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Meet the people who produce our best meats

At Lunds & Byerlys we take great pride in offering some
of the highest quality meats available. We continue to search for companies
that offer what we feel is the very best. From American
style wagyu beef
to all-natural
premium pork
, we’ve got you covered.

Double R
Ranch

Double
R Ranch
is exceptional quality premium beef. Double R Ranch northwest beef
is hand sorted and includes only USDA Choice quality grade and higher. The
ranch itself is located in Okanagan region of the state of Washington.

Double R Ranch is recognized not only for its high
quality cattle, but also for its commitment to animal well being, environmental
stewardship, preservation of its pristine land and native wildlife, and the
recycling of resources to create a sustainable beef production model.

Grass Run
Farms

Grass
Run Farms
is a producer-owned meat company and collaboration of family-run
farms centered in the bluff country of northeast Iowa. It was founded by Ryan
and Kristine Jepsen, who wanted to build a farm business that produces and
sells healthful grass-fed beef.

Grass Run Farms stands for long-term land stewardship,
sound family values and the far-reaching health benefits of grass fed and
pasture-raised meats.

Their growers operate sustainable family farms and
raise their cattle in a humane and respectful manner on a 100 percent grass-fed
diet. The cattle graze in open pastures and are never given antibiotics or added
growth hormones. Enjoy grass-fed beef at its best.

Berkwood
Farms

Based in Des Moines, Iowa, Berkwood
Farms
is a coalition of independent family farmers and one of the largest
American suppliers of 100% pure antibiotic-free heirloom Berkshire pork.

Berkwood Farms’ animals are raised in a healthy,
environmentally friendly manner under a strict code of responsible and humane
animal husbandry. These production practices ensure ecologically sustainable
farms raise hormone- and antibiotic-free animals.

The farmers who raise Berkshire pork own Berkwood
Farms. The rewards of their hard work are passed directly to these family
farmers who take great pride and accomplishment in caring for the animals the
way nature intended.

Berkshire is the oldest registered breed of pork in
existence today. The meat is known for its flavor, distinctive color and
marbling. It’s always tender, juicy and flavorful – the way pork should taste.

Premium
Iowa Pork

We
know our pork farmers
. They live and work on multi-generational family-owned
farms in Minnesota and Iowa. Our pork farmers respect the land, livestock and
resources for which they are entrusted.

Our pork comes from livestock that is cared for from
birth to finish. The pigs are able to exercise their natural behaviors outdoors
or in barns that are crate-free and layered with fresh bedding.

We feel very good about our pork farmers and know
their core values resonate with our customers and their high standards.

Lunds & Byerlys pork comes from pigs that are:

  • Raised and treated humanely and with minimal stress.
  • Provided crate-free living, including sows.
  • Never given growth hormones or antibiotics.
  • Allowed and actively use outdoor access.
  • Always fed a 100% vegetarian diet with no animal byproducts.
  • Raised on two Minnesota and Iowa family farms.

Lunds & Byerlys All-Natural Premium Pork is always
fresh and of the highest quality.

Burgers’
Smokehouse

Burgers’ Smokehouse, located in California, Missouri,
is a fourth-generation, family-owned smokehouse with more than 60 years of
experience crafting some of the nation’s best cured and smoked meats.

Lunds & Byerlys has partnered with this
award-winning supplier to produce Lunds
& Byerlys new “naturally aged” hams
.

Other offerings from Burgers’ Smokehouse include
specialty meats and bacon, also available at Lunds & Byerlys. Carefully
selected slabs of bacon are cured using Burgers’ decades-old sugar cured
recipe. They are then slowly hickory or applewood smoked with natural wood to
create “a bacon connoisseur’s dream.”

From six hams sold by E.M. Burger’s German grandmother
Hulda in the 1920s to some 750,000 hams a year, Burgers’ Smokehouse now has a
visitors’ center and offers tours of its facilities.

Steve’s
Meat Market

Since 1973, Steve’s
Meat Market
in Ellendale, MN has been making award-winning smoked and cured
meat products.

In 1993, owners Steve and Donnavon Eaker began private
labeling their smoked meats and sausages for Lunds & Byerlys. Since Steve’s
death in 2006, the Eaker’s daughter Rachael Lee has expanded the product line
that’s enjoyed by so many Lunds & Byerlys customers.

Lunds & Byerlys is proud to partner with a great
Minnesota company such as Steve’s Meat Market. Their heritage, expertise and
hand-crafted quality are the secrets behind Lunds & Byerlys brand bacon and
sausages.

Lorentz
Meats

Starting in 1968, Lorentz Meats is now a full-service,
niche meat processing facility located in Cannon Falls. The second-generation
owners provide Lunds & Byerlys with multiple
varieties of fresh, all-natural pork and chicken sausages.

The facility is USDA inspected, certified organic,
audited for quality by Silliker – the leading internationally accredited
provider of food safety, quality and nutrition services – and permitted for
export to the European Union.

The Lorentz team is committed to exceptional customer
service and building a sustainable business practicing humane animal production
and delivering high quality, great tasting meat products.