marketfriday by @dswigle
The beginning of the new year. Time to stock up on some meat and staples for the first half of the year. I like to have plenty of items in the freezer and pantry so that I don't have to make several trips to the market during the month. Even though markets are nearby, I hate running out to pick up items every week or two, except perishables.
My first stop was to the meat market. I love to visit my favorite butchery, B&W Meat Co. They offer numerous types of cuts for my favorite meats.
My list prepared, we headed out across town to Houston. The trip is worth it to secure my meat supply in the quantity and at a reasonable price I've budgeted. Dark clouds were approaching, so we decided to make it a quick shopping trip.
Once we arrived, I could see we were going to experience a bit of a wait because the parking lot was crowded up front. I hurried inside to secure my customer number in line, as this market is popular in the local community.
We had a 15 minute wait, so I took this opportunity to capture all the variety of meats the store stocked. First I asked permission from the store manager.
The market sells Alligator, Rabbit, Duck, Turkey, Deer, Pork, Beef, Fish, and other seafood.
Duck Fat Spray. Haven't tried that. And how about the Bloody Mary Cocktail Mix with Jalapeno peppers. Interesting items here.
But I was there for their specialty. Sausages. The company has their own brand of homemade sausages in several flavors available for purchase. I like the beef garlic varieties of mild and hot.
In the middle of the store as soon as you walk in, there is a rack that holds several varieties of sauces for barbecues.
I perused the isles and found some interesting items. Boiled peanuts in a can with different flavors. I hadn't seen this item on the shelf before.
Also, there were two wall units, one held numerous spices and dry rubs in the store's brand for all types of meat.
The other wall unit held additional bottled sauces for a variety of meats and seafood.
The market also carries a small selection of fresh produce.
Finished with our purchases, I captured my last photo of the variety of bagged wood chips for pit masters.
Once home, it was time for me to separate my items into smaller packets and get them ready for the freezer.
Now I'm all set as far as my meat. Next market shopping outing will be for fruits and veggies suitable for freezing.
Happy rest of the week everyone with whatever your endeavors.
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