Butcher Counter

Mackenthun’s Fine Foods began as a meat market in the early 1900s, and has built upon its exceptional reputation ever since. Fresh, high quality products are not just a standard, but a norm. Mackenthun’s Meat Department hand selects products from local vendors to provide you with the highest quality choices available at competitive prices. Our Meat Specialists can cut any specifications or request.

Our Waconia Meat Department Manager

Our Waconia meat department manager, Kim, has been with us for four years but took on the responsibility of department manager in 2022. She works alongside skilled meat specialists, as well as her son, Jordan. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family. She is a mother of four and a grandmother of seven.

We asked Kim about the scarcity of female Meat Managers, which she attributes to the stigma surrounding the male-dominant environment. She thanks the Mackenthun’s for putting their faith in her as a manager, regardless of gender.

"The meat department is much more than just a meat counter. Behind the scenes, the department requires hard work and dedication, both physically and mentally. The department's responsibilities go far beyond the physical labor involved. It's also about finding products that customers will love at an affordable cost, creating an environment that the crew enjoys coming to work in, and fostering a sense of community and teamwork. In order to achieve all of this, the department relies on the collective efforts of our meat specialists, who bring a combination of education, creativity, and a desire for growth.

All of these elements work together to ensure that our customers receive the best possible products, service, and experience. It’s a challenging and rewarding endeavor, but one that our team is proud to be part of!”

– Kim D

Meat Manager - Kim

Mackenthun’s Fine Foods beef is locally sourced from Revier Cattle Company in Olivia, MN. Revier strives to be the most trusted supplier of the highest quality beef. With decades of cattle raising experience, Revier Cattle Company is a true expert when it comes to choosing and nurturing Premium Cattle. The Revier and Mackenthun Family take pride in being local!

Kurth Family Farms supplies Mackenthun’s in Waconia, Lonsdale and Montgomery with fresh, quality pork. They have been raising delicious pork for three generations in Buffalo Lake, MN. Kurth Family Farms strives to be an independent grower, run their barns as clean and efficiently as possible, sustain a healthy herd, and raise quality pork.

Our turkey is locally sourced from Ferndale Market in Cannon Falls, MN. Ferndale Market is a third generation turkey farm. Their turkeys are free-range, raised without antibiotics, naturally processed, and contain no additives or fillers. They are committed to raising turkeys with respect throughout their life cycle. They work closely with their processor to ensure their turkeys are always handled calmly and humanely. The facility is audited by third-party organizations to certify all animal welfare guidelines and processing procedures are being followed.


Turkey Butcher Cuts