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The Story Behind the Shop

Anoka Meat and Sausage is a locally owned and operated meat cutting and processing business

that sends freshly-wrapped packages and healthy batches of “How can I help?” across the counter.

We won’t ask you to take a number, but we will ask you to try some of our famous homemade beef sticks

and jerky.


Store manager Jay McCarthy grew up in Coon Rapids, Minnesota and trained at meat cutting school in Pipestone. He's been working at Anoka Meats for 37 years running operations. Processing and cutting meat is hard work, and Jay is as hard working as they come.


We’ve been curing bacon, making sausage and perfecting the art of customer service for over 35 years. We’re seasoned – in the best sense of the word. Altogether, our business has been serving the Anoka community for 130 years. Ernie Soine purchased Anoka Meat and Locker Service on 209 Jackson Street in 1957, successfully running the operation for 29 years. During his tenure, he and his wife Ruth revitalized the business by introducing fresh sausages, smoked meats and fishes and custom slaughtering and processing. Dave Jurek purchased the business in 1986 and just recently turned the keys over to the current owner Teena Anderson in 2022.


Today, fresh cut meat and homemade sausage and jerky are our specialties. We currently offer nearly 50 flavors of brats and sausage, 15 flavors of snack sticks and nearly 10 flavors of jerky. We offer specialty deli items, flavored bacon, a wide variety of sauces and seasonings, and specialty cuts of meat to order. We also offer custom processing.


On a warm summer day, you might find our Habanero Mango Brats sizzling and being served up in our parking lot. Amateur and competitive cooks who’ve visited us will attest – your Friday night barbecues and Sunday morning pancake feeds will be the tastiest yet. We know from experience that moments with family and friends are the ones that count, and we’d like to help you savor them.


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