New meat processing business is flourishing in Maries County agriculture community

Posted 9/15/21

It is a good sign of success when a local business is booked-up and booming from the very beginning.

This is what the Farmers’ Meat Market in Vienna is experiencing as it serves an important …

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New meat processing business is flourishing in Maries County agriculture community

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It is a good sign of success when a local business is booked-up and booming from the very beginning.

This is what the Farmers’ Meat Market in Vienna is experiencing as it serves an important and essential service in the vital agriculture market in the Mid-Missouri area.

The Farmer’s Meat Market is located at 265 Highway V in Vienna, across the highway from the Vienna Eagles Club. It recently was opened by Chris Brundick and Roger Schulte and the meat market has been processing animals since the first day. Recently they began retail selling some pork products and plan to add beef products soon.

The two entrepreneurs say they have had a “good response” from everybody. They are getting ready for the fall and are getting booked up. Their customers are local people as well as agriculture producers from the surrounding area. 

They are Mid-Missouri customers who are served by people they know who are employed at the Farmers’ Meat Market. Current staff members include Jake Wegman, Gina Wieberg, Charlot Fanning, Jake Brundick, Amanda Wieberg, and Karen Schulte. 

Brundick said they have to thank Jake Wegman and Dave Lambert for the expertise and for being a good resource for them. It gave the Farmers’ Meat Market credibility from the beginning. 

Brundick and Schulte did their homework before opening the meat market. They traveled the area and toured existing plants, talking to the people who owned and worked there. “No one ran us off,” Brundick said, adding they gave them time and information. Now, these meat processors have been sending business to the Vienna meat market.

The two men say they are here to serve the community and to serve the agriculture producers who need their animals processed. They plan to serve the farmers of the area who have great products and pair them with people who want to buy and eat quality beef and pork. They will be available for emergency kills when animals are in peril. 

Brundick said the government agencies Farmers’ Meat Market has worked with have all been helpful with “nothing but assistance.” He mentioned the Missouri Department of Agriculture, DNR, and the Phelps-Maries County Health Department. “They are there to help, not to hinder,” he said.

The Farmers’ Meat Market is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Its phone number is 573-422-3000. They are still hiring, preferably part time with flexible hours.

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