Rainy River Meats
Contact: Kevin Belluz local distributor for Rainy River Meats
Address: 56 Front Street Box 72 Emo, ON,
Email Address:
Phone: 807-475-5181
About Us
Rainy River Meats is owned by four local farm families:
Ted and Deb Zimmerman
Marg Irvine
Clayton Teeple and Tracy Haglin
Steve and Pat Loshaw

The Rainy River District has had a strong agricultural base and economy for a century. A local abattoir/processing plant, Stratton Meats, operated over 20 years in the district until closing in 1996. A decade long project to re-establish an abattoir in the district resulted in the opening of Rainy River District Regional Abattoir in 2010. Due to the long period without a local abattoir, most cut and wrap meat shops were no longer operational as such. A need to establish additional infrastructure was identified to support the new facility. Rainy River Meats was established in response to this need. The main goal was to provide a custom cut, wholesale and retail service outlet in support of local livestock producers.

Rainy River Meats is a small butcher shop located in Emo and owned by four farm families sharing the vision of providing fresh local products to the community. We work together promoting local products and supporting the agricultural community, including 4H, Rainy River Cattlemens Association, Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Rainy River District Regional Abattoir. The business operates in a more traditional manner; dry aging and custom cutting and wrapping. The primary products retailed from Rainy River Meats are those raised by the owners and other farmers in the Rainy River District. We pride ourselves in knowing where our products originate. We support our farmers in this endeavour and provide our customers with the best products possible.