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New Meal Deal!

As we say goodbye to the last of the Stuff Boeuf steaks, so too must we say goodbye to the uber-popular meat medleys. To try to soften the blow a bit, we are running one last Meal Deal. For a limited time, when you purchase a Family Size Porky Chop, you will receive your choice of Individual Size Porky Chop or Shapin' Bacon, free!

Collectors' Alert!

As of 1/21/12: Family Size Stuff Boeuf steaks are completely sold out. There are only three cuts remaining, one of which is at a critically low level:

  • Individual Size Porky Chops: 8
  • Family Size Stuff Boeufs: SOLD OUT
  • Individual Size Stuff Boeufs: SOLD OUT
  • Family Size Hambones: SOLD OUT
  • Individual Size Hambones: SOLD OUT

Collectors' Alert!

As of 8/11/11: Individual Size Hambones are completely sold out. There are only four cuts remaining, two of which are at critically low levels:

  • Individual Size Porky Chops: 26
  • Family Size Stuff Boeufs: 18
  • Individual Size Stuff Boeufs: SOLD OUT
  • Family Size Hambones: SOLD OUT
  • Individual Size Hambones: SOLD OUT

Visit Sweet Meats at Cal Academy Nightlife!

Thursday, July 14th, from 6-10pm, the last of the Sweet Meats will be making a rare appearance at the California Academy of Sciences' Nightlife event. Come visit us at the LOV booth put on by the Bazaar Bizarre, then spend the night sipping cocktails while viewing amazing wildlife and natural science exhibits.

Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Admission is 21+ with I.D.

Collectors' Alert!

As of 5/26/11: Family Size Hambones are completely sold out and there are only 10 Individual Size Hambones remaining!

Sweet Meats is Reaching Critically Low Levels!

We were serious when we said these were limited editions. Make sure to get yours before they're gone forever! Remaining in stock as of 2/15/11:

  • Family Size Hambones: 33
  • Individual Size Porky Chops: 54
  • Family Size Stuff Boeufs: 57
  • Individual Size Stuff Boeufs: SOLD OUT

Sweet Meats Participates in Kaboodle's Wish-a-Day Giveaway!

Add Sweet Meats to your wish list on Kaboodle.com by 11/21 for your chance to win a $50 gift card at sweet-meats.com! We know times are tough, but that's no reason you shouldn't be able to have your meat and gift it too. Ten lucky winners will receive $50 gift certificates at Sweet Meats, which should take care of a few carnivores on your list this year.

Handmade Meat Installation

Check out an entire handmade plush butcher shop by Sweet Meats founder Lauren Venell, currently on view at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA. This exhibition is in the "EAT Space" section of the museum, and is part of the exhibition "DIY: A Revolution in Handicrafts."

Holiday Events!

It's getting to be that time again, when Sweet Meats meets the people in our hometown of San Francisco, CA! This year you can find the Sweet Meats table at the Bazaar Bizarre holiday fair at Fort Mason on December 11th 12-5pm and 7-10pm and December 12th 12-6 pm. There will be some new, exciting products in addition to all your favorites. Shoppers can also expect some great deals like new medley combos and free buttons and deli wrap!

Collectors' Alert!

As of 10/18/10 there are only 25 Individual Stuff Boeuf plush toys remaining. If you were hoping to add this cut to your collection or buy it for a loved one make sure you act fast before they're all gone!

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Sweet Meats Returns to Maker Faire Bazaar Bizarre

Visit Sweet Meats at the Maker Faire's Bazaar Bizarre on Saturday May 30th from 10am-8pm and Sunday, May 31st from 10am-6pm at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. Bazaar Bizarre is a craft show featuring over 100 craft vendors offering unique handmade items and materials.

Sweet Meats at Chillin' SF Saturday, May 1st!

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Chillin' Productions produces 4 events per year with each event showcasing 60 fashion designers, 60 painters/photographers, 60 filmmakers, 7 DJ's and live music. This year's anniversary show takes place on May 1st from 8pm - 2am at the Mezzanine in San Francisco at 444 Jessie Street.

Sweet Meats wins Wonka Vision Magazine's Toy of the Year Award!

In the past year, Sweet Meats has been featured in some really amazing press outlets--from Everyday with Rachel Ray, to The Meat Show, to the New York Times--and we are extremely grateful to all of them. But perhaps none has been more exciting to work with than Wonka Vision magazine, which recently named Sweet Meats their "Plush Toy of the Year!" Wonka Vision is a great music publication that for the past three years has also put out a much-anticipated annual art and toy issue. Look for it at a bookstore near you! This year's issue tackles important topics like outsourcing and giving back.

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Sweet Meats at Renegade Craft Fair December 19th and 20th

Over 150 of today’s finest indie-craft and contemporary design talents will be setting up shop at the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale on December 19 + 20 from 11am – 7pm at the Fort Mason Center Herbst Pavilion!

