Meadowbrook Meat Market is rooted in farming. Meadowbrook is a first generation farm owned and operated by Jimmie and Margie Lamb of Somerset, Nova Scotia. As hog farm operators we have had to make many decisions based on the changes to the hog industry over the years to transition from a commodity market to direct marketing of our pork. When the meat market first opened in the early 90’s, little did we realize that the necessity to diversify would be so great. The market was a way of providing fresh home made products for our family along with trying to directly supply fresh and smoked products to Saturday visitors to the farm. In early 2000, we started supplementing the corn, soy and winter wheat grains we grew with flax based all natural grain mix. This developed pork that had Omega 3 and 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, providing added health benefits.
Over the years we have had many learning experiences from how to make corned beef to smoked ham to sausages and hot dogs. We have faced many struggles from the loss of a large part of the infrastructure due to a major decline in the hog industry to losing half our herd in a fire in 2008. Each challenge has presented both struggles and opportunities. We are sincerely thankful to our family, staff, friends along with the amazing people we have met, worked with and have come to know as our true supporters. They have kept us energized about what we do each day. Quality, safety and the environment are priorities in making our business sustainable. We continue to look forward to developing new opportunities and giving back to the communities that have supported us.