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Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 3pm

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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Happy March!

This month at the Holmen Locker & Meat Market, our feature is Double Smoked Hams! Make sure you order yours NOW in time for Easter. Call us at 608-526-3112 to place your order. Easter comes early this year on April 8th.

Mark your calendar, for Friday, March 30th, 6:30-8 p.m. to attend our first Meal Club Event which will be a Wine Tasting featuring 4 different wines and a variety of appetizers to sample. Cost is $8 for Meal Club Members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited to 50, so call 608-526-3112 to reserve your spot. (1st Come – 1st Served) Don’t forget to tell your friends about the Meal Club. If you refer them, you also receive an extra free gift!

With Easter approaching, I often get asked about how to prepare our Double Smoked Ham. So, I thought this month, I would share my simple but tasty recipe for the perfect ham.

LAURI’S HAM RECIPE FOR EASTER

Preheat Oven to 325 degrees.

Put ham in roasting pan and cover with a can of 7-up or Sprite. Cover ham with foil and bake 10 minutes per pound. Enjoy!!

Happy Spring!!

Lauri

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