From Our Family to Yours
Proudly Serving Our Community for 70+ Years

About Backus Locker

Since 1947, Backus Locker has provided excellent customer service and high quality products for the residents of Cass County and Northwest Minnesota.

Owned and operated by Dave and Jan Schmid, our old-fashioned locker and butcher shop provides custom meat processing and an expansive selection of fresh deli meat, brats, sausages, jerky, cheese, and more. We welcome residents and visitors in Backus, MN, and the surrounding areas to join us.

We look forward to serving you!

Our Story

The Backus Locker opened in 1947 in Backus, MN, and has been part of the family for six generations. Dave’s parents bought the original building in 1964. What began as a small plant has evolved into a full-service meat, sausage, and smoke shop.

Dave and Jan took over the Locker in 1987, moving it to bigger heights with their wide selection of meats and sausage; you’ll surely find something to satisfy your taste buds. From Jans Smoked Hams, a homemade mixed blend of wood smoked in an old-fashioned smokehouse for that ultimate flavor, to Choice Aged Steaks, or Dave’s popular lean ground beef.

We are one of the very few slaughterhouses that will still go to your farm to do a slaughter and pickup. We are always on call for any emergencies that you have as we all know they happen!
Dave and Jan’s favorite thing about being in the local community for so long is getting to know the many generations of customers who come through the door. It brings them much joy to continue this legacy!

Meat Processing - Backus, MN

Customer Testimonials

“Great service, always helpful and friendly, and they have the best brats that I have ever had… I tell everyone that I can about this place. Keep doing what you are doing!”
‒ Jesse S.
Interested in placing an order? Contact us at 218-947-4220 today!