just farming: it includes every step of the process. We see our employees as part of The Whole Ox family, much like the mafia. Much is given to you, and much is also expected. (Without the concrete shoes.)

As a member of our family, you are representing our business, which we have worked very hard to build. We believe in building a personal relationship with our clients, we try to know folk’s names, and give all our clients the best shopping experience we can provide, every time they visit our establishment.

Two openings available

Continue reading We are looking for people to join our team of misfit toys

#FAF Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting: Fancy

Every Saturday, we open up a few wines to showcase what we bring into the shop. Usually the tastings will have a theme, something like: “French Wines” or “Reds from Southern Italy” or “Wines to have with Meats from the Grill”.

But sometimes, when you’ve had a long week or are just feeling special, you want something FANCY. You want a wine that says “you’ve waited long enough, it’s time to open me up”. A wine that is all gold everything. Continue reading #FAF Wine Tasting

We’re Going on Vacation!

Yep, we take a break too! Every year we close for a week in August to give ourselves a little breather, a little time off to rest, play, and rejuvenate.

The Facts

  • Our last day before break is Saturday, August 6.
    The shop will have normal hours: 10am-5pm
    The bar will be closing early at 9pm.
  • We will be totally closed August 7 – 15.
    The butcher shop will reopen on Tuesday, August 16.
  • The Bar will be closed the following week, reopening on August 23.

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We’re Human


We love you. And clearly you love us too. We have been overwhelmed by the incredible response we have had since reopening our shop in Marshall.

In fact, we have had so much demand that nearly all of our energy and time has gone into helping our guests and preparing more and more foods. We feel so very grateful to you all, but we have been left with no space in our days to fully prepare our Butcher Bar.

So, we will be postponing the opening of our Bar. Continue reading We’re Human