February 2013

Hello again from all of us at Long’s ! We’ve got a Superbowl
coming up Feb 3rd (Go Niners), the Chinese New Year of the Serpent Feb 10th, and of course
Sweetheart Day on the 14th. Our Valentine Day Sweepsteaks is launched
officially today February 1st with a drawing scheduled for Feb 11th. You are
invited to enter our free drawing for two 8oz filet mignon steaks and a bottle
of sparkly. Here’s a toast to having a great month of February 2013.

on Facebook – Again!
Feb 1 -Feb 11th – one entry per person

Visit our Facebook page to enter the free drawing for our Sweepsteaks, and be
ready to win two 8oz fillet Mignon steaks with some sparking wine.
entry form here on Longs Facebook Contest Page Not on Facebook? Send an email to:
webmaster@longsmeatmarket.com and put “Free Drawing” in subject line. 

Where the Buffalo Roam
We’ve got fresh ground free range buffalo back in our racks and our pricing is
about 30% lower than the other local markets.  Buffalo is a
popular alternative to ground beef with 70-90% less fat than beef and 50% less
cholesterol. It is also higher in protein, iron and all the omega and
amino acids.    Buffalo
burgers, stew, meatballs, or meat loaf can add a different twist to your menu

Happy Chinese New Year – Try a Meat
Recipe for Luck

The most important element of
Chinese New Year is the reunion dinner which is held on the eve of the New
Year. This is the time when all family members will come for a meal together in
the parents or eldest brother’s home, or nowadays in restaurants as well. The
reunion dinner spread is usually lavish, with multiple courses including dishes
of chicken, pork and fish. Here’s a few Chinese recipes that bring luck and may
be used for the New Year.
Goutie Pot Stickers – Peking Duck –
Beef and Veggie Lettuce Wrap

Locavores Unite

When you buy from Long’s you are buying local, or Oregon-raised, or Northwest
raised healthier meat products. Our two top beef meat suppliers are Knee Deep
Cattle Company for free range grass fed beef, and R&R Ranch for free range
finished with grain- fed beef. For lamb we have used Anderson Ranch lamb products
for years right here in Brownsville. For pork we have a partnership with two
Oregon based companies: Carlton Farms and Tails and Trotters, known for their
hazelnut fed pork). We have ongoing communications with our vendors -ranchers
of sustainable free range and hormone-free animals. We are into our fourth
decade with some of these vendors-one of the reasons that sets us apart from
other retail meat providers.

Meat Packages Becoming More Popular
Our prices are lower than other healthy meat market counters in town and we
offer even more savings with our meat packages program. We have three packages
and lots of options for you to add certain meat products to each package.
Checkout our table that shows it all. >

Butcher’s Blog Now
Optimized for Mobile

This blog is now optimized for mobile devices, and is available to view
here at this link : http://longsmeatmarket.blogspot.com/

Facebook Page Passes 700 in January
Our Facebook page keeps growing every week as more people like our page. We
appreciate your business and plan to keep you happy in 2013 with quality
products and personal service, as well as specials, and this monthly
newsletter. Like our page to receive updates, specials, and news.

Weekly Reminders:
Wine Tasting and Rotisserie Chicken
“Roto Wednesday” is the official name of our rotisserie chicken
day with free range roasted chickens ready to go from 4pm-6pm (and available by
advanced order any day that we are open). Sometime we wax poetic with our Facebook posts….
Avoiding the kitchen? 
It might be that kind of day
Enjoy our rotisserie chicken
What else can we say?

Fridays between 4-6pm we have free
wine tasting. Both have increased in popularity as they become a part of our
traditions here at Long’s.

Tweets for Meats
Our Twitter account is mainly for posting meat recipes, and we just posted
a few of the Chinese meat recipes mentioned above in this newsletter. If you
want to follow us on Twitter, be patient as we need to approve every request to
try and avoid spam.

Long’s on Pinterest? Yes, just getting started ….
We now have a Pinterest business page and have posted a few pictures there.
We’re following some insanely delicious recipes from Jeannie Guzman:

From all of us here at Long’s,
we hope that you have a great month in February
Good luck with the drawing and Happy Valentine’s Day. 

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