Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer Picnics

Summer is a good time to get outdoors and enjoy getting together with friends and family.  What could be more fun than packing a basket full of easy food and snacks, grabbing a cooler full of beverages and a blanket, and heading outside to a shady picnic table.  Whether you are going to one of the many beautiful parks, going to the local winery, or sitting outside in the yard, something about enjoying food outdoors with friends and family just makes it so much more tasty!

Some of my favorite picnic fare includes summer sausage, cheese, fruit, and of course a good hot dog or steak on the grill!  Match that up with a cold beverage or a nice glass of wine, and life is good!  You can take your picnic further into the woods if you don't need a grill!   Cold cuts and deli salads are convenient to pull out of the cooler and eat as soon as you are hungry.  No waiting, no muss, no fuss!

Memories of childhood picnics never seem to fade.  Of course, I've been accused of remembering everything I've ever eaten, including when and how, and what everyone was wearing....but that is another story.  My grandmother surprised us once on a long road trip.  When we stopped for a picnic, she had chilled, fried chicken and sweet, green grapes.  There was probably home-made potato salad too, and freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies, and iced tea--but I just remember how good the chicken was!!!  

If you are thinking about a picnic, please stop by the Homer Village Market.  We have everything you need including coolers and ice, charcoal and lighter fluid, hot dogs, buns, and all the sides.

Our selection of Amish cheeses right now includes lacey baby swiss, apple-smoked gouda, sharp cheddar, fiesta jack, and farmer's cheese as well as many sliced and shredded varieties.  To go with your cheese plate, we have Walnut Creek all-beef summer sausage or Troyer's Trail Bologna.   

For a meal-sized picnic, we have USDA Choice, 6-ounce Ball-Tip Sirloin Steaks as well as a variety of hot dogs and sausages, pork chops, and seafood (including alligator, frogs legs, tilapia, and salmon).   Deli salads on hand right now include Yoder's Amish Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Ham Salad, and Chicken Salad.   Other sides available include baked beans, chips and salsa, chips and dip, and pickles.  Desserts include peanut butter cookies, donuts, chocolate cookies, and lots of candy.   We have cold 2-liter and 12-packs of Pepsi products as well as gallons of Smith's fruit punch, orange drink, or iced tea.    Now that's a picnic!!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


I'm talking about the weather!!!   This is a good week for ice cream, and also for firing up the grill!

Please stop by for some good deals, and get the whole family SMILING!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

We Made It Through the Storm

I hope that all of you were as fortunate as we were last night!  The thunderstorms and high winds were a threat all evening, and loss of electrical power was a real fear.  We are thankful that Homer Village Market withstood the winds and are hopeful that our luck continues!

Father's Day is this Sunday, and if you haven't picked up a greeting card yet, stop by to choose one!  Also, we have a lot of treats for dads, grand-dads, uncles, and step dads!   Stop by to get some of these guy favorites:

  • Bull Heads Beef Jerky and Beef Sticks
  • Frog's Ranch, all natural Peppered Pickles
  • Speaking of frogs......how about some frogs legs for the grill?
  • Lamb Chops
  • Salmon Burgers
  • Cajun-style peanuts, roasted in the shell
  • Ice Cream:  Butter Pecan, Moose Tracks, Cookies and Cream, Carmel Cone Sundae
If you are planning to celebrate the following weekend instead, come by for some of those tasty, fresh USDA Choice, 6-oz. sirloin steaks "ball tip sizzlers."  They will be back in stock next Tuesday,     June 18.