Friday, August 1, 2014

Greetings in August Goodbye to July

Our Ranger Chickens are fresh if you're looking for a thigh
Or have you heard about "hanger steaks" - maybe give them a try
Enjoy Summer in the City and feel free to stop by.

August in Eugene
at Long’s Meat Market
 
"I love August in Eugene with cool mornings and walks at first light. 
Road trips down to the coast, Saturday market's fresh produce, outdoor events, Bach Festival, and a bike ride by the river.
When it's time to fire up the barbecue, or create a custom picnic cooler, Long's Meat Market has the "perfect storm" of high quality meats, great prices and service, and that authentic vintage butcher shop look and feel which is unique."
David Brown

Meat Prices Going Up But We're Holding a Steady Course
We only raise meat prices when we have to, and due to the recent increases nationwide we've have raised our prices on certain meats a bit just to maintain our business and pay expenses. If you compare our meats and cheese prices to other local gourmet markets we are still the best buy in town.
Of course it's not just about the money. we focus on the highest quality fresh grass fed and free range meats, locally raised. Example: Our bulk prices for grass fed and grain fed beef wholes and half sides, cut and wrapped, went from $3.50lb to $3.69 lb,still an excellent price for this level of quality. View our meat packages page to help save on meat prices.
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A Rare Find ! Anderson Ranches
Builds Their Own Processing Plant


Most ranchers, including managers of grass fed free range livestock, need to use a third party processing plant.  Anderson Ranches have been raising grass fed lamb for five generations, and in 2013, designed and built a meat processing facility to handle their own stock as well as those of other Oregon ranchers. This is rare for a rancher to do this.

By using their own processing plant, now they control every step of the process from field to packaging. Not only do the grass fed lambs have minimal stress before processing, but they use a best standards humane method. Kalapooia Valley Grass Fed Processing LLC is a humanely handled holding facility with methods recommended by Temple Grandin.
" They say if you win your hardest sell, he will be one of your best customers. It is most certainly the case with Mike Wooley of Long's Meat Market. Mike has not only been one of our first customers but one of the best and most loyal for us here at Anderson Ranches Oregon Lamb. Mike helped us understand what his customers wanted and he and his staff work hard to make that happen. We pride ourselves on raising the best quality lamb in the world and Long's has helped us reach that goal. Long's has been exclusively using our lamb since 1997."
- Reed Anderson, Anderson Ranches.

Four "High End" Steaks Worth Learning About
From SeriousEats.com we are sharing this excerpt and link for you to learn more about steak cuts. 
".....the kings of the steakhouse are still those cuts that come from the Longissimus dorsi and the Psoas major. The Longissimus dorsi are a pair of long, tender muscles that run down either side of the spine of the steer, outside the ribs, all the way from the neck to the hip. The tenderness of a steak is inversely related to the amount of work that a muscle does during the steer's lifetime. So as a relatively unused muscle, the Longissimus dorsi (commonly referred to as the loin or the backstrap) are extremely tender, making them an ideal candidate for steak...." - Full story >

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From all of us at Long's Meat Market,
enjoy August and summer, be safe and enjoy life!