Meat got its start with a good old-fashioned sales call. In 1968, founder
Bernie Penner started selling his homemade farmers sausage door to door in
Altona, Manitoba. It was made locally from the freshest ingredients. Right from
the first taste, locals couldn't get enough of this delicious product.
the early 1980's, Penner Foods started carrying our farmer's sausage in their rural
stores. It flew off the shelf and was being sold in grocery stores throughout
Manitoba by the mid-1980s. Pioneer Meat was on the map and our Farmers Sausage
has since been heralded as the #1 choice
in Farmers Sausage.
and demand have dictated our growth and shaped our business
philosophy. From the very start, we never
made more than we could sell to ensure that our product was the highest quality
possible. We don't do door to door sales any more and technology has modernized
our processes, but not much else has changed since 1968. We continue to use
only the freshest ingredients that are grown and produced locally. We don't
mass-produce anything, never have overruns and only sell products fresh.
that's why people from all over the world rave about Pioneer Meat farmers
sausage. It's not unusual to have customers come by and purchase up to 2,000
pounds of our farmers sausage. We also get frequent requests for product
throughout North America. And strangely enough, no matter where we travel in
this world, we always encounter someone who's heard of Pioneer Meat and tried
our delicious products.
the words of our president, Scott Penner, "It's
quite the feeling. We're proud of what we've built".