Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Butcher's Blog - July 2015


Summer kicks in with lots of fun events in Eugene including the 4th of July, Bach Festival, Oregon Country FairArt and the Vineyard, and Eugene festival.  to name a few.

Wishing you a safe and fun 4th of July!

In the month of July we celebrate
Things that make this country great
It’s a barbecue tradition that also is fun
As we cook our favorite meats in the sun

About Carlton Farms, Oregon

Have you ever had bacon that has been dry cured the old fashioned way? How about leaner and healthier pork for the modern diet? Take a closer look at what's been happening with pork over the years. Today, our job is a little bit easier.

Butchers no longer need to"trim the fat" from their pork. Locally raised hogs are leaner, meeting the health-conscious needs for quality pork with less fat. Today's pig yields a pork loin with 77% less fat - and 53% fewer calories! And at Long's Meat Market, we have the best cuts in town. We provide savory pork products from two top Oregon suppliers:
Carlton Farms & Tails and Trotters
Carlton Farms, an Oregon based pork producer, is known for their high quality handcrafted meats. Need ribs for the grill? Check out our fresh cuts at the meat counter. Ask our butchers if you need a special cut or wrapping.

from their website:
"At Carlton Farms, we are committed to producing only the freshest and finest handcrafted natural meats. To achieve that, we believe in working with a select team of handpicked local and national growers who raise animals to our exacting standards. We also believe in the importance of running a clean, efficient, and humane facility that consistently meets or exceeds USDA standards. And we believe in a thoughtful, handcrafted approach that doesn't rely on artificial flavors, colors, or chemicals."

 For the Grill -
Meat Packages to Stretch Your Budget

Choose your own combo with three packages or order in bulk and save money. We are now offering special prices for meat packages, whole or half carcass, and natural luau hogs. Call ahead to place an order or to ask questions. There is a one week lead time needed for whole hogs to assure sizing. All of our prices include cutting and wrapping. To order: (541) 344-3172 or email us at Ask about custom package orders.

View Our Three Packages and Flexible Choices for Each on Our Website >


Yes, We Carry Exotic Meats

Discover new tastes of unusual meats for your own enjoyment, nutritional benefits, or for something different at your next dinner party. Meats such as buffalo, venison, and rabbit are already popular in Oregon and most of our exotic meats are raised here in Oregon. Other unusual meats such as ostrich, emu, veal, seasonal venison and elk, Guinea Foul, quail, and poussin are becoming better known as they are being purchased with increasing frequency from our new freezer at our Eugene store. Usually,  most of these meats are in our freezer near the meat counter. Call or email us to check and see if we have what you want in stock.

 It's hot. It's sizzling! The Summer Barbecue tradition continues every Saturday (closed 4th of July) until Labor Day weekend. Enjoy burgers, hot dogs, chicken and specials with our healthy meats. Saturdays 11am-3pm

Wishing you a safe and fun July
From all of us at Long’s Meat Market