Kurt Oelschlagel founded Harriston Packing Co. in 1967 after coming to Canada from Germany and settling in Harriston, Ontario. Kurt’s family upbringing in the German meat trade, combined with his innate ability to connect with people and serve the needs of his customers, fuelled the success of the business.

Today, the second generation – Robert, Mark and Barbara – carry on their father’s philosophy of listening to customers and providing locally raised meat renowned for freshness, taste, and quality. The Oelschlagels expanded the Harriston Packing Co. smokehouse operations in 2017 in response to growing demand for their signature pepperettes, summer sausage, and other smoked products. They are only too happy to share their expertise and detailed understanding with customers who want to know where their meat comes from, how it was raised, what it was fed, and how best to prepare it for meals to remember.

Our partnership with Harriston Packers goes back to the day we opened our doors! We are very proud to provide their pork products at Fraberts – big fan favourites are their smoked pork chops, summer sausage, and pepperettes.

True to their community spirit they provide an amazing fundraising program – they are currently supporting the Wellington-Alberta 4-H exchange which our daughters are so fortunate to be participating in this summer.

Thanks for all you do Harriston Packers!