Friday, November 1, 2013

Always Giving Thanks, Especially in November

November 1 2013
The Turkeys are Coming, but so are The Ducks
We honor the Thanksgiving tradition, but remind ourselves that we always give thanks for so many blessings that we have throughout the year. As we enter the holiday season we wish everyone a safe and festive seasonal experience, while also acknowledging that there are many in need and who have challenges at this time. This month we are discussing turkeys of course - free range, and healthier choices, how to order, etc. We also start our featured news with an alternative meat for Thanksgiving, one in which the owner of Long's Meat Market, Mike Wooley, served his family for years on Thanksgiving day.

Why Duck a La Orange on Thanksgiving Day ?
"Peking Duck with a recipe of a la orange was our favorite choice of meats for Thanksgiving", says Mike Wooley. "The meat is richer, does not dry out as easily from cooking, and is delicious when served with the a la orange recipe. We have fresh local duck in our store now during the holidays, and suggest that you consider trying it out".
Try Emeril's Classic Duck a la Orange Recipe >
  Shelton Turkeys and How to Order

Again, we are ordering hundreds of Shelton turkeys for Thanksgiving and want you to know the best way to get your order in to us.

      Why Shelton Turkeys ?
Shelton Turkeys are raised in open range pens for up to 26 weeks. The turkeys are NEVER fed or administered any antibiotics or artificial growth stimulants at any time. Shelton turkeys have been the standard of excellence since 1924 in Southern California and throughout the West Coast.

How to Order Turkey or Duck from Long's Meat Market
Want a $5.00 coupon? The Register Guard will have $5.00 turkey coupons in our ad on these dates - 11/13, 11/15, 11/20
Phone: phone orders are fine, but we get busy during the holiday season, so call early for a better chance of getting through. Hours are 8am-6pm, M-Sat.

In Person: While shopping here during the month of November, you can place an order at our meat counter.

Email: If you are going to email us, use the convenient Turkey order form below, so that we know what you want.  We will assume only one turkey is being ordered unless you specify more than one below.

Online form:
Visit our Thanksgiving page on our web site or use this form to order fresh turkey or duck.

Please check the type of meat that you are ordering.

If Turkey, choose the approximate weight.

Please type in the number of turkeys or ducks that you want if more then one

Would you like to be added to our email list to receive The Butcher's Blog and other announcements?

We will send an email confirmation that we have received your order.

from Mother Earth News 

“Tremendous money and effort is expended maintaining production anti-seasonally, but meat is best in certain seasons, just as produce is. When are the deer fattest in your area? Going into winter. Forage-fattened beef is also best in the fall. Once the frost has killed flies and sweetened the grass, cows are more comfortable than at any other time of the year. They naturally ramp up their forage intake and back fat in fall to get through the lean, hard winter. On the other hand, spring is when chickens lay enough eggs so there will be extra for raising broilers. Seasonally speaking, it makes sense to eat chicken in the summer and beef in winter.” Read full story > 

Although this makes sense for a lot of reasons, here in the fertile Willamette Valley we have an abundance of locally raised beef, cattle, and pork, that can also be enjoyed in any season. As it gets colder and we need more calories, then naturally meat will help with the nutrition needs as well as enjoying the many tastes of recipes. Our meat packages are being advertised in the Register Guard and can offer savings and a way to store some extra meat this fall and winter season. View our meat package web page
"Say Cheese"

Ducks Fans, Win a Tailgate Meat Package!

For Ducks home games we are giving away a tailgate meat package. The prize varies, but will include several servings to enjoy before a game with friends. Enter to win at our meat counter. Entry forms are used for all future drawings also. Good luck and Go Ducks! vs Utah 11/16 and civil war 11/29th.

Knee Deep Cattle Company - Meet the Local Ranchers who Supply our Free Range, Grass Fed Beef
"Everybody is knee deep in something"

Cheese and Wine in the Deli
Rogue River Blue is in, and this award winning cheese has amazing taste. Excellent small side treat for any meal this month. Our wine selections include both local and imported reds and whites. Ask Dave in the Deli about pairings of wine and cheese, and be surprised!

Thanksgiving : Best recipes for turkey and duck
We already provided a Duck recipe above.... 
Try Emeril's Classic Duck a la Orange Recipe 
Best 5 Star Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes: Food Network 

Wishing you all a great month and safe holiday season, happy Thanksgiving. We appreciate your business and maybe will see you soon! From all of us at Long's Meat Market.

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