It is hard to believe Spring will be here tomorrow because the cold wind is howling today and even some snow flurries are swirling in the air! Now that it is staying light longer, in about a month or so we will be extending the store hours to 7 p.m. again (and opening Sundays again...closing Mondays). Until that time, the winter/spring store hours will remain unchanged as follows: open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Here are a few updates on the products you can find at Homer Village Market right now.
LAMB - we have about six boneless legs of lamb left for those of you still wanting to have roast leg of lamb for Easter. These are frozen, vacuum packed, rolled and tied roasts ranging from a little over 3 pounds to about 4.5 pounds and priced $9.95/pound. These lambs were born on our farm, raised on their mother's milk and then enjoyed a diet of fresh pasture and local hay. In time for grilling season, we plan to have plenty of lamb leg steaks and ground lamb. Right now the leg steaks are sold out and ground is limited supply.
SALAD - we have egg salad, tuna salad, potato salad and chicken salad in the deli section. We can make you a protein salad of your choice over fresh, chopped romaine or make you a sandwich to go.
BREAD - We have sliced rye bread on hand this week as well as our usual selection of wheat, white, and sandwich buns.
SNACKS - We just restocked some of your favorite snacks including cinnamon rolls, cinnamon almonds, cherry-delight trail mix, buffalo peanuts, yogurt pretzels, chocolate pretzels, and gummy bears. We have a variety of flavors of Bullshead beef jerky in 2 oz and 6 oz. bags as well as beef sticks and lots of sizes and flavors of Uncle Ray's chips. We just restocked the Turtlelicious cheesecake slices!
GROCERIES - We have added some new varieties of imported pasta sauce and pasta and are well stocked on all the staples and pantry items including common household products such as soaps, paper products, tall kitchen garbage bags,
CONVENIENCE - For quick meals, we have Skyline Chili as well as all the fixin's: kidney beans, shredded cheddar cheese, diced onions, hot dogs and buns. Blue Grass Country Ham slices are a quick skillet meal. We have all the sides including potatoes or potato salad, baked beans, or fresh vegetables.
PAN, OVEN, OR GRILL - Found in the freezer section, these go directly from freezer to the pan, oven or grill: Chicken Breasts, Salmon Burgers. We also have salmon filets which can be poached in less than 10 minutes and served over salad greens for a quick meal.
CHEESE- Just restocked the BelGioioso aged parmesan cheese wedges, and they are well priced at $3.99 for 8 ounces. Also just restocked Yoder's Wisconsin sharp cheddar bars and sliced provolone. We have many other varieties of cheese on hand every day.
DELI MEATS - In addition to Smithfield's sliced mesquite turkey and honey ham, we have sliced salami, bologna, pepperoni, cappicola, bacon, and several sausages including Winter's kielbasa, Farmland's angus beef franks, and Sugardale hot dogs. Our deli prices are better than you will find in the area grocery stores.
ICE CREAM - We just restocked Ruggles (Smith's) Cookies and Cream in the 1.75 qt. ($3.99) and Rainbow Sherbet quarts ($1.99). Other flavors in the freezer right now include mint chocolate chip, moose tracks, vanilla, butter pecan, bear claw, chocolate, and mountainberry cheesecake. If you are on the go, you can always pick up a Klondike or Snickers Ice Cream bar or an ice cream sandwich. Ice cream pints are still on sale $1.99 with a free spoon upon request.
BEVERAGES - We have restocked the Arnold Palmer half-n-half (lemonade-iced tea) at 99 cents for the "tallboy". We continue to have our usual selection of Pepsi products, but we regret having to finally pass along some of the price increases from Pepsi on the Aquafina water, Lipton Tea, Oceanspray juices, and the 20 ounce and 12-pack products. Gatorade is still same price.
GREETING CARDS - Please remember we carry all-occasion greeting cards from Leanin' Tree.
BEER & WINE - Just seeing if you are paying attention.....sorry, we are still located in a dry township. We do not sell any alcoholic beverages at this time, but we will keep you posted on that.
Thank you for shopping at Homer Village Market! Please look around and see what's new and, as always, let us know if there is anything you would like to see on our shelves that is missing! We always appreciate your feedback on the products we currently carry.