The company was founded in 1964 by Gerald Dinsmore Sr. Harvard Meats opened its first location under the name “Harvard Meats” at the corner of Harvard and 15th St in 2015. As competition grew and grocery store chains thrived, driving most meat markets out of business, Harvard Meats remained strong. Their commitment to bring fresh, quality meats to their customers and build strong relationships caused them to flourish.
Harvard Meats also fills a unique niche. They carry rare and hard to find meats such as elk, quail, rabbit, alligator, frog legs, as well as many other exotics.
Day-to-day operations are handled by Gerald’s (third-generation in the business) niece Erin, and Will Martin and wife Melanie.
The Dinsmores welcome the opportunity to meet their shoppers. “Feel free to come to in just to meet us and our staff. Call or email with any questions. We would love to hear from you. Even if you don’t plan on buying anything. Just come by and say howdy.”