April-Oct: Mon-Wedns, 8 am to 5 pm;
Thur- Fri, 8 am to 6 pm; Sat, 8am to 5 pm; Sun, 10 am to 2 pm

Nov-March: Mon-Sat, 8am to 5pm; z
Sun, 10am to 2pm

PHONE: 978-249-9441
854 Bearsden Road, Athol, MA 01331
Open 7 Days A Week

Check out the hours of operation, above for a time thats convenient for you.

Full Service Slaughterhouse For Farmers & Mid-Sized Companies

Do you sell directly to consumers, or to restaurants and supermarkets? We can help you, whatever your needs and requirements:

  • Prefer smoke meats? Adams Farm is able to smoke your meats on site for very reasonable charges.
  • Prefer to let your meat age? For a small charge we can hang your meat in our environmentally controlled cooler.
  • Need extra animals to meet your orders or just for one event? Adams Farm can supply you with high quality carcasses or cuts of meat.

Voluntary Recall Notice

On September 24, 2016, Adams Farm Slaughterhouse LLC announced an immediate voluntarily recall of raw and intact beef, veal and bison products. The recall is being made due to the potential that the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Consumers who have purchased these products should discard it or returned to the place of purchase.

The company has been working closely with state and federal authorities in their investigation of 5 occurrences of illnesses reported in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and West Virginia related to a specific type E. coli (O157:H7) between June 27, 2016 and September 4, 2016. While E. coli O157:H7 has not been found in any the company’s products or in the manufacturing facility, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has informed the company that 5 of the individuals reported consuming beef products supplied by the company at some point prior to becoming ill.

These products being recalled were shipped to farmer’s markets, retail locations and restaurants in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5497” inside the USDA mark of inspection and have lot numbers: 120361, 121061, 121761, 121461, 121861, 122161, 122261, 122361, 122461, 122861, 123061, 123161, 123261, 123561, 123661, 123761, 123861, 124561, 125261, 125861, 125961, 124261, 120461, 120961, 121161, 121661, 124461, 125061, 126661.

Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

Any consumers concerned about an illness should contact a physician. Anyone diagnosed by a physician as having an illness related to E. coli 0157:H7 is also urged to contact state and local public health authorities.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw
meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume ground beef that has been cooked to a
temperature of 160° F. The only way to confirm that ground beef is cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature.

Adams Farm Slaughterhouse LLC is a family-owned, third generation meat processor and retail establishment located on a 128-acre farm in Athol, Massachusetts. We take the safety and integrity of the products we sell very seriously. If customers have product affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase. Adams Farm Slaughterhouse LLC sincerely regrets any inconvenience and concern this voluntary recall may cause.

Welcome to Adams Farm: Quality Products & Services Since 1946

Nutrition Labeling of Single-Ingredient Products and
Ground or Chopped Meat and Poultry Products

From March 1, 2012, USDA FSIS requires nutrition labeling of the major cuts of single-ingredient, raw meat and poultry products, unless an exemption applies.  Nutrition information for these products will be required either on their label or at their point-of-purchase (e.g., by sign or brochure).

For more information and to download the sign that can be displayed please go to:

Adams Farm profiled in Edible Boston’s Fall 2011 edition:
“Just before Christmas in 2006 the Adams family’s plans and their business literally went up in flames. Since then, they have rebuilt from the ground up with design help from Dr. Temple Grandin. A thoughtfully designed, humane system that takes the animals through the slaughtering process.” Read more and see some great photographs by following this link: Edible Boston Article in PDF.

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The Adams Farm Slaughterhouse is a third generation, state-of-the-art, USDA inspected meat processing facility that utilizes strict quality control standards to provide only the highest quality, fresh meat products that exceed USDA standards and a consistently applied animal tracking system that ensures a dependable and reliable service to their customers.

As an added feature, the slaughterhouse is surrounded by 122 acres of farmland where the livestock are pasture fed with no added growth hormones or antibiotics, professionally and humanely managed and raised in a free-range environment.

USDA Inspected

Our new state-of-the-art, USDA inspected meat processing plant and retail store provides:

  • Professionally designed animal holding pens for the humane treatment of all animals.
  • USDA Organic, Halal, Natural and USDA Certified meat products.
  • Custom processing utilizing a consistently applied animal tracking system.
  • Retail and wholesale shopping for the public and businesses to purchase only the highest quality products.
  • The ownership of the Adams Farm Slaughterhouse has a combined 125 years of experience in the meat processing business. The family has dedicated themselves to adhering to strict quality control and tracking procedures that ensure that each customer receives only the highest quality products and dependable service.