Joyview Meat Market (, a Redmond, Mich., processor that specializes in kielbasa, hunter’s sausage and other meat favorites, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The company was founded in 1969 by Richard Przesmycki and continues to be a Detroit area favorite.

"It's nuts in here during Christmas and Easter," said Brad Przesmycki in an article in the Detroit Free Press. "Last year, we sold about 14,500 pounds of kielbasa for Christmas. We probably shipped it to 13 states." 

Brad’s grandfather, now 92, worked in his father’s grocery store in Detroit following his discharge from the military after World War II. He opened Joyview in Redmond, and one of the shop’s specialties was its kielbasa, a family recipe that dates back more than 100 years.

The company is now operated by Greg Przesmycki, 57. His two sons, Brad and Spencer, both work in the business as well. Joyview continues to expand and grow. It recently opened a bakery to make artisan breads and Polish pasteries.

"It's a lot of work, but I enjoy it,” Greg says. “During the holidays, people come in here and buy food to take home and feed to their families. You feel like you've accomplished something making everyone's Christmas better." 

Source: Detroit Free Press