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Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 3pm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Can you believe it’s December already?  In this issue find Gift Ideas, how to cook your Christmas Ham, New Products and our next Rate That Wine Tasting Event.  Speaking of Christmas Ham…don’t forget to order your ham or turkey!  Give us a call at 608-526-3112.

NEW PRODUCTS:
Ethel’s Edibles: Ethel’s is a company that believes gluten-free foods can be DELECTABLE! We now have the Pecan Dandies and the Hummingbird MuffinsGive them a try and let us know what you think!

GIFT IDEAS:
 
We have several new products for the Holidays perfect for making gift baskets!  Not sure what to get or need a little advice?   Just ask!  We’re more than happy to help you put together a gift!
Here are a few ideas:
  • Jerky:  We have several flavors available and will ship
  • Wine baskets
  • Spice or Rub assortment for the grilling connoisseur
  • Bones and Pig Ears for your favorite pooch
  • Meat Bundles
  • Wine or Beer assortment
  • Have you seen our kitchen gadgets upstairs?
  • Gift Certificates
WINTER BUNDLE $150
5 lbs Chicken Drummies
3 LBS Top Sirloin Steak
2 Beef Roasts
2 Pork Roasts
2 Whole Chickens
5 LBS Burger
4 Ring Bologna

DOUBLE SMOKED HAM RECIPE:

Double Smoked Ham is a holiday favorite. Here are easy cooking instructions: put the ham in a roaster; pour a can of 7-UP over the ham; cover the ham; then bake 10 minutes per pound of ham at 325-degrees. This ham is a fully cooked product, so all you need to do is heat it thoroughly. During the last 15 minutes of baking time, put honey, orange marmalade and brown sugar on top of the ham and let it melt in to the ham.
    
UPCOMING EVENTS: 
  • Rate That Wine Event: December 11th from 6-7pm.  This is a free event!  We will be tasting and rating various wines each month.  The following month, we will post the results.  We will continue hosting this event the second Friday of each month.
  • The Wine Bar will be open 4-7 through December.

Scott and I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  Thank you for your business!

Lauri

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy November!  We want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! In this issue find out the results of our third Rate That Wine Tasting Event, Gift Certificate Special, Meat Special, New Products and Events. 
 
Don’t forget to order your Smoked Turkey or Ham for Thanksgiving!  We also have the perfect wine to go with your dinner.  Not sure which one to pair with your meal; just ask!  We’ll be happy to help.  Wine not your thing?  We have several craft beers and soda flavors sure to please your taste buds!
November Meat Special:  Deer Camp Bundle: 2 LBS. Spicy Beef Sticks, 2 LBS. Hickory Smoked Bacon, 1 Stick Original Summer Sausage and 1 package of Locker Dogs Only $48!  Call (608) 526-3112 to order!
   
NEW PRODUCTS:
 
We will have several new products coming in for the Holidays perfect for making gift baskets!  Watch for new wine, candy, kitchen items, handmade mittens and several other items.   Need help putting something together?  Let us know!
 
GIFT CERTIFICATE BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL:  Stop in on November 27th and 28th and purchase a $50 Gift Certificate for $45!
Rate That Wine Tasting Results from October:  Plunger Head Cabernet was our favorite! The aromas show dark blackberry fruit, dried fig, black raspberry, earthy Dry Creek terroir notes, and a touch of roasted porcini mushrooms. Your first sip starts with rich blackberry jam, dried blueberry, milk chocolate, deep toasted coconut, black walnut, and finishing with fresh cranberry, ripe boysenberry, hints of vanilla and fire toasted dill from aging in American oak barrels.
    
UPCOMING EVENTS: 
  • Rate That Wine Event: November 13th from 6-7pm.  This is a free event!  We will be tasting and rating various wines each month.  The following month, we will post the results.  We will continue hosting this event the second Friday of each month.
  • The Wine Bar will be open 4-7 through December.

Thank you for your business!

Lauri

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Happy October!

Happy October!  In this issue find out the results of our second Rate That Wine Tasting Event,  two meat specials, new products and events.
October Meat Specials:  #1: Whole Ribeye Loins and New York Strip Loins are just $7.99/lb!   #2: 5 Pounds of Chicken Wings for $19!  Please call (608) 526-3112 to order
   
NEW PRODUCTS:
 

Boneshaker Zinfandel:  This limited production Zinfandel is absolutely ZINCREDIBLE! Loaded with deep black and red plum flavors, with notes of sweet cocoa and raspberries; full-bodied and quite intense on the finish.  The label design is a fun addition to any Halloween party!

