Local, organic, pasture raised meats
We know where our meat comes from. Most of the meat products we carry are raised on our own family farms or from ranchers we know and trust. Much is certified organic and managed with sustainable practices where animals have access to pasture, there are no cages, crates or crowding, and where there’s an enriched environment that takes comfort and overall well-being into account.
We Partner with Mary’s Chicken to provide a range of poultry products, including All Natural, Organic, and at times Heirloom Chicken. Flocks are fed an all vegetarian diet in a clean, spacious environment, with warm barns and easy access to outdoor pastures. Outdoor areas also include ample shade, areas to dust bathe, and bales of straw and wooden structures to provide perches and encourage natural behavior. We agree with Mary’s values and that this environment is not only good for chickens, but also provides you with the highest quality, freshest products available. Air chilled to retain natural flavor.
We raise our own organically certified beef. Pasture-raised on a diet of grass, supplemented with hay, our own organic alfalfa, and organic corn and barley grown in the U.S. and Canada. We also source from other local family farms who, like us, place animal welfare at a premium, although they may not be certified organic.
We are currently growing our own local, organic pork supply. While we are raising our hogs with Organic practices, we are not yet fully certified, but hope to receive certification summer 2022! We butcher all our pork in-house, resulting in the very freshest cuts and most flavorful pork around.
We feature Hawley Ranch lamb, raised in Cottage Grove, OR. The lambs are pasture-raised, grass fed and supplemented with clover during the winter months. No antibiotics or additional growth hormones, butchered in-house for top quality and freshness.
Sausage & Hash
We make our own! Freshly ground and mixed in-house daily by our butchers.
Fajitas, Stir Fries and Burgers
Prepped and ready-to-cook items including fajita’s, stir fry combos, and burgers, all easy to cook at home!
BBQ Basics & More
We’ve got a thoughtfully curated, small selection of basics for your BBQ, grilling and pantry needs. You’ll find mesquite and lump charcoal, wood chips, pellets and briquettes, along with a variety of sauces, rubs, condiments and snacks. We’ve got rolls and buns, ice cream, and our own Buddy’s Formula Oven Baked dog food, a house-made kibble for your own buddy.
Dairy, Cheese & Eggs
A special feature of our dairy case is Lulubelle’s, our own line of organic dairy products from the Willamette Valley where we pamper our cows at our own family farms.
Among our selection of cheeses, you’ll find our own Lulubelle’s organic cheeses along with specialty organic varieties produced by our sister company Willamette Valley Cheese, located in the heart of Willamette Valley wine country. They use traditional old-world methods to produce hand-crafted, delicious artisan organic cheeses. Certified Organic, they use simple, healthy ingredients to create high-quality handmade cheese made by dedicated cheesemakers. Try the aged Cheddar, Dutch-style Gouda’s, creamy Havarti’s, nutty Fontina, buttery Brie and unique Boerenkaas.
We feature Gwendolyn’s local, organic eggs by the dozen, from our own laying hens in Aurora. These eggs aren’t just a pretty package: There really was a Gwendolyn! Years ago, the farmer’s family adopted an older hen to provide a safe place for it to roost after it was discovered that she had quit laying. Promptly after settling into their backyard flock, she started laying again, and continued to do so for many years. She affectionately earned the name Gwendolyn after their great-grandmother, a woman of pluck and fortitude whose family had raised chickens for generations. Our hens enjoy an all-organic diet with vegetarian feed, and plenty of access to pasture, just like the old days.
Wine & Beer
We’ve got a great value and selection of American Viticulture Association wines from local, regional, national and specialty producers. Choose from a selection of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Rose, Cote du Rhone, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Malbec, Cabernet, Chianti, Merlot, Syrah, sparkling wines, Champagne and more, plus icy cold local beers. .
Our Recipe Station offers a selection of delicious seasonal recipes from juicy steaks and burgers to chicken kebabs and lamb meatballs, all developed by our in-house chefs.
Meat Market Manager, Drew Bergschneider
Perfectly positioned to oversee operations at our Canyon Meat Market, Drew Bergschneider grew up on his family farm in a teeny, tiny town in Illinois, where his dad raised beef, lamb, soybeans, and owned and operated a cattle feed operation. His interest in charcuterie and sausage making drew him into working as a butcher where he fell in love with the craft and the artistry of it. At Basics since 2019, he has worked at all of our markets and brings a depth of culinary, butchery and customer service experience to the team. He enjoys the whole animal butchery, making sausage in house, the close relationship with local purveyors and ranchers and sharing tips, techniques and favorite recipes with our shoppers. His top priority is making sure customers leave happy. Drew loves Spanish and classic French food, and draws much of his cooking influence from Japanese cuisine. During his downtime, he does “nerd stuff” like tabletop games, and watching classic sitcoms from the 80’s and 90’s (his fave? The Simpsons). Favorite meat cuts are beef Coulotte and pork coppa (the fatty, good part of the shoulder), and his favorite ingredient is chilies which he puts into everything he cooks. Please give Drew a shoutout when you visit the market and share your favorite Simpsons quote!