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See why Fareway's Meat Counter has been a cut above the rest since 1938!

Tried and true, red, white and blue values have always existed at Fareway and are still guiding us today! With the new trend of what's old is new and farm-to-table, there is nothing more important than a great butcher. Since 1938, Fareway has been providing communities around Iowa with only the best USDA Choice Beef ,All Natural Pork and farm fresh chicken for their families. The quality of meat served by our meat counter managers is well known within the communities we serve and we are a trusted source of expertise on each cut of meat we offer. From our first counter in Boone, Iowa to our hundredth store which opened in 2011, we’re here for you and your family each step of the way.

Old photo of the original Fareway Meat Counter.

Fareway’s first meat counter in Boone, Iowa. 


The Meat Counter

Even beyond the quality of meat, the quality of service received at any one of our meat counters is beyond compare. With meat experts on staff at all times, we’re able to answer all of your questions to help you find the best cut of meat possible. Our service doesn’t stop when you find what you’re looking for either. We invite you to take full advantage of the services we provide. See exactly how we work for you day in a day out.

Image of the Fareway Meat Market Infographic.


The meat you’re looking for, cut the way you want it.

Don’t hesitate to ask for the precise cut of meat that you desire. This service is precisely why our meat counter exists in the first place. Once you’ve found your meat of choice, we will slice it as thick or thin as you’d like. Ask our meat experts for recommendations on preparing the meat and making it a standout part of the meal. If you’re a busy gal like Kate from Ankeny, take advantage of all the services we offer. You can walk in with an idea and leave with a meal prepped and ready to be thrown on the grill or cooked in the oven.

"I save money shopping at Fareway's meat counter! My favorite butchers cut and trim my meat so it's meal-ready. If I am cooking fajitas I have the butcher slice my chicken and write "fajita" on it. My meat is ready to go after a long day of work!"
Kate - Ankeny, IA


Meat Counter Perks

  • Choose any meat from our self-service case and have it sliced just the way YOU like
  • YOUR choice of the exact piece and precise cut
  • Choose from any of the 10 cuts available for a whole pork loin

Meat Experts

With 29 years being the average time a meat market manager has spent with Fareway, we say with confidence that they are the best in the industry. Some have been with us as long as forty years! With such expertise, our customers ask questions confidently and trust that they will get the quality and service that they desire.


The Fareway Meat Counter

See the wide variety of meats available at your local Fareway meat counter. Below is a list of cuts available every day. Expect to find a wide variety of items prepared fresh for your family!


Fareway Beef


Fareway Chicken


Fareway Pork


Fareway Fish

We invite you to see the difference for yourself. Visit your local Fareway to find farm fresh, USDA Choice meat that’s simply a cut above the rest. If you’d rather have something delivered to your door*, visit the online meat market to purchase our favorite cuts! For any additional questions, don’t hesitate to ask our meat experts to guide you to making the most out of your meal!

*Anywhere in the 48 contiguous states

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