  • Not all of these are new but we wanted to make sure you are aware of our Meat Bundles!  Please call 608-526-3112 for pricing information.

 

 

 

Rate That Wine Tasting Results from September:  We were able to taste test a few wines we don’t normally carry.  Thank you for helping us decide which ones to bring in!

Sweet Baby White: Sweet and Tasty. We though this would be a great wine for New Year’s Eve!  We’re hoping to have this in by Thanksgiving.
Sweet Baby Red: This is refreshing and full flavor like a dense red velvet cake.  Handpicked moscato grapes from the hillside of Italy are used.
CS Red blend: This was the favorite of the night!  We’re hoping to have it in January.
    
UPCOMING EVENTS: 
  • Rate That Wine Event: October 9th from 6-7pm.  This is a free event!  We will be tasting and rating various wines each month.  The following month, we will post the results.  We will continue hosting this event the second Friday of each month.
  • The Wine Bar will be open 4-7 through October.

Please continue to watch Facebook for upcoming events and specials!

Thank you for your business!

Lauri

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Happy September!

Happy September!  In this issue find out the results of our first Rate That Wine Tasting Event,  meat specials, new products and events.

September Meat Special #1:  Stock up with our 50 Pounds of Ground Beef special!  90% Lean is $4.69/lb and 85% Lean is $4.49/lb.  Please call (608) 526-3112 to order. 

Closeout Alert:  Have you been upstairs? We’re closing out on or teas!  Stock up before we sell out!

NEW PRODUCTS:

  • Great American Pancake Company pancake mix: These pancake mixes are made in Cashton, WI. This mix is handmade from scratch in very small batches to ensure consistent quality and taste. We even carry a gluten free variety! Just add egg, oil and water.
  • Sexy Popcorn: This is described as popcorn with an edge!  Robert Ehrlich founded SexyPop In 2013. Ehrlich had already created several of the most iconic snack brands of the past generation-including many of your favorite chips, puffs and other much-loved booty – and wanted to launch a new global snack food focused on innovation and nutrition. His goals were simple: Be smart. Be thoughtful. Be generous. And above all else, make a product that was delicious, healthy and a whole lot of fun.  Let us know what you think!
  • Look for FRESH VEGGIES coming this Fall!
  • Not all of these are new but we wanted to make sure you are aware of our Meat Bundles!  Please call 608-526-3112 for pricing information.

Rate That Wine Tasting Results from August:

Coppo Moscato d’Asti: Sweet, Bubbly and Tasty.

Tess Red Blend: This Napa Valley blend is recommended to be served cold.  Our tasters decided it was better served room temperature.

Surf & Swim Chardonnay: This wine was inspired by California Beach Culture.  Our tasters rated it as light with a citrusy finish.  This is a great summer wine!

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

  • Rate That Wine Event: September 11th from 5:30-6pm.  This is a free event!  We will be tasting and rating various wines each month.  The following month, we will post the results.  We will continue hosting this event the second Friday of each month.
  • The Wine Bar will be open 4-7 through September

Please continue to watch Facebook for upcoming events and specials!   

ATTENTION MEAL CLUB MEMBERS:  Congratulations to everyone who has filled their card!  We appreciate your business!! 

Have you become a MEAL CLUB MEMBER yet?  Simply ask for a card the next time your in.   Congrats to all Meal Club members who have earned Free gifts by presenting their Meal Club Card for a stamp with each purchase to earn lots of FREE gifts!   

  As a Meal Club Member, you get extra specials each day. Check the back of your card for reminders. Here are the current daily specials…

Marinade Monday - Free Marinade with a  Meat Purchase 

Tendercut Tuesday - 10% Off Tendercut Steaks

Wine Wednesday - 10% Off all Wines  

“Invest In Local” Thursday - 10% Off Fresh Cut Meat 

Smokehouse Friday - 10% Off all Smokehouse Items   

 Tell A Friend to get your FREE gift! We appreciate having you as a customer and want to “Thank You” for your business.

 

Thank you for your business!  We hope you have a safe and fun Labor Day!

Lauri

 

 

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Happy Kornfest!

How is your summer going?  It’s hard to believe August is here already.  Keep reading for a special Wine Tasting Event, August Specials and New Products.

AUGUST MEAT SPECIAL:  Stock up on Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts and/or Chicken Drummies.  Purchase 10 Pounds of Chicken Breasts for only $30 or 5 Pounds of Chicken Drummies for only $19.  This is a great time to stock up for Football Season!!  Did you know we have marinades available?  

