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Happy 2013!!

Have you made your new year’s resolution?? If it has anything to do with eating well, here at the Holmen Locker & Meat Market, we can help. We’re starting the year off with a Ground Beef Special – 50 lbs or more for only $3.69 lb for 90% Lean or $3.49 lb for 85% Lean. Our beef is ground fresh, on site, every day. Our meat is 100% local (from within a 100 miles). We use whole muscle meat that we have ground on-site. Our doors are always open to view our processes.  We are a State Inspected facility where a FSIS inspector visits every day to check our processes for quality, consistency and bacterial content. In La Crosse County, there are only 2 state inspected meat retail plants and we are one of them. We want you to stay healthy and shop local!

NEW PRODUCTSChip Magnet Salsa is still in stock and we’ve had many great reviews from customers who sampled it over the holidays. It’s a super fresh mix with hand-chopped ingredients available in a variety of yummy flavors.

RECIPE IDEAGround Beef Nachos - This is a hearty treat just perfect to serve while you watch the Packers in the playoffs and take advantage of the ground beef savings this month and the other items we also carry in our shop. Brown your ground beef and season with Excalibur Taco Seasoning. Pour over Bucky Badger Chips (delicious white tortilla chips). Add your favorite shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese (we have a great selection) and melt in the oven or microwave. Serve with your favorite Chip Magnet Salsa – yummy!! Go Pack Go!

Looking for a new Beer or Wine to go with the nachos? This month, we recommend Fat Tire Beer. We have several new wines including Red Diamond – Red Blend, LaMericka – Pinot Noir & Kenwood – Cab & Pinot Noir.

ATTENTION MEAL CLUB MEMBERS: Our NEW club card will be available by the 15th of the month. Be sure to ask about it when you stop in to earn new FREE gifts and take advantage of new member specials. You can still finish out your old card before you use the new one. 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! Don’t forget that as a Meal Club Member, you have member-only specials every day. Make sure to check the back of your membership card. Tell your friends too!

MEAL CLUB EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL of the MONTH – Lobster Tails – $7.99 each. Show your card and ask at the register.

PLEASE RSVP by Jan 10th to 608-526-3112 for our first-ever Holmen Locker Meal Club Pot Luck Social on Wed, Jan 16th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. If we get enough people wanting to attend, we will provide the wine. We’re asking everyone to bring their favorite appetizer or dessert with their recipes. We will be voting for the best appetizer and dessert of the night. Winners will win a bottle of wine! This will be a fun way to find great new recipes for your Super Bowl Party. Please let us know if you will attend, so we know whether to plan for the event.

Don’t forget to come out to our Wine Bar Friday Nights from 6-10 p.m. Come try some new wines and beers, meet friends and relax! You can purchase a bottle of your choice and drink it at the bar too.

Looking for great burgers, be sure to visit these fine restaurants that carry Holmen Locker Fresh Ground Beef – Dublin Square, Hideaway Inn, Bucky’s Burger Barn, Cass Street Bar, Hunter’s Last Chance, Mary Moe’s Bar, Onalaska American Legion, Pizza Corral, Smokey’s Bar, Trempealeau Hotel and our newest addition- Club 400 in Willston.  Jacqlon’s Restaurant now also carries Holmen Locker Bacon & Sausage!

We wish you and your family a happy and prosperous new year in 2013!!

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Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!!

How are your holiday preparations coming along?? Here at the Holmen Locker & Meat Market, we’re ready to help. We have a great variety of unique gift items and of course, we have the best quality meat to give you a one-stop shop for all your holiday needs.  Give us a call at 608-526-3112 to order your Double Smoked Ham, Smoked Turkey or Prime Rib for the most delicious holiday dinner ever. 

DECEMBER SPECIAL - All Bags of Cookie Dough are just $8.99 for the month of December – an easy and quick solution for the cookie exchange, school or office party.

NEW PRODUCTSChip Magnet Salsa is now in stock. It’s a super fresh mix with hand-chopped ingredients available in a variety of yummy flavors. It’s made in Eau Claire and you may have seen it at the Farmer’s Markets this past summer.

GIFT IDEAS - We offer a variety of Wisconsin-made products that make perfect gifts for friends and family across the country. We are here to help you complete your gift list! Here are some great ideas -

Custom Gift Boxes – We can customize any gift box for that special person on your list. We also ship gift boxes for you any time until Dec 14th. Let us make your shopping easier!

