Our History

Largest Family-Owned Premier Meat Purveyor In MN

Swanson Meats first opened our doors as a small retail butcher shop on Lake Street in Minneapolis, MN in the early 1960s by Axel Swanson. It was later purchased by the Mann Family in the early 1970s. In the late 1980s the company experienced tremendous growth and began to look for a new location. Upon the completion of our new plant at its current location on the corner of 26th Ave S and Minnehaha Avenue, we began to expand our production capabilities and distribution reach. Swanson Meats has continued to grow year after year and is currently the largest family-owned meat purveyor in MN.