By JASON COX
Of the Keizertimes
Gene’s Meat Market now has a store in Keizer.
A Santiam Canyon mainstay for more than 60 years, the outpost on River Road has been on the radar for quite some time. They carry a wide variety of smoked and fresh meats at their main store; the one here focuses on the smoked varieties.
“Everybody that’s been coming through here has been saying they wish there was something like this in Salem,” said Chris Shoe, a business partner along with Steve Giesy.
The satellite store carries hams, bacon, beef jerky, sausages (German and summer) along with turkey. Each and every smoked product is award-winning. Some fresh meats are on hand; more can be ordered in advance and picked up at the Keizer store by calling the Mehama location at 503-859-2252.
Gene’s Meat Market
Phone: (503) 390-5386
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Closed Sun-Tues.