For the Ladies – How about a Wine Purse by Volere  filled with your choice of Rose, Merlot Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio?She’ll love it! Or pair it with a high-heeled Boot Cork Cage. It even comes with a selection of different colored satin ribbons to lace up the back. She may also like the new Chocolate Red Wine from the Chocolate Cellar paired with our new healthy Cookie Chips.

Trader Joe Products – Yes, we have a great selection of Trader Joe pastas, sauces and more. You don’t have to drive to Rochester. Check with us first.

Have a Sweet Tooth? How about candy boxes from the Sweet Shop in La Crosse or Amish Candy.

RECIPE IDEADouble-Smoked Ham - Pour one can 7-UP or Sprite over ham and bake at 300 degrees at 10 minutes per pound or put in crock-pot and heat on low until heated through.

Looking for a new Beer or Wine? This month, we recommend our Winter Beers – Goose Island’s Mild Winter, New Belgium Brewing Snow Day or Capital Winter Skål a Vienna beer by Capital Brewery, a brewery in Middleton, Wisconsin.

ATTENTION MEAL CLUB MEMBERS: Don’t forget to get your club cards completed so you can start the NEW card being introduced in January with new gifts to earn FREE and new member specials. 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! Don’t forget that as a Meal Club Member, you have member-only specials every day. Make sure to check the back of your membership card. Tell your friends too!

EVENTS – Stop by Dec 8th from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for our Local Locker Expo featuring small businesses and crafters.  Please contact Lauri at 608-526-3112 if you’re interested or know someone who might be interested in participating. This event will tie in with the Holmen’s Hometown Christmas event Dec 8th at the Halfway Creek Park from 4-7 p.m.

Mark Your Calendars to RSVP by Jan 4th for our first-ever Holmen Locker Meal Club Pot Luck Social, Wed Jan 16th. If we get enough people wanting to attend, we will provide the wine. We’re asking everyone to bring their favorite appetizer or dessert with their recipes. We will be voting for the best appetizer and dessert of the night. Winners will win a bottle of wine! This will be a fun way to find great new recipes for your Super Bowl Party. Please let us know if you will attend, so we know whether to plan for the event. 

REMINDER!!! Our Wine Bar is OPEN every Friday Night from 6-10 p.m. Come try some new wines and beers, meet friends and relax! You can purchase a bottle of your choice and drink it at the bar too.

Looking for great burgers, be sure to visit these fine restaurants that carry Holmen Locker Fresh Ground Beef – Dublin Square, Hideaway Inn, Bucky’s Burger Barn, Cass Street Bar, Hunter’s Last Chance, Mary Moe’s Bar, Onalaska American Legion, Pizza Corral, Smokey’s Bar, and Trempealeau Hotel.  Jacqlon’s Restaurant now carries Holmen Locker Bacon & Sausage!

We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season.

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It’s “Thanksgiving” Month!

The holidays are just around the corner. Time to order your Fresh Turkey for the yummiest Thanksgiving dinner ever.  Call us at 608-526-3112 to place your holiday order. We also have double-smoked hams and prime rib available to order as well.

NEW PRODUCTS – Check out our new Smokehouse Apricot – Turkey Brats made right at the Holmen Locker with our brand new Smokehouse. We still have Banana Bread Beer if you didn’t get a chance to try it at our tasting event last month. It was a big hit!

RECIPE IDEARoasted Turkey- Need a reminder on how to make the perfect turkey this Thanksgiving? Check out this link for cooking times and suggestions on how to make your turkey extra flavorful – http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/How-to-Cook-a-Turkey/Detail.aspx?src=mer598

Looking for a new Beer or Wine? This month, we recommend a Pumpkin Harvest Liquor. For a unique Thanksgiving dessert, slice up some plain or turtle cheesecake. Add a drizzle of Pumpkin Harvest Liquor and top with fresh whipped cream and cinnamon. Who needs pumpkin pie?

ATTENTION MEAL CLUB MEMBERS: We are introducing a NEW card in January with new gifts to earn FREE. You’ll still be able to complete your old cards but we wanted to offer something new for those who have already completed their cards. 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! Don’t forget that as a Meal Club Member, you have member-only specials every day. Make sure to check the back of your membership card. Tell your friends too!

Special Thanks to all who attended our Free Fall Harvest Smokehouse & Beer Tasting on Fri, Oct 26th. We had a great time and appreciate all of you who stopped out to sample our new smokehouse treats. ”Like” our Facebook page and check out pictures from the event!

