Meat & Seafood
Nothing like a good tasting grilled brautwurst at a Soldier Field tailgate party. Whether the Chicago Bears win or lose - Lincoln Park Market can provide you with all the grillable meats you might want for a Sunday afternoon day at the game. Hopefully the Bears are grilling the Lions as well as you grill your choice meats and if not, well we can supply the necessary ale that can help that too.
Ever wonder what the difference is between the various cuts of meats that are promoted on a regular basis? Come to Lincoln Park Market and find out for yourself as well as trying our other delicious cuts of meat that will suit every need that could arise. Our meat and seafood selection is one of our store prides - we have worked hard to develop vendor relations throughout the area that allow us to offer you some of the finest meats available at very affordable prices. We at Lincoln Park Market offer selections of Filet Mignon, Porterhouse, New York Strip, Sirloin, and more...
Tons of research goes into what we eat and how it affects us, and seafood – especially oily fish - is being seen as the answer to a lot of problems. Protection against skin cancer, decreasing the incidence of blindness, improving concentration in children, managing awkward teenagers, optimising heart health, easing arthritis, increasing brain activities - there's no end of research recommending including more fish in your diet.
The incidence of heart disease is lowest in the Mediterranean countries - they eat lots of seafood, olive oil, vegetables and very little meat. A typical meat meal would be a pasta sauce with less than 1lb (450g) of meat - that would serve four people. How many times do your kids eat a ‘large beefburger’ – that’s more than 4 oz (115g) of meat… Seafood is high on the list as well for these healthy 'meds' - freshly caught and cooked. Or - freshly caught, frozen and cooked - it retains its goodness.
Why buy organic meat and dairy?
Eating fewer animal products is a good choice for us and for our environment. When we support farms that ethically take care of the animals they raise in a more humane way, we provide healthier choices for our families and support healthy and ecological neighborhoods. Look for farm products that meet these criteria:
- No Antibiotics!
- No Hormones!
No other Drugs!
Animals raised organically cannot be fed antibiotics, genetically modified foods, or the bovine human growth hormone (rbGH) or other drugs. The animals receive certified 100 percent organic feed and a wider range of nutrients than those raised in factory farms. Organically raised animals have been shown to be significantly healthier than their factory-raised counterparts. The products from these animals carry a certified organic label.
NO MAD COWS - The practice of feeding cattle the ground-up remains of other cows appears to cause mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, which destroys the central nervous system and brain, and can pass to humans who eat the cows. In humans, it has a long latency period, and causes Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. This practice is outlawed in organic production.
MORE HUMANE TREATMENT - Free-range and ranch-raised animals are not confined. They spend much of their time outdoors in the fresh air. Factory farms treat animals like commodities, holding them in tightly confined pens. Often, they never move more than a few feet their whole lives.
RECYCLE MANURE - Sustainable farms use their manure productively as organic fertilizer, recycling its nutrients. Industrial farms produce so much manure that it becomes a larger health risk, contaminating wells and waterways with E. coli and other pathogens.
FEWER CHEMICALS - Organic agriculture uses crop rotation and other techniques to improve soil fertility, instead of synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Organic livestock are not fed food containing these chemicals, which concentrate in animal fat, so our exposure to such toxins is reduced. Farmers working on organic farms also are exposed to fewer chemicals. Organic farming safeguards groundwater, topsoil, habitats and neighborhood health
Also canned fish can provide quick and easy meals - use a tin of salmon in much the same way as you might have used a salmon fillet. Open a large tin, use some for a salad, some for a sandwich and cooked potatoes, vegetable and parsley sauce to go with the rest. Check out the canned seafood section or our recipes online at Lincoln Park Market for more ideas.