Customers have always known R-4 Meats in Chatfield, Minn. for their quality meats and processing service, but recently there have been some sweet and savory changes at the business.
Since opening R-4 Meats on April 1, 1997, the Reiner family has been serving up tasty meats and cheeses, but after beginning a remodeling project about a year ago they have expanded not only the physical size of the retail space but also their product line.
A room not previously used for retail space was remodeled and opened up, which provided a very large area for a new use. The meat cases and other equipment were moved into the newly renovated area where customers now enter the business and the original space is now a large prep and packaging area.
Decorated in farm and country style the new retail space feels welcoming and comfortable as soon as customers walk through the door.
R-4 Meats came up with a brilliant idea of using the meats and cheeses they already have in store to offer customers fresh and flavorful sandwiches and box lunches.
Customers can choose to order a sandwich alone or if you are a bit more hungry you can order a boxed lunch with a wide variety of sandwich options made just the way you like it. The sandwiches and box lunches have been a big hit with local residents and businesses as a convenient to-go meal for a quick and easy lunch and also for holiday parties and other occasions.
Customers can call ahead for sandwiches and box lunches or just walk in and order. If you choose to dine in, you can sit at a table and chairs and enjoy a relaxing lunch, but be sure to leave room for dessert as R-4 Meats has that covered as well.
R-4 Meats is now serving WW Homestead Dairy ice cream from Waukon, Iowa. With flavors such as Almond Joy, Purple Cow, Oreo Speedway, Cookie Dough, Butter Brickle and more, it may take several visits before deciding on what your favorite flavor is.
R-4 Meats is proud to offer homemade, natural wood smoked, USDA Inspected and E. coli tested products. R-4 Meats Mission Statement is “to provide quality meats at a fair price” and there are many different types of meats and cuts available.
With a full meat counter, R-4 Meats offers USDA choice, hand cut steaks including ribeye, porterhouse, t-bones, top sirloin, tenderloins, ball tips, pork chops, smoked pork chops, pork and beef roasts and pork and beef ribs.
R-4 Meats also offers many products made on site such as lean ground beef, smoked dried beef, natural fine and coarse wieners, Award Winning Braunschweiger, summer sausage (beef, garlic and tangy), ring bologna, bacon and onion burgers, brats (fresh, smoked, smoked cheddar and wild rice), corned beef and much more.
Many items can make your meal prep time faster by purchasing meatball mix, BBQ shredded pork and beef, stew meat, cubed ham and other time-saving products ready to take home and make.
Breakfast is made delicious when customers pick up smoked bacon, smoked sausage and ham links at R-4 Meats.
Convenient items for slow cooker meals including beef roasts, pork roasts, and hams are fresh and ready to be picked up and prepared ahead to make meal time stress free. Even better, customers can fill their freezer with a variety of meats by buying the different meat bundles for sale at R-4 Meats.
One of the most popular items sold at R-4 Meats are the beef jerky, either in strips or ground-formed, and delicious snack sticks available in beef, teriyaki, pepperoni or hot flavors.
R-4 Meats has catering services available to meet your party needs and also offers deli trays, veggie trays, fruit trays and a pickle tray which is dill pickles and cream cheese wrapped in smoked dried beef and sliced into delicious hors d’oeuvres ready to serve.
“We pledge small town service with a smile,” states R-4 Meats Facebook page, facebook.com/R4Meats, and with so many great product choices customers are sure to be smiling as well.
R-4 Meats is located at 24 2nd St SW in Chatfield. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and closed on Sundays. For more information phone (507) 867-4180.