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75 years of meat and greet in Farmingdale

The Farmingdale Meat Market is turning 75 and celebrating by giving gift cards to its customers.

The family-owned butcher shop that was first opened by Julius Seelig on Main Street in 1946, is in the midst of giving away $75 gift cards for 75 days to random customers.

The business has been owned and operated for three generations and is now run by Julius’ son Kent and grandson Lee Seelig. Farmingdale Meat Market has grown from a small retail meat market into Main Street Wholesale Meats, one of the largest, independently owned, federally inspected meat facilities. In recent years the business has also expanded into e-commerce and that has really taken off during the pandemic, providing  home-delivery of meat all over the New York area.

To further celebrate its anniversary, the meat market will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on Wednesday, May 12.

“We have our own proprietary blend of ground beef called our 1946 Blend which honors the year that Julius founded the market,” Lee Seelig said in a company statement. “Our 1946 Blend is super popular in the retail store as well as in many restaurants that feature it on their menu. We are really thankful for the support of the Farmingdale community and greater Long Island community and that’s why we are doing several giving-back-to-our-customers initiatives to celebrate our 75th anniversary.”

Farmingdale Meat Market is located at 210 Main St. in the heart of the Village of Farmingdale’s downtown.

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