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Welcome to Stittsworth Meats in Bemidji

 

If you've been looking for a high quality meat market with that old-fashioned feel, your search is over! We are the last place you'll ever need to look. All of the finest quality meats you'll ever need are made fresh daily right here in our market. We are Stittsworth Meats and we are more excited than ever for you to come check us out. You can find us at the location we've been proud to call home for almost 18 years! 609 4th Street SE, in beautiful Bemidji Minnesota. We believe our success is due not only to our high quality meats, but our fast, friendly service. Our customers mean everything to us and we want you to be one of them.

Stittsworth Meats has been in our family since 1993 and the building was established in 1899 as a local grocery store. My father, Corey, and uncle, Clay, purchased the Stittsworth’s Nymore Food Mart in 1993. Their goal was to create an "old-fashioned meat market". After several attempts, they came up with the perfect brat recipe. They decided to test this recipe on the public. Their first big event was The Home Sport and Travel Show in Bemidji and shortly after that, The Bemidji Water Carnival. The brats turned out to be a huge success and they started getting many requests to serve at other events. They decided to expand their service area as demand increased. Their only stipulation was that the advertisement had to read "Stittsworth’s Brats" if they were to serve at an event. Some of these locations included, the Senior Citizen Center of Bemidji, North Country Rehab, United Way, bank openings, anniversaries, and even high school graduations. The brats have continued to be a big part of The Home Sport and Travel Show and The Bemidji Water Carnival.

In 1994 my uncle, Kirby, joined the business and they opened another location in Walker, MN. Their first event was the Walker Crazy Days. They set up a grill and served brats outside the store. Within a few moments, a line began to form, grow, and eventually wrap around the city block.

The menu has expanded throughout the years and now includes turkey drumsticks, old fashioned hot dogs, pepper sticks, and several flavors of brats. My dad has been the sole owner of the meat market since 1999. In October 2010, my wife and I became the proud new owners of Stittsworth Meats. I plan to continue the traditions that my father and uncles started but am always looking for ways to improve. I have very high hopes for this business and plan to do some great things in the future. Thank you for your continued support.

Mychal Stittsworth

Owner

 

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