Hidden on a side street north of Lapeer, is a small country store and meat market. H&S Market, located on 1855 N. Saginaw Street, Lapeer, provides the customer with a country feel while they browse the shelves for whatever ingredient or meal they are searching for. If you come in often enough, you are greeted by name by the owners or the employees. They make you feel at home while you are shopping.
H&S Market sells a variety of items, from soda to bread to canned and frozen goods, toiletries and more. The big draw of this store is that they are also a meat market. Long display cases show off the fresh meat that you can pick from. Ground sirloin, new york strip steak, bacon, pork chops (some stuffed, some not), large chicken breasts or whole chickens, and roasts. Meat is cut fresh daily and brought out to the display case.
You can come in and order what you need for that night's dinner and have it weighed and wrapped up right in front of you, or you can order a meat bundle to last you for several weeks.
The quality of the meat is excellent. With the ground sirloin, there is very little grease to drain off while cooking, compared to some of the ground sirloin you get at a larger commerical grocery store.
During the week as well, if you come in between 11am and about 1pm, you can order a fresh cooked lunch, such as sloppy joes or tacos, depending on the day (or you can call in and order ahead 810-667-6328). Another display case holds pre-made sandwiches if you'd rather pick up a sandwich to go for lunch.
During hunting season, they also do deer processing. Hunters bring in their deer and the butchers will cut up and package each deer, letting the hunter know when it is ready to be picked up.
According to one customer, Jason, the drive to this market is worth it for the quality of products and the wonderful service the owners and employees provide.