When he left Austria to come to America in the 1920s, Frank Sailer, Sr. searched for a place that reminded him of the land that he left behind. After making several stops along the way, in 1923 he found a new home among the hills that surround Elmwood, Wis and started up a butcher shop. Almost 100 years later, the residents of Elmwood are still enjoying the benefits of that choice. Sailer’s Food Market and Meat Processing continues to produce high-quality, innovative products that have been recognized by state, national and international competitions.
There have been changes along the way, as would be expected of any 95-year-old business. The original storefront that simultaneously supported four generations of the Sailer family was replaced by a brand new facility in 2006. The company became federally inspected about 10 years later. Sailer’s product range has continued to expand, while keeping some of its perennially popular legacy items. And while Sailer’s continues to feed Elmwood residents, the company’s reputation has grown well beyond its hometown. Customers travel from all over the upper Midwest to shop at the store.