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    Default Fairbanks area butchers?

    I'm not too familiar with Fairbanks, who do you guys recommend taking your meat to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernalberta View Post
    I'm not too familiar with Fairbanks, who do you guys recommend taking your meat to?
    In Fairbanks, NO WHERE, Delta meats in Delta Junction. In Fairbanks you have two places Santa's Smokehouse and Tanana Valley.

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    Delta Meats.
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    Delta Meat and Sausage, hands down. Don't use either of the ones in North Pole. There have been stories in Fairbanks Daily News Miner about meat spoiling from improper handling/care.
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    I've always used Delta meats. Although I haven't used them myself, I've heard good things about McPeeks on Badger rd.

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    Your best bet locally is Santa's smokehouse. Of several animals I've had processed there, which is probably around a dozen since I quit taking everything to Delta, I've had no problems.

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    I don't think Tanana Valley meats even exists anymore. Last I heard he was run out of business due to what happened a couple years ago. I think (don't hold me to it though) they were purchased by someone else, hired new staff and have a new name. No idea as to their quality though.

    Like the others have said though, delta meats is the best in the interior from what I have seen. They make a mean snack stick too.

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    Delta meats does a good job, I have used Santas Smokehouse on Davis, Sausage from last years moose and caribou, and it came out very good. Hot links were excellent along with the brats, polish, andouille and hunter sticks.
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    Interior Alaska Fish Processor has always done a great job on my moose and caribou. I tried Delta Meats two seasons ago and didn't have a great experience, but it might have just been an isolated incident.

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    delta meat and sausage is the only way to go. ive had meat go missing taking it to fish processors...and ive been in there getting scraps for trapping and it is NOT clean in there...rotten meat on the cutting tables with the good meat..hair in the burger..etc
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    Delta Meat, they will also pick up your meat in the Sears parking lot and deliver it back to you.
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    I normally butcher everything myself. I used to rent a grinder. I found out a few years ago that McPeaks can grind burger and make sausage. I don't rent a grinder anymore. McPeaks does a great job grinding. They also make good sausage when I don't feel like my making my homemade sausage. They are very reasonably priced as well. I have had some snack sticks made at interior fish processors, and they were pretty good. I won’t use them for anything else (service, price, cleanliness). I have also used Delta Meats for two moose over the years, and also for pretty much all of my snack stick making. I like dropping off ground meat at sears, and then picking up my snack sticks a few weeks later! I have had nothing but great service and results from Delta Meats. I did not have the time to butcher my small cow this past winter, so I took it there. They were cheaper than Inter fish processors, they were nicer, and I got to watch their butchers at work. They also have other good products! Hope that helps!

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    Homegrown market does butchering / processing. The upside to them is they only take in one animal of a kind at a time so you know you are getting YOUR meat back. I got mine back the next day since they only take one at a time the whole crew can work on it and knock it out fast. Had I of dropped it off early when they opened they said I probably could of gotten it back the same day. They have awesome jalapeno sausage they make too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bsj425 View Post
    Homegrown market does butchering / processing. The upside to them is they only take in one animal of a kind at a time so you know you are getting YOUR meat back. I got mine back the next day since they only take one at a time the whole crew can work on it and knock it out fast. Had I of dropped it off early when they opened they said I probably could of gotten it back the same day. They have awesome jalapeno sausage they make too.
    Forgot about them! My buddy had brats made there, and they are awesome. One is apple something, and the other was jalapeno/cheese! Man darn good brats.

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    Santa's Smokehouse is who we use last year and was very happy. They had great sausage and the smoked salmon was awesome.
    They even delivered our frozen moose cape to the motel just prior to our departure flight free of charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihunt4u2 View Post
    Santa's Smokehouse is who we use last year and was very happy. They had great sausage and the smoked salmon was awesome.
    They even delivered our frozen moose cape to the motel just prior to our departure flight free of charge.
    How much was shipping for all of that meat?

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    I used to swear by Delta meat and sausage, but I been burned twice. Even though only small percentage of their overall business-- I won't go there again.

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    Where is Homegrown Market located? I maybe up to trying them out myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 450HUNTER View Post
    Where is Homegrown Market located? I maybe up to trying them out myself.
    I believe thats right behind the Teddy Bear Plaza, Next to Kaliedescopes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 450HUNTER View Post
    Where is Homegrown Market located? I maybe up to trying them out myself.
    Heading North on University, turn right at the carwash and it is on the left.

    http://www.alaskahomegrown.com/


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