Making your life easier.
Stop in and do your shopping all in one stop.
We carry a full line
of beef and pork products, along with groceries, beer, wine, liquor, snacks, soft serve ice cream (seasonal), and fountain pop (seasonal).
You can place your order with the kitchen while you grocery shop and
take your supper home with you.
Butchering & Processing
Elma Locker & Grocery, Inc. specializes in butchering and processing of
beef, hogs, buffalo, goats, sheep, and lambs. We also process deer trim, whole field dressed deer, and we participate in the HUSH program. Click on the products page in
the menu to the left to see the products we carry, and the products we can
make from your beef, hog, buffalo, goat, sheep, lamb, and deer. To see the
cutting instructions for beef and pork click on the Beef Cutting Instructions or the Pork Cutting Instructions button in the menu bar.
participate in the HUSH program the deer must be field dressed and
delivered to the locker PROMPTLY if the weather is unseasonably warm.
Field dressed is having ALL organs and waste (guts) cleaned out from the deer, the H bone split, and the rectum removed. HUSH stands for Help Us Stop Hunger. HUSH deer are trimmed out and
ground for burger. The local food bank picks up the deer burger and
distributes it locally. This is a great way to have the fun of hunting
and the satisfaction of helping to feed the hungry in our area.
During deer hunting season we have a cooler available at all hours for drop off of whole carcass deer up on the hill. We ask that people put their deer tag on the carcass and CLOSE the cooler door behind them.
We process the deer taken by youth, bow, and early muzzle loader seasons before we process the shot gun season deer. We do our best to process all deer in the order they have been delivered to the locker and we appreciate everyone's patience.
We expect the deer trim delivered to the locker for processing to be free of hair and bloody pieces. Additional charges maybe incurred, because of poorly trimmed/skinned deer. We prefer deer trim to be in pieces, not ground, and no other meats added to the deer, like beef or pork. Also, when delivering field dressed deer we prefer the hide to be left on the carcass. Removing the hide does not save you money on the processing. The hide actually protects the meat on the carcass.
*Attention All Deer Hunters*
Your health is important to us. This is why we strongly suggest you bring your order in food grade safe containers or bags. Food grade bags are available most anywhere for purchase, including at our store. Deer brought in NOT in food grade safe containers will be processed separately from all other deer.
Remember, all deer, whether field dressed or
trimmed out must be kept cold or frozen!
We will REFUSE ANY deer meat that is UNACCEPTABLE.
Use the menu on the left to guide you through our web pages.
We are a State Inspected Facility. We butcher Monday, Wednesday and Friday with inspected butchering on Fridays.
Call us to schedule your butchering date. Remember, our schedule fills up fast during late summer and early fall. Contact us as soon as you can to schedule your butchering date. Our number is 641-393-2287.
Elma Locker & Grocery, Inc.
100 Grant Street
Elma, IA 50628
Gluten Free Bakery
*E and E Confections
*Ralph's Old Fashioned Canning Meat
* Elma Locker & Grocery, Inc. Meat Case
*2018 Deer Season is here*
Bring a picture of you and your deer that you shot and have it processed here and you will receive a hat and shirt FREE!
Your photo will also be put on our web page, include a short description of your hunt.
Good luck hunters! We'll see you soon.