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Sweet Meats at Bazaar Bizarre December 12th and 13th

Bazaar Bizarre San Francisco is a Handmade market, Indie entertainment extravaganza and D.I.Y. Festival all under one roof! Groove all weekend with our crafty DJs including the genius of Slide and Spin Studios. Swing by the Maker Shed and Craft Magazine booth to create D.I.Y. projects for FREE! Capture the moment by posing in the Magnolia Photo Booth, FREE to all customers! Jump into the D.I.Y. spirit by re-fashioning for the holidays. For $5 and a bag of clothes you can enter the WORLD FAMOUS clothing swap and workshop Swap-O-Rama-Rama. Swap-O-Rama-Rama’s D.I.Y. experts will help you cut, sew, print and personalize your up-cycled fashion finds! As if that wasn’t enough, additional attractions include FREE raffles of various craft publications from Chronicle Books and Craft Magazine, books signings, and workshops with crafty authors such as Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching.

Bazaar Bizarre San Francisco will feature over 100 carefully juried artists and designers from across the country. Shoppers can expect to find the crème de la crème of indie goods: handbags, pottery, letterpress stationary, silk-screened t-shirts, baby clothes, body products and more!

12 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park at 9th Ave. and Lincoln. $2 for adults and children over 12. Fun for all ages!

Sweet Meats at Chillin' SF Saturday, December 5th!

Chillin' Productions produces 4 events per year with each event showcasing 60 fashion designers, 60 painters/photographers, 60 filmmakers, 7 DJ's and live music. This year's holiday show takes place on December 5th from 8pm - 2am at the Mezzanine in San Francisco at 444 Jessie Street.

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Sweet Meats Shapin' Bacon Exclusive at Schmancy Toys in Seattle.

From Wednesday, July 29th through Tuesday, August 11th, Sweet Meats limited-edition Shapin' Bacon plush toys will be on special preview at Schmancy Toys in Seattle. This is the only place you can see and buy Sweet Meats in person during this intro period. Shapin' Bacon will become available at other stores around the country beginning August 12th.

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Pamper Your Pup at Bendel's Dog Days of Summer Event!

Henri Bendel presents Dog Days of Summer II at their 5th Avenue flagship! Enjoy quality time with your dog, as you browse Bendel’s for the hottest must-have doggy fashions, treats, toys, and more! Sweet Meats will be available at the Toy Bar from Tuesday, July 28th through Monday, August 3rd.

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Sweet Meats Wins an Editor's Choice Award at the 2009 Maker Faire Bay Area!

On Sunday, May 31st, Craftzine Editor Becky Stern presented Sweet Meats with an Editor's Choice blue ribbon (and walked away with a pair of steak earrings) at the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo. Sweet Meats is a devoted fan of all things Craft/Make-related, and is thrilled to be recognized by the good folks at O'Reilly for outstanding design.

renegade craft fair

Sweet Meats Joins the Renegade Craft Fair--Shows in SF and LA!

The Renegade Craft Fair is a unique DIY event held annually in Brooklyn, Chicago, Los Angeles & San Francisco. RCF has gained a reputation over the last six years as being the biggest, best and the most well-known of all the DIY craft fairs out there. Each individual fair draws hundreds of applicants and tens of thousands of shoppers from all over the country and abroad! At RCF you’ll find all sorts of cool handmade stuff - including plush items, jewelry, posters + prints, craft kits, clothing, stationery + more.

JULY 11 + 12 from 11am - 7pm, at the California Market Center in Los Angeles. Free and fun for all ages.

JULY 18 + 19 from 11am - 7pm, at Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion in San Francisco. Free and fun for all ages.

Fun in the sun with Sweet Meats at the San Francisco Indie Mart

Get your sweet self to Thee Parkside where we will be rocking almost 100 vendors bringing you the best in vintage, local design, tees & hoodies, skateboards, records, handmade oddities and a ton of other cool things you couldn’t image making up yourself, all in an outside street fair setting with about 4,000 people joining you. We’ve got bands inside, dj’s outside, fresh bbq food, local foodies making you sweets & treats, D.I.Y. and a ton of interactive vendors sewing, creating, painting, screening…on command and in your face.

Sunday, June 21st from 12 - 6 p.m. at 1600 17th Street in San Francisco. Free and fun for all ages.

Sweet Meats at Chillin' Productions Anniversary Show

Chillin' Production's 11th Anniversary Show is a showcase of local Bay Area talent, including 80 fashion designers, 180 artists, 8 DJs and many other artisans and designers.

Saturday, June 13th from 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. at the Mezzanine in San Francisco. $7 admission for adults 21+.

maker faire bazaar bizarre

Sweet Meats Returns to Maker Faire Bazaar Bizarre

Visit Sweet Meats at the Maker Faire's Bazaar Bizarre on Saturday May 30th from 10am-8pm and Sunday, May 31st from 10am-6pm at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. Bazaar Bizarre is a craft show featuring over 100 craft vendors offering unique handmade items and materials.

Tickets are between $5-20 for the day and $10-30 for the weekend if ordered by Wednesday, May 20th. They are $10-25 for the day and $20-50 for the weekend after May 20th. Appropriate for all ages.

California College of the Arts

CCA Workshop: Selling & Marketing Your Crafts

Opportunities to sell handmade work continue to expand in the Bay Area. Learn about some of the emerging avenues for online sales and marketing, such as Etsy, blogging, and online networking, as well as selling your work at area craft fairs and retail stores.

