From locally owned farms
We offer an array of products to meet all of your specialty and holiday needs – fantastic prime ribs, top quality turkeys, tender legs and racks of lamb, smoked hams, and whole pigs for roasting. We also offer custom wild game and livestock processing. All of the meat products at Bud’s Custom Meats are prepared and smoked on the premises.
As a fourth-generation butcher, Matt Gamba is passionate about carrying on the traditions established by his father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Many factors contribute to quality beef—where and how the animal was raised, what it was fed, how it was slaughtered and, last but not least, how it was dry-aged.
Matt Gamba, a fourth-generation meat cutter, runs the shop and sells beef that comes from cattle raised on open pastures of locally owned farms and ranches in Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino and Lake Counties. These animals are free of antibiotics and growth hormones and are 100% grass fed in season and supplemented and finished with locally grown grains that are devoid of pesticides.
You can order whole, half or quarter beef —grass or grain fed. All of our ground beef is 100% pure USDA chuck and contains no additives. We offer certain cuts of pasture-raised, milk-fed veal along with marinated meats prepared using Matt’s renowned marinades and sauces.
CUTS OF BEEF
Bud’s Custom Meats offers a variety of pork—fresh, smoked, or marinated. From bacon and pork chops to ham and baby back ribs, our meats are juicy and filled with delicious flavor.
Our pork is pasture-raised on locally owned farms, and we offer wholes and halves. The animals are free of preservatives, water injections, antibiotics, growth hormones, and nitrates. They’re fed spent grain from local breweries as well as vegetables, roots, and milk from area farms and dairies.
Our sausage products are in a class of their own. We sell bratwurst and chorizo along with smoked sausages like venison summer sausage and hot Hawaiian with pineapple—all hand made using organic spices. Check out our wide selection of distinctive sausages—you’re bound to find one that appeals to you!
CUTS OF PORK
Some of the best lamb in the country is raised in Sonoma County on open pastures. Bud’s Custom Meats is known for the quality of its meat and humane processing practices.
We offer pasture-raised, grain-finished lamb. Our 100% grass-fed lamb is available in the summer months. Like all of our meats, our lamb is antibiotic and hormone free.
We’re proud of our lamb sausages, including merguez, a classic spicy lamb sausage of North African or Middle Eastern cuisine, and our enticing lamb interpretation of a classic sweet Italian sausage.
Stop by our retail country store to select from a number of tempting lamb cuts. We even have a variety of goat cuts to choose from. We suggest you call ahead or contact us to be sure we have the cuts you want. We’re proud of the fact that we tailor our products and service to meet your unique needs!
CUTS OF LAMB
Cuts of Goat
TYPES OF POULTRY
Matt Gamba, owner of Bud’s Custom Meats, is a jerky connoisseur who has been creating from-scratch recipes at his butcher shop since 1975.
We’re known for our tantalizing jerky and snack sticks handcrafted using only the highest quality beef, grass-fed beef, pork, venison, wild boar, and buffalo. Our meats are trimmed of fat, sliced, and bathed in a mouth-watering sweet and tangy marinade for three to four days, then racked and dried in our wood-burning smokehouses. Our grass-fed beef jerky contains salt, pepper and garlic.
Cowboy Candy, Bloody Mary and Venison are but a few of our tried-and-true selections. Our jerky is the best around. Absolutely!
We offer shipping for any quantity on jerky ONLY. Shipping not included.
Cowboy Candy Jerky
Cowboy Candy jerky can be found in shops and businesses all around Sonoma County, call us to see what the nearest store near you. If you are a business owner and would like to partner and sell our jerky please send us an email or call!
We offer shipping for any quantity on jerky ONLY. Shipping not included.
SAUSAGES & GRINDS
Sausages – Fresh & Smoked
For taste, texture and Old World traditions, our skilled butchers hand-make the sausages sold at Bud’s Custom Meats. The shop was founded in 1975 by Lloyd “Bud” Gamba, the family patriarch. In 1997 Matt Gamba, Bud’s son, took the reins. More than 40 years later, some things haven’t changed. We’re still making sausage the old-fashioned way, by hand, but we’ve expanded our recipes for sausage, jerky and marinated products.
Our sausages and grinds include beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and more. There are no fillers in our sausages, and we offer a delightful selection of gluten-free sausages like chicken apple, chorizo, and linguisa. Pure goodness!
WILD GAME & EXOTIC MEATS
Wild Game & Exotic Meats
Exotic and wild game meat provide a culinary experience that’s impossible to replicate with anything purchased at a grocery store. At Bud’s Custom Meats you can choose from such favorites as venison, elk, and buffalo. Wild boar, rabbit, quail, pheasant, and duck are also available in our retail country store.
We’ve been supplying the highest quality of wild and exotic game meats since 1975, while adhering to USDA and other required regulatory inspections. When you do something as long as we’ve been doing it, chances are we’re doing it right.
ELK & VENISON
EXOTIC WILD GAME
BIRDS & RABBIT
We offer an array of products to meet all of your specialty and holiday needs – fantastic prime ribs, top quality turkeys, tender legs and racks of lamb, smoked hams, and roasted whole pigs. All of the meat products at Bud’s Custom Meats are prepared and smoked on the premises using owner Matt Gamba’s famous marinades and rubs.
We remove the bones, tie them back on, and send them out with our own seasoning packet. Tender, juicy, fabulous!
Award Winning Smoked Ham
We’ve been smoking hams for over 30 years. We use a brine of maple sugar cure and smoke over a hickory fire. Bone-in or boneless, these are what hams are supposed to taste like!
Award Winning Smoked Turkey
Our smoked turkeys are made with the same amazing brine that we use for our smoked hams. The sweet maple brine cure gives these birds a rich and savory flavor.
Our Diestel turkeys and Rosa turkeys are perfect for the holidays!
Leg of Lamb
This is local, domestic lamb-tender and juicy!
Boneless chicken, boneless duck stuffed in partially boned turkey with creole pork dressing!
Whole Pigs—from 20 to 120 pounds, prepared for whole-pit roasting
RAW BaSE PET FOOD
Raw Base Pet Food
Our pet food is ground fresh and flash frozen until delivery to extend shelf life.
It is available for purchase at our retail store and for wholesale. Special pricing available for large orders.
Stop by our retail country store to select from one of our popular, flavorful tri-tips or dozens of other cuts offered. Since we don’t carry all cuts of beef all the time, it’s best that you CALL (707) 795-8402 in advance or CONTACT US to be sure we have the cuts you want. We do our very best to tailor our products and service to meet your needs. From butchering and skinning to packaging and labeling, Bud’s Custom Meats provides a quality, clean, and safe custom meat processing operation.