But fret not over your fresh beef and chicken. Owner Ron Martindale has simply sold the business. New owners have stepped in and renamed the store Carolina Wild, but kept the concept of local meats, plus sandwiches and such from the deli case.
One of Martindale’s hallmarks was its “custom cut and wrap” program, so even large quantities of meat could be vacuum packed and stored in your freezer. This was also where you could get specialties like Tasso ham, homemade andouille sausage, Christmas goose, beef jerky and turducken.
But the future looks bright. The new owners own a fishing boat in Bodega Bay, so word from staffers are the store is they’ll likely be bringing in plenty of seafood (mmm, crab!). And rumor has it that they may be remodeling, plus might introduce custom game cutting – meaning you can finally figure out what to do with that elk once you bag it.
Carolina Wild: 5280 Aero Dr., Santa Rosa, 707-526-7038.