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Independently Owned & Operated
Ernie, Sharron, Ken, Connie and all the employees at Gempeler's Supermarket welcome you! We know there are many choices out there, and we Thank You for choosing Gempeler's - where you get quality products at a fair price, and above all, Friendly Hometown Service.  We appreciate your business!

Grocery & Frozen Foods
From your favorite national brands to our own line of quality Shurfine, Shurfresh and TopCare products, you'll find a wide selection at Gempeler's. We also stock several organic, gluten free, lactose free and sugar free items. If there's something you want but don't find on the shelf, please ask!  We'll do our very best to get it for you.

Full Service Meat Counter
Want to see both sides of that roast before you buy it?  No problem!  At our full service meat counter, our Black Canyon Angus USDA Choice Beef and other freshly cut or ground meats aren't packaged until YOU select them.  Need a special cut or a specialty item?  Just ask!  

Our Own Alpine Boy Brand Homemade Sausage

From bratwurst, ring bologna, summer sausage and natural casing wieners to Old World Swiss style Kalberwurst (fresh veal sausage), Landjaegers and our Award-Winning Beef Snack Sticks and Jerky - we make and smoke all of them right here at Gempeler's.  "Das schmeckt sehr gut!" - that's Swiss-German for "It tastes great!"

Wide Selection of Local Cheese
Gempeler's is in the heart of Green County, so of course we stock many locally crafted cheeses:  Chalet Yellow Brick, Deppeler's Cheddar, Edelweiss Emmentaler Swiss, Silver-Lewis Brick, and Decatur Dairy Colby Swiss to name just a few.  Stop by The Deli and we'll cut any size chunk or slice it the way you like. And while you're here, pick up some cheese curds and a tub or two of Sharron's Finest Cheddar-Bacon-Garlic Cheese Spread for your next party, or just to snack on.  Dee-licious!

Alpine Boy Pizza - Pick Up Hot or Take & Bake
Fresh, hot pizza by the slice is available all day - breakfast pizza in the morning and your choice of pepperoni or sausage the rest of the day.   Call in your order for whole pizzas with your choice of toppings.  Want to bake it yourself? Order a Take & Bake pizza, assembled while you wait or call ahead, 608-938-DELI.

Alpine Boy Sub Sandwiches - Made to Order the way You like 'em!
From single serving to party subs, we make 'em all!  Choose your favorite bread, add the finest sliced meats and Wisconsin cheeses, and top it with your favorite veggies and condiments.  We can even heat it up for you! 

The Deli

From sliced lunch meats and fresh deli salads to piping hot rotisserie chicken and complete meals on the go, we've got it all.  Grab a burger & fries at lunchtime, or make your own salad at the well-stocked Salad Bar.  Our selection of hot casseroles, meats and vegetables changes daily, or try one of our delicious broasted chicken, shrimp or fish dinners.  


Soft Serve Ice Cream Treats

Next time you're hungry for a cool, sweet treat, stop by The Deli for a soft serve cone, sundae, banana split, malt or shake - or how about a tornado with your favorite candy or cookie bits!  Soft serve is also available in pints and quarts.


Freshly baked donuts are ready by 7a.m. every day.  Hot coffee, cappuccino & hot chocolate, too! We also bake our own dinner rolls, hamburger and brat buns, and French bread.  Hungry for dessert?  We've got you covered!  Try our delicious brownies, lemon bars, apple crisp, Scotcheroos, crispy rice bars, cheesecake desserts, cookies, pies, frosted cake in a variety of delicious flavors ... and the list goes on! 

Full Wine & Liquor Section
Gempeler's carries an extensive selection of wines, liquor, mixers and bar accessories - everything for your next home party or tailgate!


Big Ern's Beer Cave
For the coldest beer in town, get to the Beer Cave!  We stock a variety of national and local brands, as well as chilled wines, champagne and wine coolers.

DVD Rentals
We have all the latest releases, and more! Browse the display, grab the card in front of the ones you want to rent, and bring to the checkout.  All rentals are due back by 5pm the following day.

Lottery Tickets
Gempeler's is a Wisconsin Lottery Retailer - get your tickets here!


"We appreciate your business!"

Gempeler's Supermarket is an independent, full service grocery store proudly owned and operated by Ernie & Sharron Gempeler and their children, Ken and Connie.  In 1972 Ernie & Sharron purchased Streiff's Grocery, owned and operated since 1945 by John Streiff of Monticello.  The Gempelers previously ran a dairy farm operation just outside of town, so they jokingly say they moved up a step in the food chain! 

When Gempeler's Grocery opened for business on April 10, 1972 it had 3 aisles, one cash register, and a half dozen employees.  One year later Ernie & Sharron purchased and remodeled the adjacent, vacant building formerly occupied by Karl's (Duerst) Meat Market, which doubled the size of the grocery store.  In 1986 Gempeler's grew again, this time tripling in size with the purchase and renovation of the remaining two buildings on the block: the Village Tap tavern and the vacant Krieg & Zurbuchen building. 

Over the years Gempeler's has made many improvements and advances: 

  • addition of a meat processing operation
  • their very own Alpine Boy line of bratwurst, bologna, summer sausage, wieners, Kalberwurst and Landjaegers - all made and smoked on site
  • scanning technology and automated inventory control
  • Big Ern's Beer Cave (2009)
  • expanded and upgraded display cases in Frozen, Dairy & Deli (2011)

Today, Gempeler's Supermarket offers shoppers a complete line of groceries & frozen foods, fresh produce, dairy, hot & cold deli, bakery, made to order pizza and sub sandwiches, and a full service fresh meat counter. 

What has never changed at Gempeler's is our commitment to offer quality products at a fair price, and our dedication to providing friendly, hometown service to each and every customer.