Metro-East Butcher Shop with a Tradition of High Quality Products & Family Friendly Customer Service
To Our Valued Customers…
We promised we would strive to get prices reduced as soon as possible and that process is in motion. We have been able to reduce beef and pork prices somewhat several times, so please check it out.
We still have beef and pork available; however, if the price does not fit your budget, please consider other options such as poultry, hams, sausages, fish & seafood.
Do not hesitate to ask for other items. We have many others to offer.
Thank you for your patience and patronage.
Our Quality Service
We proudly serve the Metro-East area in a multitude of ways. We offer countless homemade products & sausages, USDA Prime & Choice meat cuts, seasonal meats and party platters during the holidays. Our wholesale division offers over 3000 items for restaurants, city festivals, fish fries and special events.
Quality, Sanitary Measures are a Must!
Our Plant is inspected by the FDA & USDA. We are federally licensed with HACCP certified employees.
Our Delicatessen Counter
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Our expertise doesn’t stop there. We also provide the following services to our loyal customers.
Processing & Sausage Making Equipment
Large Selection of Spices
Great Cheese Selection
Variety of Frozen Appetizers
Frozen Chicken & Turkey
Learn More About Our Story
In 1944, two brothers, Harold and Earl Schmidt, along with their sister wives, Leola and Marie, founded the business of Troy Frozen Foods. At that time, their main business was food lockers and processing of hanging beef, and in the fall, they processed approximately 20 deer. They operated for 27 years at the original location of 200 South Main Street. In November of 1971, the company was sold to Don and Marilyn Nihiser, along with their two sons, Todd, and Terry. Don’s experience included 13 years in the meat industry as well as being the head cook in the First Infantry for the generals in Vietnam.
The Nihisers added a retail meat counter, a wholesale delivery route, and the servicing of activities such as church dinners, picnics, barbeques, and other seasonal festivals. With already being a state-inspected facility, they started manufacturing products for retail and wholesale trade and were a wild game check station for the IL Dept. of Conservation.
A fire in 1993 left the business devastated, but although the building and content were gone, the knowledge, goodwill, and faithful customers were still there. Since rebuilding at a new location, the business has become incorporated in preparation to pass down to the next generation. Troy Foods, Inc. is now a Federal Meat Plant, producing different items for both local and interstate customers.
Don’s Start (2nd from the left)