Pork is the culinary name for meat from the domestic pig (Sus domesticus). It is one of the most commonly consumed meats worldwide, with evidence of pig husbandry dating back to 5000 BC.
Pork is a delicious and versatile meat (you know, “The Other White Meat”) which has been on the tables of Americans from our early colonial days. With today’s modern dinner practices, pork is a more valuable, healthier source of protein than ever before: tender, juicy and full of flavor! Trichinosis in pork is a thing of the past, so you don't need to and should not cook it so long. This robs the meat of essential juices, making it dry and hard to chew.
Charlie's Meat Market provides a wide variety of the freshest meats and poultry in the Memphis area. Charlie's certified premium pork is selected for size and tenderness and trimmed to perfection. You're guaranteed the best-tasting, most tender pork available. We sell a great selection of specially marinated, seasoned, or stuffed chops and roasts. These are use our special recipe of spices and are ready for you to cook. We also sell great marinades and spices in store, if you prefer to do the preparation work yourself.
At Charlie’s, you can find a full spread of fresh cuts of pork, from economy cuts to center cut roasts and pork chops to specialty roasts, and savory hams. We also feature our own freshly made Italian style pork sausage. It’s made in-store with our own family recipe for that wonderful taste you can't find anywhere else. Charlie’s sausage is not loaded with fat, as many competing products are, so besides tasting great, it's healthier too!
Today’s Leaner Pork
Where health is concerned, pork today comes up favorably for fat, calories and cholesterol when compared with many other meats and poultry. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, many cuts of pork are as lean or leaner than chicken! Any cuts from the loin, like pork chops and pork roast, are leaner than a skinless chicken thigh. Pork steaks and roasts from the leg (called a “fresh ham”) are also great lean choices to consider. For the leanest cuts of pork, look for “loin” on the label. If you’re looking for the best pork products in Memphis, whether fresh, cooked or smoked Charlie's Meat Market is the place to be. Charlie's even has your whole pigs in stock and ready for you to order. If you need a large quantity of whole pigs, give us a call at 901.683.1192 or 901.682.6618 to see if we have enough in stock, or let us know when you would like to have the order in by.