Karl’s Christmas Market

 

 

Our Christmas Market is just around the corner, can you believe it?

Saturday and Sunday November 11th and 12th will be the only days they’re here, so mark your calendar and make sure you stop in to find that perfect traditional European gift!

We will of course be stocked to the brim with our usual Christmas goodies, check out this small sampling of items we stock HERE. 

We will once again be welcoming back Troll Valley European Imports to offer our customers traditional Christmas gifts and collectibles from Germany, Austria, Russia, and more! Austrian crystal ornaments and jewelry, German Edelweiss jewelry, hand blown ornaments, beer steins and so much more!

We will also be welcoming back A Swedish Shop, from West Bridgewater MA, to our Christmas Market! A Swedish Shop will be offering traditional Jul gifts from across Scandinavia, including ornaments, textiles, Dala horses, and decorations, among other things. Check them out HERE. 

 

Notch & Karl’s Oktoberfest

 

Join us on Sunday, September 17th from 11 – 6 at Notch Brewery in Salem for liter pours, specially brewed lagers, German food music from The Mad Bavarian Brass Band, and other Bavarian traditions!

We will be serving up great food to go along with some great beer, and great music!

Enrty fee of $25 includes custom Steinkrug Maß (cermaic liter mug), live entertainment, and a whole bunch of Gemütlichkeit!

 

Karl’s Featured in Edible Boston!

Karl’s was featured in the latest edition of Edible Boston! They highlighted our Röst Bratwurst as a great option for summertime grilling.

The Röst Bratwurst is made with finely ground pork and veal with whole caraway seeds adding an aromatic flavor to the rich sausage. Stop in today and try one!

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A Wild Affair 2016

One again, Karl’s will be taking part in the Stone Zoo’s ‘A Wild Affair’ fundraiser!

A Wild Affair is a 21+ “tasting” event that features stations hosted by Greater Boston’s best restaurants and caterers as well as live entertainment, a silent auction, and an opportunity to stroll among the animals.

Proceeds from A Wild Affair will support the operation and continued growth of Stone Zoo, its education programs and conservation initiatives. Additional funds raised will support the new Animal Discovery Center.

This great event will be taking place on Saturday, June 18th from 5:30 – 9pm. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Karl’s At the European Food Festival

On Tuesday May 10th, we had the pleasure of joining the German-American Business Council at the annual European Food Festival held this year at the French Cultural Center in, Boston.

This popular professional networking event featured fare from European countries Germany (of course!), France, Switzerland, Sweden, and Holland in the gorgeous French Cultural Center, a Back Bay mansion.  Lecker!

Food Fest 2016 Photo by B (5) Food Fest 2016 Photo by M (4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert Gokey Earns Master Meat Crafter Certification

                                                                                                                          


On Friday, January 22nd 2016, Robert Gokey, Owner of Karl’s Sausage Kitchen & European Market was awarded the distinction of Master Meat Crafter by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Meat Science Extension and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.  This was the third graduating class of the Master Meat Crafter program—a two year training course focused on meat science and specialty meat product manufacture.

 

The Master Meat Crafter commencement ceremony took place on the evening of Friday, January 22nd,  2016.  Featured speakers included Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Ben Brancel, UW College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Dean Kate Vandenbosch, and UW-Madison Department of Animal Sciences Chair, Dan Schaefer.

 

“Congratulations to all the Master Meat Crafters for their commitment to developing and perfecting their skills,” said Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Secretary Ben Brancel. “The breadth of projects completed by these graduates will benefit not only their individual meat businesses but the entire specialty meats industry.”

 

The Master Meat Crafter Training Program is a unique, one-of-a-kind program that provides participants with a well-rounded, in-depth, and comprehensive knowledge about meat science and meat processing principles. This unique program started with humble beginnings as a means to strengthen and improve the meat industry in Wisconsin.  As the initiative gained momentum, the Master Meat Crafter graduates have traveled from the East Coast and Canada to learn the latest in meat science techniques.  It was created and is currently organized by Dr. Jeff Sindelar, University of Wisconsin-Madison Associate Professor and Extension Meat Specialist.

 

The Master Meat Crafter program comprises several meat science short courses and workshops, an extensive mentorship program to share the knowledge gained with employees or coworkers, and individual research projects based in the candidates’ processing plants. Topics covered throughout the two year training course include general meat processing, fresh meats, curing, fermented & dried products, cooked & emulsified products, food safety & meat microbiology, and development/implementation of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points).

 

Bob Gokey completed a yearlong plant project that studied the effects of adding beer to emulsified sausages.  “We have passionate customers that love sausages and craft beer.  I was intrigued to see if I could combine them in a tasty sausage.” stated Bob Gokey.   Bob turned to a long term partnership with Sam Adams Brewery and produced over nine test batches using Sam Adams Boston Lager, Noble Pils and Boston Ale.   He then looked at the effects the beer had on the sausage’s ph, water activity and flavor.  The final test of the success of the sausage was a blind taste test by Sam Adams beer lovers at the Sam Adams Brewery.  The top favorites were  a new twist on a Karl’s favorite- German frankfurter made with Sam Adams Noble Pils Beer.

 

Karl’s Sausage Kitchen & European Market is well known throughout New England for its authentic, old-world European sausages, cold cuts and smoked meats, made on the premises with the finest meats and spices. We also stock imported products such as jams, chocolates, cheeses, pickles, cookies and bread in our grocery.  The move to the larger Peabody facility has enabled owners Anita and Robert Gokey to add a European Café, where customers can now enjoy sandwiches, grilled sausages, traditional German fare and imported beer and wine before stocking up on meats and imported goods to take home.

Photo: Dr. Jeff Sindelar, University of Wisconsin-Madison Associate Professor and Extension Meat Specialist awarding the Master Meat Crafter distinction to local sausage maker, Bob Gokey owner of Karl’s Sausage Kitchen and European Market, Peabody, MA.

 

For more information contact, Anita Gokey at 781-249-4366 or agokey@karlssausage.com.

Karl’s Christmas Market November 14th and 15th

Our Christmas Market is just around the corner, can you believe it?
This year our market will be better than ever, as we’re welcoming back both vendors.

Saturday and Sunday, November 14th and 15th will be the only days they’re here, so mark your calendar and make sure you stop in to find that perfect traditional European gift!

We will of course be stocked to the brim with our usual Christmas goodies, check out this small sampling of items we stock HERE. 

We will once again be welcoming back Troll Valley European Imports to offer our customers traditional Christmas gifts and collectibles from Germany, Austria, Russia, and more! Austrian crystal ornaments and jewelry, German Edelweiss jewelry, hand blown ornaments, beer steins and so much more!

We will also be welcoming back A Swedish Shop, from West Bridgewater MA, to our Christmas Market! A Swedish Shop will be offering traditional Jul gifts from across Scandinavia, including ornaments, textiles, Dala horses, and decorations, among other things. Check them out HERE. 

Wear Your Folk Costume for Oktoberfest at Karl’s!

Dust off your dirndls and straighten your lederhosen! Anyone coming into Karl’s September 19th through October 4th wearing traditional German or Northern European folk costume will be entered into a drawing to win an overnight stay at the Windham Hill Inn, VT!

We’ll also be having daily drawings for lots of other great prizes like t-shirts from Weihenstephaner and Ayinger, 1 liter glass beer boots, bottle openers and more!

The cafe will be offering up some awesome specials for Oktoberfest, and of course we’ll have imported German Oktoberfest beers on tap and in the bottle!

 

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