In the 1850s a group of German immigrants settled in a lush river valley in east-central Iowa. They called their new home "Amana" after a passage in the Song of Solomon meaning "to remain faithful." They established seven villages known as the Amana Colonies and lived communally, embracing a pure and simple way of life...including pride in workmanship, a home in the heartland, and sharing good food with good friends.
The tradition of the Amana Meat Shop & Smokehouse began during communal times, when families enjoyed meals together in roomy kitchen houses. Each village had a meat shop and smokehouse where ham, bacon, and sausage were cured the old-world way...with long-held recipes and a commitment to quality.
Today the tradition continues. Each year thousands of visitors stop by our smokehouse and take home the bountiful flavors of another century, while others experience life's simple pleasures through our mail-order catalog. We invite you to savor these old-fashioned tastes and to share them with friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers. Enjoy.
If you are planning a trip to Amana, please stop in and visit us at the Amana Meat Shop & Smokehouse. We are located at 4513 F Street in the village of Amana (one block north of the Ox Yoke Inn). With extra cleaning procedures, our retail salesroom's current hours are Monday through Friday 9am-4:00pm, Saturday 9am-4:00pm and Sunday 10am-3pm. ***These shortened hours are due to the global health crisis. To call our retail store, please call 319-622-7586.
For more information on the Amana Colonies history, shops and restaurants, please visit:
The Amana Colonies Convention and Visitors Bureau
To see a greater selection of our wonderful Amana products that we have to offer - from our furniture shop to our woolen mill, to our meat market and general store, visit our website superstore: