Give the Gift of Gourmet Meat: Lakewood Meats & Sausage Holiday Ideas for Family and Friends

Give the Gift of Gourmet Meat: Lakewood Meats & Sausage Holiday Ideas for Family and Friends

There's no denying that the holidays, like so many other aspects of life, are different this year. Many people have decided to scale down their annual dinners, parties are outright canceled, travel plans have been postponed, and people all over the world are learning the nuances of virtual celebrations. Lakewood Meats & Sausage is a family-owned, old-fashioned butcher business and believe us – our hearts are heavy knowing that we have to keep a distance this year in order to protect our most vulnerable loved ones.

Fortunately, there are several ways people can still celebrate the holidays together – even if they're across the country from one another. One of the best ways to do that is with food. Giving the gift of food is a thoughtful, heartfelt (and delicious!) way to say, "I wish we were together today." We've put together some of our best gourmet meats and sausage gifts, all of which are available for overnight shipping or in-store pickup at Lodi's best butcher shop.

We may not be able to gather this year, but we can help you fill your friends' and families' bellies – one of the purest acts of love in our book. As Cesar Chavez once said, "The people who give you their food give you their heart."

“Food provides warmth and comfort and comes from the heart. Especially during these trying times, cooking food naturally pulls families into the kitchen allowing for conversation and togetherness,” said Rochelle Holder, owner of Lakewood Meats & Sausage. 

Lakewood Meats & Sausage ships all orders Overnight or 2-Day Express to ensure freshness. To help our customers get the most bang for their buck and offset shipping costs, we encourage you to order a minimum of three pounds of grass-fed meats or hand-tied sausage. We prepare all orders fresh in-store and ship on Tuesdays and Wednesdays every week. Please note that we cannot ship to P.O. boxes.

1.Holiday Meat Bundle

If you want to provide the holiday feast even though you can't be there yourself, this is the way to go! The bundle includes two 2.5-pound tri-tips, 4 pounds of house-favorite Yukon Gold chicken thighs, and 4 pounds each of Jalapeno Jack, Smoked Apple, Cheddar, and Smoked Pork or Beef Bratwursts.

2.Smoked or Unsmoked Bratwurst

You really can't go wrong with a classic bratwurst. Like all of our hand-tied sausage, our brats are slow-crafted in the traditional German-Dakota style.


This flavorful Portuguese-style sausage makes a wonderful gift for foodies and adventurous eaters.

4.Pineapple Sausage 

Although pineapple hand-tied sausage and the holidays may not initially sound like a combination that goes well together, it's actually surprisingly versatile. Sliced pineapple sausage is an excellent appetizer, especially dipped into spicy mustard. 

5.Pepper Beef Jerky 

Jerky makes an excellent gift for just about anyone and works well as part of a holiday charcuterie plate.

Which varieties of our hand-tied sausage and grass-fed meats are you most excited to gift this year? Let us know on our Facebook page! See everything available for shipping and call (209) 369-1122 or come by Lodi's best butcher shop to order. More than ever before, we're honored to be part of your holidays this year. Health and happiness to all!

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