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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Parnell

Parnell, IA: Iowa County We walked into Cook’s Meat Locker and the great variety of sausages, meat sticks, jerky, and much more caught our eyes right away. Think about all the classic bratwurst flavors. Traditional, smoked, cheese filled, jalapeno, breakfast and gummy bear. Waaaaaaait….Gummy bear? You heard that right… and the sausage makers at Cook’s swear by… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Parnell

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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Fairbank

Fairbank, IA: Buchanan County The last winter road trip took us to some great towns across Northeast and North Central Iowa. What we also encountered were some great folks who are working hard everyday to get the previous deer season’s processing done for their loyal customers. Though they were all cutting, curing, grinding, slicing and… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Fairbank

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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Gilbertville

Gilbertville, IA: Black Hawk County We zigged and we zagged through the Waterloo area and we filled up our cooler with meat from lockers all over the countryside. And didn’t even hit every single one. There was no way we were leaving without getting to the Gilbertville Locker and you’ll see why with what we took home.… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Gilbertville

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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Clarksville

Clarksville, IA: Butler County (Our 73rd County!) How are we eventually getting to all 99 of Iowa’s counties? The open sign flashing in local meat lockers is a great incentive and it got us to Butler County and the great town of Clarksville. Orly’s Meat Market & Locker had just what we needed to keep this sausage project rolling… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Clarksville

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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Rowley

Rowley, IA: Buchanan County This isn’t our first post about a visit to this little town in NE-Iowa. It’s not our second either. Number three, baby! We came here last summer for Rowley Days and discovered a community that had an incredible heart and one of the best double cheeseburgers in the state of Iowa. Like most trips, we… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Rowley

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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing La Porte City

La Porte City, IA: Black Hawk County There’s a lot of places we’ve seen in our adventures here in Iowa and we can bring up endless memories of them. However, there’s only a few landmarks that have given us more content, happiness, and amazement per square foot like Kramer’s Sausage Company did. Grab a jar of mustard,… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing La Porte City

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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Main Street Cedar Falls

Main Street-Cedar Falls, IA: Black Hawk County Let’s talk Cedar Falls legends for a moment. Who or what comes to mind? Kurt Warner’s QB rise from the UNI Dome to eventual NFL Hall of Famer is a good start. How about the legions of teachers that have graduated from Northern Iowa and became local legends… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Main Street Cedar Falls