Jake is the 5th Generation of meat cutters that have been servicing Elmwood and the surrounding areas since 1923. Sailer’s Food Market & Meat Processing is a state inspected custom processor of Beef, Pork, Lamb, Buffalo and Red Deer, along with making venison sausage. We carry a full line of retail cuts of meat and award winning sausages. Our family has a long history in the meat business and take pride in all the work that we do. We welcome you to stop in, take a look around, or take a tour through the new plant.
In 1923, Frank Sailer Sr., who came to America from Austria at the age of 17, opened a Jack Sprat Food Store on Main Street in Elmwood. He decided to settle in Elmwood because he said the hills reminded him of home in Austria. Besides being a meat market, they also carried a full line of groceries. A few months after opening the new meat market, Frank Sr., and Marie had a baby boy named Frank Jr. that would eventually take over the business from his father.
Frank Jr. and his wife Lorena put many long hours into the store making it an ever growing business. By that time it was a full service locker plant with a slaughtering area, doing custom processing for many local farmers. Frank Jr. and Lorena had two sons, Ric and Greg. Both sons worked with their parents for many years learning the business.
In 1995, Ric and his wife Mary along with their son Jake took over the business. At that time, they made the decision to no longer carry a line of groceries, and to mainly concentrate on custom processing and sausage making. By 2006 the business had outgrown the building, so Jake and his father Ric decided that they either had to build a new facility or quit. They Built!
The new locker plant is located at 600 W Winter Ave. Jake designed the new plant with much more room, bigger coolers, and also a welcoming retail area. Along with staying very busy building the new facility, Jake and his wife Leslie also welcomed their daughter Morgan into the family a month before the new building went up.
Jake and Leslie's daughter Morgan and the newest addition, their son Sam, are the up and coming 6th generation of meat cutters. Daddy (Jake) has already been teaching Morgan everything he can. Morgan loves to haul cattle with her dad and be his little helper on weekends. Sam has a few years to go yet to catch up with his big sister.