Robbinsdale Meat Market Finds Success Amid Rising Food Costs
Fourth of July cookouts could cost more this year, but that depends on where you shop. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, Americans, on average, will pay about $10 more than last year for all their holiday grub.
At Hackenmueller’s Meat Market, you’ll find lots of the hustle and bustle on a Friday morning as people loaded up for the Fourth of July weekend.
“I got hamburger,” said Dave Wallin.
“Beef brisket! We’re going to smoke it,” said Kathy Dixon.
Small-town charm, competitive prices, and quality cuts have customers lining up. Hackenmuller’s Owner Gordy Lindenfelser says although meat prices are on the rise, things aren’t slowing down for the popular meat market.
“If I look at my prices now versus a year ago, they ain’t up that much. They might be up 10-20 cents a pound,” explained Lindenfelser.
Meat prices have increased because of the pandemic and supply-chain issues. The American Farm Bureau Federation shows ground beef prices are up 36 percent from last year.
“I got it on sale now at $4.99. I would say for me it’s up 15,” said the shop owner.
Meanwhile, customers we talked with say they’re not going to let the rising prices rain on their Fourth of July celebrations.
“They’re high, but you got to buy, you know,” said customer Brad Emholtz. So, you just got to do what you got to do.”
“There’s nothing I can do about it. I just pay what it cost,” said customer Dave Wallin.