So, you’ve heard about ordering your holiday meat from the Co-op? Here’s what to do now

by Greg Marsh

In my decade of experience working in the Co-op meat departments as butcher/meat cutter/protein aficionado, I picked up more than a few helpful hints when it comes to selecting the right item and size for your holiday meal.

Perennially, the Co-op butchers literally pump out thousands of pounds of delicious roasts, carefully tailored to meet your needs. Whether it’s a ham, a turkey, a beautiful crown roast of pork or lamb, a fillet, or my favorite, the standing rib roast, you’re sure to get a beautiful top-quality centerpiece to your family table.

Never cooked a roast before? No problem. The Co-op meat department staff are trained to provide cooking instructions as well to assist you in preparation (and you can even take the credit for it!).

The Co-op meat staff will put a WICKED sharp edge on your knife and take the worry out of carving that delicious roast you’ve waited so long to dig into.

No idea of how much you’ll need? We’ve done this for many years. Figuring out the right portion size for your family is only a phone call or a conversation with the butcher away. Every family is different. The Co-op staff will be happy to assist you in deciding just how much you’ll need to make your holiday meal a delicious and memorable one.

One thing a beautiful piece of meat needs is a good sharp knife. Don’t let those dull knives sit one more day in your drawers or butcher blocks. Bring in your knives (four or less at a time), and the Co-op meat staff will put a WICKED sharp edge on that blade and take the worry out of carving that delicious roast you’ve waited so long to dig into.

For all your holiday meat needs, you’ll be happy you reached out to the Co-op, in either White River Junction, Hanover or Lebanon.

Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year everyone!

NOURISH. CULTIVATE. COOPERATE.

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Greg Marsh is a Co-op merchandiser.

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