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Think locally sourced this holiday season

Think locally sourced this holiday season

Mallory Huizenga
10/18/16
Food, Local Business, Eat Local

Mid-October has arrived. The leaves on the trees have started to shift in color, soon they will tumble down leaving the branches bare. Halloween will come and pass later this month, and then the festivities of gathering with family and friends around the table will begin. With that comes busyness. The holidays are full, we bustle to and fro, attempting to find the right gifts, decorations, and recipes to make for Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas day. This year, might we suggest a trip over to Byron Center Meats? There you will find a variety of products from fresh, locally sourced meats to seasonings, to unique gift boxes to send to family near and far.

Byron Center Meats, located on Freeland Avenue in Byron Center started as quaint, family-owned butcher shop in 1946. Seventy years later, the once small butcher shop has grown into a USDA-inspected plant that not only supplies the best local cuts to its local customer base but also to restaurants, businesses, and with the addition of HarvestBox last year, Byron Center Meats ships to 48 of the 50 states. The company carries a mission to provide quality products with superior service.

As you plan out menus and grocery lists this season make sure to stop by Byron Center Meats for your Thanksgiving Day turkey or Christmas Day ham—or try cooking up something new this year: prime rib, a whole tenderloin, or pork crown roast. Not sure how to best cook each meat? Just ask the helpful staff or jump onto their website for cooking instructions.

In addition to having both fresh and frozen meats available, the retail store also houses seasonings and sauces, local fruits and vegetables, and a variety of dairy products such as milk and cheese to fill your table. Not only can Byron Center Meats help with your holiday meals, but they also offer an array of gift options for the meat lovers on your list. In store they have four customer favorite gift boxes ready to take home. If you would prefer to build your own, you can mix and match any of the items available in store. These gift boxes make great personal and corporate gifts.

If you have family and friends out of state to whom you want to send a bit of Michigan love, you can head over to HarvestBox.com where you will find a section of all natural meat collections (Wagyu Beef, Grass-fed Beef, Free-range Chicken, Free-range Pork and Wild-caught Salmon). Simply order, pay, and let HarvestBox take care of the rest. It’s a simple and easy way to spread the local love this holiday season.

Ease the busyness this year and let Byron Center Meats and HarvestBox help you out with your holiday preparations. Sample some of their delicious local meats and hear their story at Fork Fest this Thursday, October 20 from 5-9pm. Then visit the shop next week Thursday through Saturday, October 27-29, take advantage of their Customer Appreciation Sale, and find out how they can best serve you this holiday season. 

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