 

NEW PRODUCTS:

  • Bucky Badger’s Mustards and Horseradish: Try the mustard as a pretzel dip or to add a little zing to your Holmen Locker Brat or Hamburger!  The Horseradish is perfect to spice up your Bloody Mary or as a condiment.
  • Not all of these are new but we wanted to make sure you are aware of our Meat Bundles!  Please call 608-526-3112 for pricing information.

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

  • Rate That Wine Event: August 14th from 5:30-6pm.  This is a free event!  We will be tasting and rating various wines each month.  The following month, we will post the results.  We will continue hosting this event the second Friday of each month.

Have you liked our Facebook page yet?  Like us to find out additional sales or specials we may offer throughout the month.

We hope you have a fun and safe Kornfest!  Thank you for your business!

Lauri

 

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Happy 4th of July!

Can you believe it’s July already?  We hope you’ve been enjoying the summer!   Keep reading for our July Special, New Products and Recipe.  We will be closed July 4th.  Don’t forget to stock up on all of your weekend essentials before Saturday!

It’s a little early but we want to wish all of the participants at the La Crosse County Fair good luck!  Post your Fair pictures to our Facebook page so we can see all of your hard work!

JULY MEAT SPECIAL:  In honor of National Hot Dog Month, our Hot Dogs will be $5.09/lb.   They come in Chili Dogs, Locker Dogs and Cheddar Dogs. Not to be left out, our Brats will also be on sale for $2.89/lb.  (There is a 10 pound limit on brats.)  Our brats come in Kornfest, Jamaican Me Crazy, Chico’s Taco, Wild Rice and Beer flavors.  Please call 608-526-3112  for flavor availability.  **All flavors may not be available each day.

June 29-July 3:  10 Pounds of Chicken Breast for only $30!  Just in time to stock up for the weekend!

Have you liked our Facebook page yet?  Like us to find out additional sales or specials we may offer throughout the month.

NEW PRODUCTS: 

Monin Premium Syrups: Made with select ingredients and real sugar, Monin Premium Syrups are highly concentrated, authentic flavorings, offering exceptional versatility for creating specialty beverages.

  • You can use these syrups in cocktails, smoothies, frozen drinks, teas, desserts and to flavor your water.  Available flavors: lemon, cucumber, blood orange and tangerine.

New from Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream: Bourbon Pecan Pie Ice Cream. Smooth bourbon ice cream swirled with a sea salt chocolate fudge ripple and roasted pecans. Try it in your favorite cone or our new Waffle Bowel!

 

 

In honor of National Hot Dog Month, what better recipe to share than one for a Chicago Dog!

Recipe:

Needed ingredients: 4 Holmen Locker Hot Dogs, 4 hot dog buns with poppyseeds, 1 small onion, 3-4 teaspoons sweet pickle relish, 1 cold-pack kosher dill pickle, 1 small tomato sliced into julienne strips, 4-8 pickled sport bell peppers, dusseldorf-style brown mustard, celery seed, poppy seed and beer.

Directions: Simmer the hot dogs in beer or water for approximately 20 minutes.  Warm buns until slightly warm and soft.  Insert hot dogs.  Add mustard to taste; top with dill spear, relish, onion, tomato and 1-2 sport peppers.  Sprinkle with celery salt and poppy seeds.

Serve and enjoy!  *Jalapeño peppers may be substituted for sport peppers.

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

  • The Wine Bar will be closed July 3rd.  It will be open the rest of the month Friday nights from 4-7pm.  Select glasses of red or white wine will be $5.
  • We will be closed Saturday, July 4th.

Thank you for your business!  We hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!

Lauri

 

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Happy birthday Holmen Locker and Meat Market!

Happy Birthday to us!  June marks the 71st Anniversary of the Holmen Locker and Meat Market.  The Holmen Locker got its start in 1944 as a meat processing plant for local farmers.   In 1996 we (Scott and Lauri) purchased the Holmen Locker. We completed the retail area in 2004.

June also celebrates Father’s Day on the 21st.   Need gift ideas?  Let us help!  Keep reading for our  MEAT SPECIAL,  New Products and updated events.

JUNE MEAT SPECIAL:  Purchase a Whole Ribeye Loin or New York Strip Loin for only $7.99/lb.  Please call 608-526-3112 to order.  To cut into steaks: freeze for about 20 minutes; just enough to firm the meat.  Cut with a sharp knife and freeze.

