There is no denying the challenges the world has been faced with this past year and continues to struggle with today. With health at the forefront more than ever before, people are seeking ways to improve their health across the board, and no we are not just talking about hand sanitizer! People are seeking not only the freshest ingredients but the finest cuts of meat they can find, furthermore, shopping local is becoming more and more important to consumers.

That’s where your local butcher shop comes in. Bunting’s Cedar Market is your one-stop-shop!  We’re a friendly small-town market that’s been in business for over 28 years, with a big selection to offer! We have a full line of groceries, fresh produce, and a deli with so many things to offer it’s hard to list them. We have stone-baked pizzas, hot subs, chicken wings, homemade salads, and more. If that wasn’t reason enough, here are some compelling reasons to shop your local butcher market, according to Delish. 

Butchers can save you money
Cheaper cuts that supermarkets don’t bother with are available if you ask. Cuts such as the merlot steak, the oyster steak, and the now popular hanger steak are available to customers on a budget. Go ahead and ask your butcher about affordable cuts; there’s no shame in wanting to eat good meat on the cheap.

Butchers can offer you rare cuts and meats

If you’re trying to recreate a fantastic dish you saw prepared on Iron Chef, chances are you are going to have a hard time finding the main ingredient at your local supermarket. These days many butchers are carving up whole animals themselves; that means they can offer you every part of the pig, the cow, the duck, etc. Pork belly is no longer just a dream — as long as you call in advance to secure yourself a slab.

Butchers can help you

We’re not saying that you should dump your therapist, but when it comes to meaty questions, butchers have the answers. If your unsure of how to prepare a certain cut, how much meat you will need, or even what you should serve alongside your steak, a good butcher will be able to give you the answers. Of course, if you are going to need advice you should visit the butcher during a time when he or she isn’t slammed with other customers.

About Bunting’s Cedar Market

Our one-of-a-kind meat department offers the area’s only “Fresh out of the Smoke House” experience, where we bring the featured smoked meat products just out of the smokehouse and place them in our hot cases located in the deli every weekend.

In addition to our food offerings, we are your one-stop-shop for fuel, including Rec. fuel and beverages, located right in the heart of Leelanau County between Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (M22). Come in to see our newly expanded alcoholic beverage selection that features over 200 varieties of wines, microbrews, liquors, seltzers, and single-can microbrews. Visit us online today, Call us at 231-228-7460 or stop in!