Fischer’s Meat Market, one of a few custom butchers in the area, first opened its doors in 1927, and for almost 100 years, the third-generation family business has been selling beef, pork and chicken. Individuals can come in with custom orders or buy from the shop’s meat counter.
Top selling meats for the Muenster market include rib-eye and sirloin. The shop sells mainly grain-fed meat.
“We do not sell a lot of grass-fed meat,” Gary Watterscheid of the market tells about the meat he sells. “For those, people generally come in with custom orders and they generally ask for ground meat. It is leaner and I think that is why people ask for that.”
Though the market sells a little bit of everything, top picks generally include choice and select cut meats.
“A lot of our stuff comes from Amarillo,” Watterscheid says. “We get a lot of stuff from IBT, National and Excel. Of those, we mainly sell choice.”
Fischer’s, as a part of a town with a rich German immigrant history, is also known for its German sausage.
“About 35 years ago, there was a master German sausage maker come in and made the sausages for us,” Wat- terschied says. “They caught on really well. We do not use additive or fillers. What you see is what you get. It’s down home good meat.”