The Coshocton County Beacon September 10, 2020 - Page 16

16 • The Beacon September 10, 2020 Shop BF-00491489 Meat that’s as fresh as it gets By Ken McEntee Butchering meat is becoming a lost art form, said Mike Erb of Sugar Valley Meats, a family owned and operated shop that is celebrating its 30th year serving Sugarcreek and surrounding communities. “There aren’t as many butcher shops as there used to be,” Erb said. “A trained and skilled butcher can really make a big difference in the quality of a cut of meat. We Sugar Valley Meats offers custom-cut beef, pork, chicken and more. BF-00487831 T- Shirts take tremendous pride in the quality of the products that go out our door.” Sugar Valley Meats offers a wide selection of fresh and custom-cut beef, pork, chicken and other meats — and also does custom smoking. “Our meat is as fresh as it gets,” Erb said. “Nine times out of 10, the meat we sell isn’t even in the case for as long as 48 hours before it Cuckoo Clock, Swiss Festival, Sugarcreek always available! Full line of Name Brand Clothing Swiss Tees 104 E Main St. • Sugarcreek • 330-231-0311 Hours: Tues - Fri 11am-5pm; Sat 11am-3pm BF-00491521 goes out the door. Even before the current situation, with meat not being as abundant as normal, our hamburger usually would be sold the same day we ground it. Freshness is one of the things we pride ourselves on.” Sugar Valley Meats’ butchers are happy to make specialty cuts for customers while they wait. “For example, we have precut steaks in the store that are three quarters of an inch thick,” Erb said. “If somebody wants a nice, big, thick, inch-and-a-half steak, we can cut that right away for them. We also do a lot of custom butchering and furnished processing for farmers. We take the animals in live, they go through the whole process, and when they’re finished, they’re all wrapped and ready to go BF-00487807 right into the freezer. Custom butchering is really our bread and butter.” Erb said Sugar Valley Meats sources its meat as locally as possible. To supplement its fresh meats, Sugar Valley Meats carries an ample assortment of cheeses and ALWAYS LOW PRICES ‘18 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 38K MILES MOOMAW SALE $ AUTOMOTIVE 12,990 DOWNTOWN SUGARCREEK • Since 1912 • MONDAY - FRIDAY 9-5 SATURDAY 9-NOON 330-852-4621 • Randy McKee Jason Yoder, left, Jen Yoder, Mike Erb, Reuben Erb. Sugar Valley Meats offers a wide selection of fresh and custom-cut beef, pork, chicken and other meats — and also does custom smoking. Animals are taken in live, then processed right onsite. other deli items, along with jams and jellies, noodles, bread, sauces, condiments, marinades, and local honey and maple syrup. “We owe our success to the people in the communities that we serve,” Erb said. “We want to thank all of our customers for their support over the past 30 Tree Ripe Peaches Bartlett Pears, Early Gold, Ginger Gold, & Gala Apples BF-00487814 years. We’re proud to be a staple in the community, and we look forward to serving our neighbors for another 30 years.” Sugar Valley Meats is located at 2149 Dutch Valley Drive in Sugarcreek, 330-852-4423, and online at Fall Mums TAKING ORDERS FOR CONCORD GRAPES... COMING MID SEPTEMBER HOMEGROWN PEPPERS, TOMATOES, POTATOES, GREEN BEANS, SWEET CORN 217 Buckeye St. SW, Sugarcreek 330-852-4257 Mon. - Fri. 8am-6pm, Sat. - 8am-4pm, Sun. - Closed