Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A September to Remember

Welcome to the September Butcher’s Blog

A September to remember, as the summer is almost gone
But the grills are still hot, on the patio or lawn
Steaks, pork, chicken and lamb, maybe a Shish kabob or two
Can make September fun, and of course, this is our view.   

New Web Site Launched! @ www.LongsMeatMarket.com

Long's Meat Market now has a new website that is mobile friendly, and features new photos that reflect the theme of  "raising the steaks" to a higher standard of  high quality meat products. There is a page for Beef, Lamb, Pork, and Chicken, as well as Specialty meats. The Deli page describes our legendary selection of deli meats, sandwiches, cheese, and wine. The Meat Packages page offers a versatile selection and cost savings. The News page features The Butcher's Blog. Our Legacy page describes our history and tradition in Eugene since 1927.Visit our new site: www.LongsMeatMarket.com

Labor Day Traditions
We will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7th to honor the tradition of workers.
Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday on February 21, 1887. Forty years later in 1927 Long’s Meat Market was founded when Ernest “Butch” Long opened a butcher shop on Charnelton Street. In 2017 we will celebrate our 90th year in business!
Some Meat Recipes You May Have Not Seen  

Build your Own Shish Kabobs
This is an excellent recipe for a party or gathering. Everyone can make their own shishkabob with a variety of choices.Link :Build Your Own  Shishkabobs
or if you want to avoid all the choices try serving up Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Lamb Burgers
We’ve heard of buffalo burgers, but lamb burgers can be a delicious and unique 
alternative to ground beef. We can provide ground lamb that will work perfectly for this delicious burger. Here’s two recipe ideas:
Grilled Spicy Lamb Burgers

Like Beets? Try this Ukrainian Pork Roast
This traditional recipe features a favorite Ukrainian vegetable; beets. This give the roast an unusual red color. Serve with kasha or lokshyna (noodles)."

Go Ducks! Welcome Back Students!

A  big welcome back to all University of Oregon students who are preparing for classes to start up again in September. We look forward to another exciting season of Duck’s victories, and have plenty of meat choices for tailgate parties!  

Consumer Reports Study
Favors Grass Fed Local Meats   

Grass fed meats are gaining in popularity due to an increasing number of diets recommending them, as well as consumers becoming more conscious about foods. Demand for organic foods have seen a strong increase and this also is happening to grass fed meats. Our prices and quality are hard to beat in the Eugene area, but we don’t need to toot our horn too much, as many people find us by word of mouth and the Internet. Besides the health benefits of grass fed meats, there are safety issues which favor this type over others. A Consumer Reports research study was just published showing that that grass fed meats are less likely to harbor dangerous bacteria. This is such an important issue that Consumer Reports will be featuring it as a cover story in their October edition.

recent results from Consumer Reports' tests on the prevalence and types of bacteria in ground beef suggest that beef from cattle that are raised sustainably—that is, beef labeled without antibiotics, organic, or grass-fed is worth the extra money. Sustainable beef—especially grass-fed beef—is less likely to harbor super-bugs—bacteria that are resistant to three or more classes of antibiotics.”
Full Story >   
(For a preview of the October edition: www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/10/index.htm )

Our Facebook page now has over 3000 likes and we want to thank you if you have already liked our page. We post news and events, rhymes and photos, and sometimes have a lot of comments and likes.

If you scan our timeline you may see a post that almost went viral in 2014. You may remember it if you had liked the page by then. The post included this rhyme which related to the message on our outdoor sign. It was just one of those moments captured on film by one of our employees.

Local chickens are here says our sign

But the local turkeys showed up to see if we'd mind
We did not let them in the store, that would be too strange
Since this is not exactly what we mean by free range.

Wishing you all a September to Remember
from all of us at Long’s Meat Market

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