REMINDER!!! Our Wine Bar is OPEN every Friday Night from 6-10 p.m. Come try some new wines and beers, meet friends and relax! You can purchase a bottle of your choice and drink it at the bar too.

Looking for great burgers, be sure to visit these fine restaurants that carry Holmen Locker Fresh Ground Beef – Dublin Square, Hideaway Inn, Bucky’s Burger Barn, Cass Street Bar, Hunter’s Last Chance, Mary Moe’s Bar, Onalaska American Legion, Pizza Corral, Smokey’s Bar, and Trempealeau Hotel.

Looking for Small Business Owners to Display Product… In order to support local business in the area, we’d like to tie in with the Holmen’s Hometown Christmas event Dec 8th at the Halfway Creek Park from 4-7 p.m. We’d like to invite you to display your items in our shop from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please contact Lauri at 608-526-3112 if you’re interested or know someone who might be interested in participating.

Check us out for holiday gifts and gift baskets. We offer a variety of Wisconsin-made products that make perfect gifts for friends and family across the country. It’s never too early to get your shopping list completed!

With Thanksgiving soon upon us, we’d like to take this time to say “thank you” to our customers and let you know how much we appreciate your business. We wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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Happy Oktoberfest!!

The leaves are changing and the air is brisk – October is here! Time to order the Fall Bundle Special only $150 – includes 2 Beef Roasts, 2 Pork Roasts, 6 lbs Country-style Ribs, 4 Rings Bologna, 8 lbs Hamburger, 5 lbs Pork Sausage, 3 lbs Bacon and 1 lb Beef Tips.

NEW PRODUCTS – Check out our own Smokehouse Reuben Brats made right at the Holmen Locker with our brand new Smokehouse. Have a sweet tooth? You’ll want to try Lynn’s Candies locally made in Sparta, WI. Looking to be organized? We now offer 31 Bags. Book a Party or have an Open House to receive free hostess gifts and use the Holmen Locker Wine Bar for your location.

RECIPE IDEAReuben Brats – Grill or stove cook as desired. Grab your favorite brat buns and serve with Thousand Island dressing, sauerkraut and swiss cheese – yummy!

Looking for a new Beer or Wine? This month, we recommend a Pumpkin Ale or Oktoberfest beer, of course.

Have you ever tried Banana Bread Beer? Yes, Banana Bread and we have it on hand for you to try. http://www.wellsandyoungs.co.uk/home/our-beers/ales/wells-banana-bread-beer

Congrats to all Meal Club members who continue to earn Free gifts by presenting their Meal Club Card for a stamp with each purchase to earn lots of FREE gifts! Congratulations! Don’t forget that as a Meal Club Member, you have member-only specials every day. Make sure to check the back of your membership card. Tell your friends too!

REMINDER – Mark your calendars now for the FREE Fall Harvest Smokehouse & Beer Tasting on Fri, Oct 26th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come sample our new smokehouse products and new beers including that Banana Bread Beer! Hope you’ll be able to join us!

BIG NEWS!!! Our Wine Bar is OPEN every Friday Night from 6-10 p.m.  Come try some new wines and beers, meet friends and relax!

Looking for great burgers, be sure to visit these fine restaurants that carry Holmen Locker Fresh Ground Beef – Dublin Square, Hideaway Inn, Bucky’s Burger Barn, Cass Street Bar, Hunter’s Last Chance, Mary Moe’s Bar, Onalaska American Legion, Pizza Corral, Smokey’s Bar, and Trempealeau Hotel.

Last but not least, the holidays are just around the corner, we’re here to help. Order your fresh holiday ham or turkey. Create a custom gift basket. We can accomodate many themes – meat & cheese, wine & beer, tea, 31 Bags. Don’t forget the beer & the beef jerky for the men in your life. We have many new items in the shop weekly. We offer much more than just fresh quality meat.

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Back to School Time is Here!

Hope everyone had a relaxing Labor Day Weekend and getting the kids off to school was a breeze! To take advantage of those last few months of good grilling weather, for September purchase 50 lbs of Ground Beef at only $3.69 lb for 90% Lean or $3.49 lb for 85% Lean.

APPETIZER RECIPE IDEABeef & Sweet Corn Mexican Dip
4 cups frozen sweet white corn, 3/4 cups mild salsa, 1 pkg. 8 oz. Cream Cheese and 1/2 lb ground beef.
Brown the ground beef and add remaining ingredients until melted in crock pot. Heat through and serve with chips or thin with milk for a unique soup. Also great on tortilla chips as nachos or poured on corn bread.

