Deer Hunting

Deer Hunting
Deer hunting season is upon us! We are selling licenses and tags as I’m writing this. Archery season started October 1, 2017 and the first Firearm season kicks off November 17, 2017. A few notes: Archery hunters - Please make sure to remove your broadheads (sharp metal arrow tips) or let us know if they are still inside the carcass. Those are not what our cutters are wanting to suddenly come upon. Please make sure to get it to us asap so the meat is still good - if the temperature outside is warm especially! Come on in to the store/front office where we will get your information and cutting instructions. We do require a deposit on deer processing. If you are dropping whole carcasses you may then drive around back and we can help you unload. If you are dropping off boneless meat or bone in chunks we can take that in the store. You may also donate your deer to Sportsmen Against Hunger, just let us know....

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Fair Season

Fair Season
Fair Season is one of our busiest, but greatest times of year for a few reasons. First, we do not just go to our county fair, Winnebago, but also to surrounding counties such as Stephenson, Boone, Ogle, Mchenry, and Dekalb. We supply meat to a few of the food vendors, so there are many butterfly pork chops to get cut and brats and pulled pork to be made and delivered, among other products. We also process a large portion of the beef cattle, hogs and lambs that are shown by the 4-H’ers at the fairs, which if you are an area farmer that brings us hogs or cattle, you know those are the weeks we cannot get you booked in. Winnebago County Fair and Boone County Fair are the two largest fairs for the number of animals we get in, so those are marked off on our calendar. That also means that we usually do not accept any catering jobs at that time. Everything we have gets thrown at getting those animals processed and to the customer in an optimal time frame for quality of the meat....

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Eickman's on TV!

Eickman's on TV!
Eickman’s on TV: The Know It All Guide To...Bacon Back a few months ago I posted some pictures on our Facebook page of a production crew here at Eickman’s filming. We are excited to announce that it was for a new show called “The Know It All Guide To…” on FYI network (check your provider!) and our episode is about Bacon. It was a great experience sharing our knowledge on how we make bacon the old fashioned way. Be sure to check out the premiere of our episode on Monday August 7th at 9:00pm CST on the FYI network. You can also check out our YouTube channel here to see some clips from one of the TV shows we’ve been involved with, as well as some commercials that have run. We were in the premiere episode of an old show called Food Tech: Cheeseburger and Fries, as well as a Modern Marvel’s episode: The Butcher, both of which were on The History Channel. As an unrelated to food but fun piece of TV trivia: Tom Eickman was...

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