For the past six months, our team has been assisting local Chef and Butcher Sebastien Destree in creating his dream shop, The Pastoral Pig. The Pastoral Pig is a market specializing in grass fed and pasture raised meats sourced from the finest farmers in NY, NJ, and PA. In addition to fresh meats, Sebastien also creates several varieties of sausages, makes his own stock, and renders various lards and tallow in an effort to use the whole animal with little waste. Given that these pursuits require very specialized machinery for storing and processing the animals (they arrive whole by the way), his budget was stretched when it came to design. Originally he had planned to paint the store and hang FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) everywhere but we convinced him to consider some minimal finishes that would keep the focus on the products. Our team helped Sebastien to create a finish palette that is both easy to clean and minimally stylish. These include polished concrete floors, tiled walls, and solid cherry butcher block counters. The customer area features barnwood cladding which was used to balance all of the hard finishes. If you are in the area, be sure to drop by – The Pastoral Pig – 244 US 206, Flanders, NJ.