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BUTCHER SHOP

MEAT & SEAFOOD

The highest quality meat & seafood for more than 96 years!

We carry the highest quality meats and seafood inside our full-service Butcher Shop. Everything is hand-trimmed, cut and ground to your specifications.

You’ll find a fresh selection of USDA Choice, Prime and Dry Aged Beef, as well as, Angus and Nature’s Choice antibiotic-free and Grass Fed. In the poultry section, you’ll find Bell & Evans, D’Artagnan Organic, Murray’s and Palmer’s Grade-A chicken. Pork products are available in traditional or Leidy’s all-natural, antibiotic free. Some other top brands you may recognize at Palmer’s areNorth Star Sheep Farm, Nueske’s, Schaller & Weber and North Country Smokehouse. Fresh Seafood is delivered twice daily from local purveyors.

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IS ALL BEEF CREATED EQUAL?

The Beef Grading System determines the quality of beef based upon a very complicated inspection system. The texture, tenderness, juiciness and flavor is developed by the fat marbling and age of the beef. Younger beef produces a finer texture and a lighter red color. The higher the ratio of marbling to the age of the beef, the higher the grade.

DRY AGED

Dry aging is employed to improve two major meat characteristics; taste and tenderness. It works by exposing the naked beef to a carefully controlled environment with precise temp & humidity levels. Dry aging will bring out incredible characteristics while intensifying the flavor. Think of ‘Dry Aged Beef’ like a high-def version of your regular steak.

PRIME

Of all the beef produced in the U.S.,less than 2% is certified as USDA Prime. The “prime” grade will be given to meat that comes from the youngest beef with the most abundant marbling. Anyone who has savored a USDA Prime Graded Steak knows that it is delightfully tender and juicy with a buttery flavor, making it distinctively superior to any other steak. You can’t go wrong with Prime!

CHOICE

60% of graded beef in the U.S. is ‘Choice’ but there are different qualities within the grade. There’s beef that just missed the higher Prime grade and then there’s the beef thatjust missed the lower Select grade (HUGE difference in quality!). At Palmer’s, we only carry top quality Choice and we don’t nickel and dime our suppliers looking for cheapest price—we shop for quality.

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