Boarman's Meat Market in Highland was jumping this morning with people picking up and ordering meat, fish and turkeys for the weekend.
The pick-up line for pre-orders was against the produce. New orders snaked up a central aisle. Boarman's had a crew working so that waits were reasonable, and people loaded up on steaks, hams, turkeys, and the house-made sausages. Guy in front of me ordered three big steaks and picked up his Maple Lawn turkey.
They were sold out of flank steak, so I grabbed a pound of Maryland crab meat to use this weekend. I need to cook because Mrs. HowChow is working the entire weekend so we can't return to the Red Pearl for a Christmas Day dim sum.
Bonus item at the cash register: Boarman's stocks the breads and pies from the Lovebirds bakery that I had seen before at Roots and Gorman Farm. Lovebirds apparently bakes in Howard County.