 NEW PRODUCTS:

Not Your Father’s Root Beer: Have you had a chance to try this beer yet? This unique creation comes from Illinois’ Small Town Brewery.  It is created with a unique blend of spices that make it taste literally just like a root beer. Not a new brew, this is just something refreshing and unique. Trust us, at 5.9% ABV this isn’t your average root beer!

  • Fischer & Wieser: Roaster Raspberry Jalapeno Sauce and Red Hot Jalapeno Sauce. 
  • Brenda‘s Best Super Pretzel: This Giant Pretzel is ready to pop in the oven.  Why not try dipping it in the Raspberry Jalapeno Sauce?

    

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

  • Beginning June 5th, the Wine Bar will be open Friday nights from 4-7pm.
  • June 12th: National Beef Jerky Day.  This day only, purchase one pound of Beef Jerky for only $18.99!  The first 50 people to say “Happy Beef Jerky Day” will receive a free stick of Spicy or Mild jerky.
  • June 13th: Find us at Midwest TV & Appliance’s Ribberfest 2015. Click here to purchase tickets.
  • June 18th:  We will be holding a Healthy Happy Hour from 5:30-7pm.  The Nutritional class starts at 6pm.  We’ll have free product giveaways, taste testing and education from Emily Seavy R.N. BSN on how you can take your health back.  Click here to visit Emily’s Facebook page.

Are you planning a Graduation, family reunion or large get together?  We have BBQ Beef, Pork or Chicken, Sliced Ham or Turkey and Hot Dogs.  Please call (608) 526-3112 to order.

Please continue to watch Facebook for more upcoming events and Wine Bar dates.

 

Thank you for supporting us!  We appreciate your business!

Lauri

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Spring!  The weather is finally cooperating!   Flowers are blooming and it’s the start of grilling season.  (Unless you’re like so many who brave the winter and grill anyway!)  Let’s not forget Mother’s Day, Graduations and Memorial Day.  Keep reading for our  MEAT SPECIAL, Beer Pairing, Wine Tasting Event on May 8th and our new products.

Are you planning a Graduation or large get together?  We have BBQ Beef, Pork or Chicken, Sliced Ham or Turkey and Hot Dogs.  Please call (608) 526-3112 to order.

MAY MEAT SPECIAL:  50 Pound Ground Beef Special:  For May only, receive 50 pounds of 90% Lean Ground Beef for $4.79 and 85% Lean for $4.49.  Please call 608-526-3112 to order.

NEW PRODUCTS:

  • Myx Fusions by Nicki Minaj: We have all three flavors: Moscato, Peach & Moscato and Coconut& Moscato.
  •  Blanc de Bleu:is a premium California chardonnay with an added hint of Blueberries.  It is a delicate sparkling wine reserved for memorable celebrations. This beautiful color would be great for gender reveal parties, baby showers or wedding showers.
  • New Beers are arriving daily!

BEER PAIRING:  Tinder Rauchbier Smoked Lager pairs perfectly with a burger!  This lager is from Uinta Brewing in Salt Lake City, UT.  Tinder is a German-style Rauchbier (Smoked Beer) that kindles moderate malty sweetness and robust smokiness. Brewed with Bamberg beechwood-smoked malt, this medium-bodied lager ignites distinct campfire smoke flavors and aroma.

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

  • May 8th: Mother’s Day Wine Tasting: Please RSVP by 5/4.  Cost is $10.  This event isn’t just for the ladies…Men are welcome!
  • May 23:  The Wine Bar will only be open until 7:30
  • The Wine Bar: 6-10pm; other than May 8th and 23rd.  Purchase wine by the glass or bottle.  Reds are $7/glass, Whites are $6/glass or a bottle of beer for $3.50
  • Happy Hour at the Wine Bar: Come in Fridays from 4-6pm for $2.50 beer and $5.00 wine of the month.  Sorry no bottles.

THE STATE INSPECTED DIFFERENCE

Holmen Locker and Meat Market is a State inspected HAACP compliant meat processing facility with a state inspector on premise every day. The inspector checks to be sure all processing is done according to State of Wisconsin rules and regulations, so  all food is safe for the consumer. HAACP compliance requires strict adherence to a long list of food handling procedures to ensure consumer safety.

 

Thank you!

Lauri

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Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!  How exciting to see the weather getting warmer!  Keep reading for our TWO MEAT SPECIALS, Wine Pairing with your Easter Ham, Wine Tasting Event in honor of Mother’s Day and our new/returning products.

