NEWS & ARTICLES

Aaron Kiesel Inducted into Cured Meat Hall of Fame

Aaron Kiesel is co-owner of Dewig Brothers Packing Company, Inc., located in Haubstadt, Indiana. He started working at Dewig Meats in June of 1996 during high school. He did various jobs around the plant such as clean up, packaging, and waiting on customers. His work at Dewig Meats interested him, and he went on to pursue a degree at Purdue University in Meat Science with an emphasis in processed meat. Aaron came back to Dewig Meats full time after college where he eventually took over the sausage kitchen and the job responsibilities that the job entails. Aaron started dating the

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DEWIG IN THE NEWS: Rediscovering A Local Institution

Dewig Meats has been in operation since 1916, but it took a pandemic for some consumers to discover its award-winning meats. During the thick of the turmoil that surrounded the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, consumers in southern Indiana couldn’t find basic necessities like ground beef in their grocery stores. When those meat cases were emptied, they turned to their local meat market, Dewig Meats, which offered a steady supply of ground beef, steaks, chops, bacon and more. During that time, some shoppers would go up to Darla Kiesel, one of the family operators, and say, “Where have you guys been?” Well,

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Pappa Bear’s Catering: New BBQ-and-more food truck highlighting products from Dewig Meats

Original article written by Aimee Blume, Evansville Courier & Press EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Brent Weatherwax recently got to sleep in… until 3 a.m. On many days, he’s up at 2 a.m. He gets his Pappa Bear’s Catering food truck and smoker out of storage downtown, drives it up to Dewig Meats in Haubstadt, gets the meat going low and slow on the smoker, then heads to set up at his chosen lunch location or catering job for the day. Pappa Bear’s is known to many as the catering arm of Dewig Meats, but Weatherwax is the owner and operator, although

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Partners in Food… ‘The only thing you can take to heaven is what you give away on earth’

(Article originally written by Dave Pearce/The Posey County News.) Posey County’s Partners in Food held its annual appreciation dinner Sunday evening at the Zion-Lippe United Church of Christ. Well over 100 were on hand to hear the latest of what this generous group has done and what’s in the works for next year. Posey County’s Partners in Food program began in 2005 and continues to see growth in its 15th year of providing protein to local food pantries and shelters. The four individuals who started the program happen to not only to be farmers but also friends who are also

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National Provisioner Article: Dewig Meats promotes local food

(Article originally written by Sam Gazdziak and published on the National Provisioner website under Independent Processor’s Prime Cuts.) Many small processors in this country run a meat market and sell a variety of products besides their meats. Along with ham, bacon, sausages and meat snacks, shoppers can pick up things like jams and jellies, chips and, if the store has a liquor license, beer and wine. In many cases, shoppers can buy the same candy bars or the same sodas that they can buy in any retail store. In other cases though, processors stock their markets with products from other

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Dewig Meats Wins 2018 Centennial Business Award

Dewig Meats received 2018 Centennial Business Award on November 5, 2018. from the Indiana Historical Society. The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is honoring a Haubstadt business for its long history of service. IHS has awarded Dewig Bros. Packing Company, Inc. with a 2018 Centennial Business Award. The award, which aims to provide special recognition to Indiana companies in business, is part of the Historic Business Register founded in 1992 by trustees and members of IHS. Dewig Bros. Packing Co was founded in 1916 and has been family owned and operated since its inception. After years of planning and preparation, Dewig

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is the perfect combination of sweet and tart! Sweet strawberries combine with tart rhubarb baked in a buttery, flaky crust makes this pie a dessert that will wow all your family and friends! Try our other pie recipes! Rustic Apricot Pie Dutch Apple Pie Acknowledgements: Thanks to Deanna Reynolds for this recipe! Strawberry Rhubarb Pie   Save Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 1 hour 15 mins Total time 1 hour 45 mins   For amazing meats and more fantastic products, visit Dewig Meats in Haubstadt, Indiana! Author: Dewig Meats Recipe type: Dessert Serves:

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