Morgan’s Meat Market opened in Waseca in July 2021, but this is not owner Dean Morgan’s first rodeo. He started in the meat industry in 1985 and opened a meat market in New Richland in 2003.
“I had worked with some of the best meat people in the industry, but I wanted to branch out on my own. In 2003, the locker in New Richland came up for sale and I jumped at the opportunity,” Morgan said.
After almost 20 years in New Richland, Morgan sold the business and opened his newest venture in Waseca. Morgan’s is a full-service meat market offering on-the-farm butchering, wild game processing and a full line of homemade and fresh farm products. Its quality meats won seven awards from the Minnesota Association of Meat Processors in 2022.
“We take great pride in what we do. It shows with the awards we have won,” Morgan said. “We also take pride in our customer service. Our fresh meat case is cut and filled daily, and we carry over 250 different kinds of homemade products and sausages.”
Morgan said the best part of his job is getting to know his customers and their families: “We get to work with the best sausage guys in the country, and that helps us fine-tune our recipes as we make our product from scratch.”
Morgan is in the store seven days a week, even on holidays. He’s quick to credit his staff for their contributions to the market.
“With the success we have had, none of it would be possible without the help of our great employees,” Morgan said. “I consider them some of the best people I have worked with and the most dedicated to their profession.”