Fresh, frozen, and cured meat and poultry raised in Maine is available year round. Meat processed in a USDA or state-inspected facility may be sold to the public in Maine, and is offered for sale in specialty shops, grocery stores, farm stores, and farmers’ markets. Some farmers also sell whole portions of butchered animals for those with significant freezer space. Learn more about this option from the UM Cooperative Extension bulletin, “What to Expect When Buying Freezer Beef.”