Our History

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We are a Fourth Generation Family owned Butcher shop. Alpine Butcher has remained in the Doyle family since its start in 1913.

We firmly believe the way to continued growth is quality, transparency, and personalized service. Alpine Butcher Strives to provide the Merrimack Valley with the highest quality proteins possible year round.

All of our beef is USDA Prime. This is the highest grade available in the United States. Our Pork and Chicken is humanely raised as well as antibiotic-free and hormone-free.

Our seafood is brought to us directly from the docks of Boston. We always have several trained Butchers on site at all times. We cut to order and can give you instructions on how to cook anything you buy.

Alpine Butcher is an old-fashioned butcher shop that still offers substantial quality and exceptional customer service.

Our legacy had its start in the early 1900’s when Morrill Doyle, an immigrant from Canada, began delivering provisions door-to-door from a small horse-drawn cart. The cart had a fold down cutting board where Morrill provided customized products to people around the city. In 1913, as the door-to-door business grew, Morrill opened the “Cash Market and Provisions” on Moody St. in Lowell, MA.

In 1946, Morrill’s son Robert returned from the war to take over the business. In the 1960’s the store relocated to a new location which was larger, more spacious, and able to offer the things we know and love today. Robert called this location Lowell Provision Company. It allowed him to sell proteins wholesale to restaurants in the area.

Three of Bob’s children – Dennis, Peter, and Philip took over the Business and continued the tradition of artisan Butchery. They expanded the company into a Chelmsford retail location called Alpine Butcher.

In 2007, Alpine Butcher moved to 963 Chelmsford St. in Lowell.

Alpine Butcher was taken over by the fourth-generation Gregory and Thomas Doyle in 2013.
Today Alpine Butcher is one of the oldest family-owned butcher shops in the country.

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