NEW PRODUCTS – Grab some of our fresh, organic tomatoes for a perfect topping on your grilled burgers. Looking for a great dessert? Treat yourself to our newest ice cream flavor – Strawberry Cheesecake – yummy!

Looking for a new Beer or Wine? This month, we recommend a ready-to-serve White Cranberry Cosmo by Skinny Girl http://skinnygirlcocktails.com/#the-cocktails/ready-to-serve-cocktails

For beer lovers, how about trying some “Sconnie”– available in a 6 pk of 16 oz. cans. This is the only can beer we carry. Brewed in Monroe, Wisconsin, this American lager is handcrafted with the beer-drinking, bratwurst-grilling, cream-puff-eating, outdoorsman culture of America’s Dairyland in mind. This lifestyle brand is loved by all who love Wisconsin – and that’s a lot of love.”  http://sconniebeer.com/index.php

Congrats to all Meal Club members who continue to earn Free gifts by presenting their Meal Club Card for a stamp with each purchase to earn lots of FREE gifts! Congratulations! Don’t forget to sign up at the register to join the Meal Club, if you haven’t already to make sure you earn your Free Gifts and enjoy Member-Only Specials. Tell your friends too!

REMINDER – Mark your calendars now for the next Girl’s Night Out – September 19th 6:30-8:30 p.m. We will have wine vendors on site for tastings to include – Skinny Girl Cocktails, Chocolate Wine & Marshmallow Vodka. Renaissance Breads will be back as well as other jewelry and craft vendors. It was so fun last time, we had to do it again. Hope you’ll be able to join us!

BIG NEWS!!! Our Smokehouse is installed and working great!!  Look for details on our October Taste of the Smokehouse & Beer Tasting event. You won’t want to miss it!

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August is Holmen Kornfest Aug 17-19

As a tribute to Kornfest, we’ve got Kornfest Brats all month only $1.99 lb. Or take home 10 lbs of our Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast for only $22!

GRILL RECIPE IDEASHolmen Locker Brat– Grill your brats to get grill marks. Put cooked brats in crock pot on low. Cover with your favorite BBQ Sauce, thinly sliced onions and 1/2 cup of your favorite beer. Let simmer 3 hours. Serve on Brat Bun and top with coleslaw or sauerkraut.

NEW PRODUCTS – Grab some of our fresh, organic tomatoes to make a perfect salad complement to your Locker Brat. Looking for a great dessert? Treat yourself to our newest ice cream flavor – Strawberry Cheesecake – yummy!

Looking for a new Beer or Wine? This month, we recommend a light fruity Washington State 14 Hands Chardonay  http://www.14hands.com/wines/14_hands_chardonnay

For beer lovers, how about trying some Moose Drool – a brown ale brewed in Missoula, Montana through Big Sky Brewery – a great complement to most foods. http://www.bigskybrew.com/Moose%20Drool

CONGRATULATIONS to our latest Newlyweds – our son Justin & his new wife Jennifer. Also, congrats to Diana & Rich, some of our favorite customers!

Congrats to all Meal Club members who continue to earn Free gifts by presenting their Meal Club Card for a stamp with each purchase to earn lots of FREE gifts! Congratulations! Don’t forget to sign up at the register to join the Meal Club, if you haven’t already to make sure you earn your Free Gifts and enjoy Member-Only Specials!

AUGUST MEAL CLUB MEMBER SPECIAL – Smokehouse Brats only $3.99 lb

REMINDER – Mark your calendars now for the next Girl’s Night Out – September 19th 6:30-8:30 p.m. Look for more details as the date gets closer. We’re inviting new vendors and plan to make Oktoberfest the theme with German beer and wine tasting!

BIG NEWS!!! Our Smokehouse is installed and working great!!  We love it and plan to do a different smokehouse special each month especially for all our Meal Club Members! Look for many new products in the upcoming months. We will keep you posted.

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Happy Fourth of July!!

JULY IS NATIONAL HOT DOG MONTH! A perfect choice for the 4th of July and other summer celebrations. Choose between regular Hot Dogs or our New Chili Flavored Locker Dogs (all the taste without the mess)all just $5.39 lb now through the end of July!!

GRILL RECIPE IDEAS - Grill hot dogs – cut into pieces and add to macaroni and cheese. Serve with a garden salad for a complete meal. Check out this link for Bobby Flay’s Nacho Dog Recipe. What a great option for 0ur Chili Flavored Locker Dog!

Brat Lovers – Be sure to check out our NEW Parmesan/Garlic Brats or Kornfest Brats.