APRIL MEAT SPECIALS:

  •  SPRING BUNDLE: 5 lbs Drummies, 8 1lb packages of Ground Beef, 6 Tendercut Steaks, 2 Racks Baby Back Ribs, 12 Brats, 2 Whole Chickens, 4 Thick Cut Pork Chops.  $150   Call 608-526-3112 to order. 
  • CHICKEN BREASTS: 10 lbs of Chicken Breasts for $30.

NEW & RETURNING PRODUCTS:

  •  Cappuccino Break Ice Cream is Back!  Crisp coffee-infused ice cream with gobs of chocolate covered toffee and candy coated almonds 
  •  Shakes and Smoothies are back! 
  • Boylan Soda: Began Handcrafting Sodas in 1891 with unique flavors and cane sugar.
  • Carne Humana: a red wine blend sourced from six vineyards throughout the upper-Napa Valley sub-appellations of Calistoga, St. Helena, and Rutherford. Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, and Zinfandel are among the grape varieties chosen for this vintage. Whereas most red blends are created from separate lots and combined before bottling, Carne Humana was co-fermented and barrel aged.
  • Sweet & Hot Jerky:  Enjoy our new Jerky flavor!  Just like the name says, it’s got a sweet start and a spicy finish!

WINE PAIRING:  What type of wine goes with Double Smoked Ham and will please a variety of pallets?  We suggest a Moscato.    Moscato is a white wine new wine drinkers will enjoy as well as seasoned wine connoisseurs.  We have a few brands to choose from.

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

  • The Wine Bar will be CLOSED on 4/3.  Starting 4/10 we will again be open from 6-10pm.  Purchase wine by the glass or bottle.  Reds are $7/glass, Whites are $6/glass or a bottle of beer for $3.50
  • Happy Hour at the Wine Bar: Come in Fridays from 4-6pm for $2.50 beer and $5.00 wine of the month.  Sorry no bottles.  Due to the Wine Bar being closed, there will be no Happy Hour on April 3rd.
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Friday, May 8th we are having a Mother’s Day Wine Tasting from 6-8pm. The first 25 who RSVP and pay their $10 will receive a Wine Sippy Cup at the event.  This will be a fun night of tasting cheesecake, tea and of course wine!  Enjoy shopping our vendors: Mainstream Boutique, Plexus, Young Living Essential Oils and Arbonne.

ESSENTIAL OILS:  We now have Lemon, Thieves, Peppermint and Grapefruit in stock.  Essential Oils have many uses.  One of the popular ways is by diffusing a certain oil with an oil diffuser.   Questions?  Ask me the next time you’re in!

THE STATE INSPECTED DIFFERENCE

 Holmen Locker and Meat Market is a State inspected HAACP compliant meat processing facility with a state inspector on premise every day. The inspector checks to be sure all processing is done according to State of Wisconsin rules and regulations, so  all food is safe for the consumer. HAACP compliance requires strict adherence to a long list of food handling procedures to ensure consumer safety.

Please continue to watch Facebook for more upcoming events and Wine Bar dates.

 

Thank you for your business!

Lauri

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Homemade Corned Beef will be available the week of March 9th.  It always goes fast so call and reserve yours to make sure you don’t miss out!            608-526-3112. While your here, don’t forget to pick up your favorite beer!

THE HOG SALE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 14th: HALF OR WHOLE HOG just $2.69/lb.  This includes the smoking for bacon and ham.   Call (608) 526-3112 to place your order.  *Please note, orders will be filled in the order they are received.  Order early for quickest pick up.

NEW PRODUCTS:

 Tangled Oaks Merlot: A full bodied dry red with all the good aromas and flavors that can be captured by fermenting on the skins, plup, and seeds until just the right time. A perfect complement to a steak dinner or any beef entrée.

James E Pepper 1776 Ale:  This Ale is aged in Rye Whiskey barrels!  Every batch gets a big, boozy Rye whiskey finish and notes of toffee, chocolate, oak & vanilla.

 Ballast Point Beer from San Diego: The perfect balance of taste and aroma. An obsession with ingredients. An exploration of techniques. And while they savor the result, they’re just as fascinated by the process to get there.

 UPCOMING EVENTS: 

  • The Wine Bar will be open from 6-10pm.  Purchase wine by the glass or bottle.  Reds are $7/glass, Whites are $6/glass or a bottle of beer for $3.50
  • Happy Hour at the Wine Bar: Come in Fridays from 4-6pm for $2.50 beer and $5.00 wine of the month.  Sorry no bottles.
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Friday, May 8th we are having a Mother’s Day Wine Tasting from 6-8pm.  Keep watch our newsletter and Facebook for more information!

 

Thank you for your business and have a great St. Patrick’s Day!

Lauri

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