Our Story

Hewitt’s Meat Processing Inc. was founded in 1939 by Marvin and Crystal Hewitt. Upon returning from World War II Marvin and Crystal’s son Jim and his wife Evelyn became involved eventually purchasing the business. Jim and Evelyn owned and operated the business until 1992. Jim and Evelyn’s daughter Barb and her husband Tom purchased the business opening a retail outlet in Marshfield in 2012. Current owners John and Amanda Franseen mark the 4th generation carrying on the Hewitt’s tradition of quality. 2018 brought new and exciting changes for the Hewitt’s family. A new state of the art processing facility and retail location was built at 210 Downwind Drive on the South side of Marshfield, WI. The new location allows Hewitt’s to meet a rise in demand for their products and a new retail location to better serve the local community. Another addition to Hewitt’s in 2018 is a retail location in Tomahawk, WI. Providing access to Hewitt’s Award Winning Products in the Wisconsin Northwoods. Over the last 4 generations the outstanding Quality of Hewitt’s products has never been compromised. Throughout the years tradition, family recipes and continuing education have been major factors in both customer satisfaction and numerous, State, National and International Awards.

How It’s Made
Products produced at Hewitt’s Meat Processing Inc. are always made using the best cuts of meat available. They never contain any mechanically separated trim. Master Meat Crafter and Owner John Franseen oversees all production. Seasoning recipes dating back to the company’s inception along with new exciting flavors allow for old time favorites and a wide array of great choices for the consumer.
When smoking products Hewitt’s uses only real Hickory Hardwood Chips. Sausage Making, Curing and Smoking Meat are not only an art passed down from generation to generation, but also a science. Hewitt’s strives to continually improve our products by attending Meat Science classes as well as networking with fellow producers. As members of The Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors and The American Association of Meat Processors we stay actively involved in an ever-changing industry. Inspected on a daily basis by the USDA our facility and products meet or exceed all food safety regulations. Records are kept for each product we produce.

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