Looking for a new Beer or Wine? This month, we recommend a new red blend called Kumbaya. Click here to learn more.

For beer lovers, how about Shock Top’s New Lemon Shandy – a refreshing option with a hint of lemonade for the hot summer months.

CONGRATULATIONS to Diana & Rich, our latest Holmen Meal Club Members to complete all levels of the Meal Club Card to earn lots of FREE gifts! They remembered to bring their card to each visit for a stamp and earned their free gifts. Congratulations! Don’t forget to sign-up at the register to join the Meal Club, if you haven’t already to make sure you earn your Free Gifts!

Thanks to all who came out for the first ever Girls’ Night Out last month. Check out pictures on our Facebook page! What a great turnout and a fun night! Mark your calendars now for the next one – September 19th 6:30-8:30 p.m. Look for more details as the date gets closer.

When visiting restaurants, don’t forget to ask if they use Holmen Locker & Meat Market ground beef for the best quality. Welcome to the following restaurants who now carry Holmen Locker & Meat Market ground beef – Dublin Square & Trempealeau Hotel.

BIG NEWS!!! We are proud to announce the additon of our very own Smokehouse – the first of its kind in the state of Wisconsin! Look for many new products in the upcoming months. We will keep you posted.

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June is for Celebrating Fathers!

JUNE SUMMER GRILLING BUNDLE SPECIAL - Now $149 through the end of June!! (Save $10) Includes (10) 8 oz. Top Sirloins, (8) 1 lb. Ground Beef, 5 lbs. Chicken Breast, 6 Thick Cut Port Chops, 48 Hot Dogs & 30  Just in time for the graduation parties and summer get-togethers!!

FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL – Tell us your steaks are for Father’s Day and get a FREE Marinade on Friday and Saturday (June 15 & 16)!

GRILL RECIPE – Marinade or season your Father’s Day Steak. Grill, flipping on both sides until desired wellness. Next, top with Herb Butter and serve.

Herb Butter - courtesy of Group Recipes

  • 4 Tbsp. salted butter, room temperature                                              
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh tarragon or herb of your choice   
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest, finely grated                                               
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black peppers
  • Few drops lemon juices

Cream butter, herbs, zest, pepper and juice. Mound in center of plastic wrap square. Roll into cylinder, twisting the ends of plastic to seal. Put rubber bands on ends to hold the seal. Chill until firm.

Check out our New Breaded Chicken Strips too. Try this recipe for a quick easy Summer dinner!
CHICKEN STRIP WRAP RECIPE
Fry or Bake chicken strips. Wrap in a warmed, flour tortilla and add lettuce, tomato, and Ranch Dressing. Or, get creative with pineapple, mandarin orange and Balsamic Dressing. Yummy!

CONGRATULATIONS to Jane K, our latest Holmen Meal Club Member to earn the 1st Level gift of a FREE pound of ground beef! She remembered to bring her card to each visit for a stamp and earned her free gift. Next, she’ll earn a Free Bottle of Wine or a 6 pk of Beer. Way to go Marilyn! Don’t forget to sign-up at the register to join the Meal Club, if you haven’t already to make sure you earn your Free Gifts!

Wives looking for a funny gift for Dad might like to grab a bottle of “Ole Geezer” wine from the Holmen Locker Wine & Beer Bar! If Dad prefers beer – have no fear – choose from over a hundred different varieties from all over the country and the world. For a special Father’s Day BBQ, pick up some Sangria by Ed Hardy. Add some ice and fruit to a pitcher and combine with the Sangria for a cool, refreshing beverage.

Welcome to the following restaurants who now carry Holmen Locker & Meat Market ground beef – Dublin Square & Trempealeau Hotel. Ask your favorite restaurant if they carry our meat.

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Ladies – Mark Your Calendar…

Wed, June 13th – It’s GIRL’S NIGHT OUT

6:30-8:30 at the Holmen Locker Wine & Beer Bar
Enjoy tastings of Chick Beer, Wine Smoothies and Kinky Vodka. Shop for purses, candles and other goodies.
RSVP to 608.526.3112

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Visit Holmen Locker & Meat Market at Midwest Gas for
the 1st Annual Ribberfest for Cystic Fibrosis
June 23 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join us for Ribberfest 2012 on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Midwest TV & Appliance. It’s sure to be a great day of tasty food
and great entertainment. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Local grill enthusiasts will have the opportunity to showcase their talents cooking Festival Foods ribs on the Big Green Egg.
Then it’s up to the judges to decide the winner. Top prize is $500 with $250 for second place and $125 for third.

