Gary, Mark and Michael brought their experience from working at Penshorn’s Meat Market in Marion. They began learning the trade as teenagers. The brothers would head to work after football practice. Gary worked at a larger meat packing plant after finishing high school, and his two brothers worked construction.
When Granzin’s Meat Market opened, the three brothers came to Granzin’s Meat Market to run the business. Zane Granzin, co-owner and son of Gary, oversees the day-to-day operations. Zane said part of what makes Granzin’s stand out from other meat markets and grocery stores is the ability to provide the freshest meat possible through on-site slaughtering.
“I would say probably, you know, 40%-50% of everything that we sell here, we slaughter here, we make here,” Zane said.
Granzin’s Meat Market also offers custom slaughtering for cattle and processing for other game such as deer, lamb and hog. Game such as deer must be pre-gutted. Zane said people who bring in game to be processed will receive the meat they provided.
“Some places they make batches where they just mix everybody’s stuff,” Zane said. “But we keep everything separate. If you bring this deer in, you’re getting only your deer.”
Zane said customer service is a top priority along with having fresh products made in-house.
“I mean we’re a family business; we make all of our sausage and bacon, everything like that, we make it all in house; we make it like more of an old traditional way,” Zane said. “We try to wait on the customers like once the customers come in, and we try to wait on them as fast as possible.”
In addition to its fresh choices of beef, pork, poultry and seafood, Granzin’s Meat Market also runs a small fresh produce, dairy and dry grocery section. The shop also sells a selection of beer and wine. Zane said the shop plans to open a new location sometime next year near Canyon Lake.
Granzin’s Meat Market
1644 McQueeney Road, New Braunfels 830-625-3510 • www.granzins.com
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Sun.