This workshop provides an overview of successful sales and marketing methods and insider tips for planning a profitable and rewarding business from your crafts. Led my Jamie Chan of Mary Jane's Attic and Urban Fauna Studio and Lauren Venell of Sweet Meats.

Saturday, April 4th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at The California College of the Arts. Advance registration required. $75 non-credit.

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Meatpaper Napa Launch and "Meat and Potato" Art Opening

The exhibition Meat and Potato curated by Ashley Teplin and Ann Trinca opens in conjunction with the official Napa release party for Meatpaper, Issue #6. Join us for incredible French fries from the Scratch N' Sniff TV guys, charcuterie by the Fatted Calf, and surprises from the Secret Eating Society (shhhhh).

Saturday, January 24th from 4 - 6 p.m. at Napa Nest Gallery, 1019 Atlas Peak Road in Napa, CA.

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Sweet Meats at Unique Los Angeles December 13th & 14th

Designed to foster and support the creative community, while also stimulating the local economy, the show’s mandate is to bring over 225 independent vendors to the masses, all under one roof. On top of shopping the wide variety of offerings, the event boasts exciting Extras & Amenities: the creative and interactive DIY Lab, the Cali Café, and a comfortable Lounge area. 50% of ticket sales benefit Create Now!, a local arts-based charity for kids.

11 a.m. - 7 p.m. $5 admission for adults. Kids 10 and under are free.

Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party and Circle of Joy Art Wreath Benefit

The Circle of Joy is an art event that benefits Opportunity Impact, a Western Addition-based organization providing support programs for at-risk youth in grades 4–8. Two Sweet Meats partners, along with 24 other local artists, will be donating their artistic talent and their time to create art wreaths for a silent auction. The wreaths will be on display in store windows throughout the Hayes Valley neighborhood. Bidding starts Friday, November 28th at 11am and ends Friday, December 5th at 9pm. A list of locations is available at the Hayes Valley web site.

The final day of the Circle of Joy auction coincides with the Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party, a neighborhood-wide event featuring free music, food and drinks (and of course, late-night holiday shopping) from 6-9 pm. Sweet Meats will have a table inside Zonal during the block party. Zonal is located at 568 Hayes Street, between Laguna and Octavia.

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Special Artist-Made Meats at Plush You Show

Come see "Shapin' Bacon" and "Racka Ribs" at Schmancy's Plush You art show at Double Punch gallery in San Francisco. Both pieces are handmade by Sweet Meats founder Lauren Venell, exclusively for the show. Opening reception is Friday, November 7th from 6-9 pm. Show runs from November 7th-30th and features dozens of popular plush artists, like Moxie and Cotton Monster. The pieces in this show sell out fast, so be sure to visit early!

Double Punch Gallery: 1821 Powell Street @ Filbert

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Sweet Meats Partners with San Francisco Food Bank

As purveyors of some of the finest fake food on the market, we were alarmed to hear that real food was getting harder to come by for those most in need. Our nation's food banks are simultaneously combating rising need and falling donations as a result of the current economic crisis. The story is no different at our local pantry, the San Francisco Food Bank, and Sweet Meats is pledging to help.

Beginning October 24th, 2008, and ending...well, never, Sweet Meats will donate 5% of its profits to help support the San Francisco Food Bank. Every Hambone you buy for the holidays will help put a ham on someone's holiday table, so this year, give the gift that gives back! In addition, Sweet Meats will be offering customers their choice of a free button or charm for each non-perishable food item that is brought to the Sweet Meats table at the following three "bazaars":

Sweet Meats at You Bazaar November 2nd

Visit Sweet Meats at You Bazaar on Sunday, November 2nd at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. You Bazaar is a craft show featuring vendors and workshops that emphasize plush art. This event will kick off the Plush You San Francisco show opening on November 7th.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free Admission. Appropriate for all ages.

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Sweet Meats at Bazaar Bizarre November 30th

Visit Sweet Meats at Bazaar Bizarre on Sunday, November 30th at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. Bazaar Bizarre is a craft show featuring over 100 craft vendors offering unique handmade gifts for the holidays.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $1 at the door. Appropriate for all ages.

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Sweet Meats at Mission Bazaar December 6th-7th

Mission Bazaar is a unique craft and performance expo that will showcase some of the Bay Area’s most vibrant creative talent. Mission Bazaar will take place on Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th from 10 am – 8 pm at The Mission Armory Community Center at 14th & Mission in San Francisco.

OMG! What a hawt new web site you have!

Wow, thanks so much! We think it's pretty great, too. We're super excited to be releasing sweet-meats.com version 2.0 today. It's got a host of great new features and products, including buttons, gift certificates and expanded payment and shipping options. We even brought back the medleys! Never has it been easier to get a cuddly ham or steak into your arms or the arms of someone you love.

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Sweet Meats Hambone in New Chronicle Kit!

Make your own mini Sweet Meats' Hambone! Instructions and materials in Chronicle Books' Softies Kit, available now at your local book, craft, or gift store, and on Amazon.com!