Food lovers can enjoy delicious food sampling in the Holmen Locker & Meat Market Taste Tent.
Click on the link above for more details.

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May is for Celebrating Mothers!

MAY GROUND BEEF SPECIAL - $3.69 lb for 90% Lean or $3.49 lb for 85% Lean with a 50 lb minimum order

May Ground Beef Special

Check out our New Frozen Burger Patty Flavors too – Red Onion, Pizza, Mushroom and Roasted Garlic/Onion – yummy!

CONGRATULATIONS to Marilyn, our first Holmen Meal Club Member to earn the 1st Level gift of a FREE pound of ground beef! She remembered to bring her card to each visit for a stamp and earned her free gift. Next, she’ll earn a Free Bottle of Wine or a 6 pk of Beer. Way to go Marilyn! Don’t forget to sign-up at the register to join the Meal Club, if you haven’t already to make sure you earn your Free Gifts!

Husbands looking to treat Mom for Mother’s Day might try a Chocolate Covered Cherry Cocktail!

Use a martini glass or other decorative cocktail glass. Rim with our Chocolate Rimming Sugar by Urban Accents. Fill with chilled Cherry Cha Cha Cha wine (an American Chardonnay with Cherry Wine by Three Lakes Winery) and serve with love.

Other suggestions include:

Flirt by Flirt Winery (http://flirtwinery.com/)

Love by VonStiehl Winery (http://vonstiehl.com/)

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Come Join the Holmen Locker & Meat Market at the
“Taste of the Coulee Region”
for food, specialty coffees, wines, artist displays and entertainment!
The sights, sounds and tastes of the Coulee Region will all be available from:
4:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 17
at the City Brewery Hospitality Center, 1111 S. Third St.
Tickets cost $30 in advance or $40 at the door.
Proceeds benefit the programs of the YWCA.
For more information, contact Grace at the YWCA at (608) 781-2783, ext. 230.

 

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Happy April!!

APRIL SALESummer Grilling Bundle - Now $150 through the end of April!! (Retail Value – $165)
Includes (10) 8 oz. Top Sirloins, (8) 1 lb. Ground Beef, 5 lbs. Chicken Breast, 6 Thick Cut Port Chops, 48 Hot Dogs & 30 Brats

Pair your bundle with a nice PICCOLO TESORO SPARKLING MOSCATO ROSÉ FOR SUMMER! This is a sweet wine that is a great addition to a late-summer evening BBQ.  At a great price, this wine has a delicate bouquet and persistent bubbles, with a velvety smooth finish  that makes it a great match for fruit and desserts.

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This month, in response to several questions and concerns about “Pink Slime”, I wanted to take a moment to explain what it is and how it affects you, the consumer. Pink Slime or lean finely textured beef (LFTB) which is how it is normally referred to within the industry is not a new product or process. Basically, to avoid waste, larger processors take the leftover trim from the beef, which is generally 2:1 fat to muscle, and separate the two. The muscle or lean protein can then be used in ground beef and other formed products like beef hot dogs. Some processors use a puff of ammonia to produce the LFTB to reduce the chance for bacterial contamination and this practice has also been reviewed as safe.

The real question becomes, do YOU really approve of this process and, now that you know about it, do you really want to eat beef slime that’s been treated with anything?

Here are some of your questions -

How do you create the ground beef you sell in the frozen 1 lb and bigger bags?

Our ground beef is made from whole muscle meats, chuck round and shoulder clods, etc. We do not use any finely ground trim meat or fillers of any kind.

Is the ground beef created in your store or from somewhere else? Can you state it is 100% (local) meat not containing additives or fillers?

Our ground beef is ground fresh, on site, every day. YES, we can state that our meat is 100% local (from within a 100 miles). We use whole muscle meat that we have ground on-site. Our doors are always open to view our processes.

Where would I most likely find “pink slime”?

Stay away from large processed “rolls” of ground beef. Also, many fast food restaurants purchase burgers made using the bulk ground beef that is more likely to carry LFTB. We have several local restaurants that now carry our meat to ensure quality. Ask them when you order if they use Holmen Locker & Meat Market beef products.

How is your meat inspected?

We are a State Inspected facility where a FSIS inspector visits every day to check our processes for quality, consistency and bacterial content. In La Crosse County, there are only 2 state inspected meat retail plants and we are one of them.

Have a wonderful Spring! Please continue to send me your questions and comments.

Lauri & Scott

 

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