I come from a family that cooked a lot! I paid attention to some of the things that went on in the kitchen when I was younger, and I paid attention to the items my family purchased from the grocery store but what I didn’t always pay attention to was the meat selection in the grocery store. It wasn’t until I moved into my own apartment in college that I really had to learn how to purchase meat on my own and I really learned what I should be looking for. When Darrick and I moved in with each other, he shared what he learned about meat while spending the summers on the farm in Alabama and that helped me a lot in learning about picking out the best cuts.
On our trips to the grocery store together, I often realized I would be uncomfortable asking for items from the meat counter and he would take over. I personally thought you could ask the meat cutter about the items they had on display, but I wasn’t aware of the other things that they do for customers on a regular basis!
Let’s get into things your Meat Cutter can do for you at ACME Fresh Markets…
Acme Fresh Markets grind meat daily for freshness
Meat cut fresh in-store daily, beef ground fresh in-store daily! It doesn’t get any fresher. You don’t find real meat cutters that actually grind beef fresh daily very often! There is nothing like fresh ground meat, and you can definitely tell while eating the freshness of meat! Definitely makes a BIG difference!
They will tie your roast
This process is something I’ve seen on TV, and it looks so pretty! I’ve personally tried it and I got it done but it looks NOTHING like how it was supposed to be done. Good thing my family didn’t judge me on this process! Now if I need my roast tied…we stop by the meat counter! You can have your roast unwrapped and tied and rewrapped in order to take it home, and it’s so pretty once it’s done professionally!
They will cut your meat for you and/ or remove the bones for you
We have all had a recipe that calls for a specialized cut of meat, or you would like a cut of meat in strips or cubes. You can also stop by the meat counter if you would like your whole chicken broken down for you. Take the meat to the meat counter and they will be able to help you with all of this! A lot of times the meat cutter is there to help because we don’t have the tools at home to do these processes!
They will make special orders
Many times if there is something you’re looking for and unable to find it in the store or at the counter, you can place an order and the Meat Cutter at ACME Fresh Market will be able to find it for you!
Create or Split a Pack of Meat for you
There have been times when you see a pack of meat and you may need some extra added to the pack or you don’t necessarily need such a large pack, its a weighed pack of meat you can often have the meat cutter split the pack to make it smaller or create a larger pack for you.
At your request, they can add special seasonings or sauce to your meat
At the meat counter, you can have your meat seasoned or tenderized per your request. I have purchased meat that has been pre-seasoned because I like to switch up what I’m cooking from time to time. I love that when it’s seasoned at the meat counter, it’s been marinating on the piece of meat for a while it makes whatever you’re purchasing so much more flavorful!
Acme Fresh Market is the place for quality meats.
What I love about ACME Fresh Market is that their selection of Certified Angus Beef and Gerber Chicken are top quality! Certified Angus Beef has to be USDA prime grade, then meet 10 more quality standards which makes it a cut above! Gerber Chicken has no antibiotics or hormones, you can definitely taste the difference! We have actually been huge fans of Gerber Chicken for years now, there is definitely a difference in Gerber Chicken from other brands, and its freshness goes unmatched!