Jerry and Dee Haun started Haun’s Meat and Sausage in 1996 in the Walla Walla Valley. With over 34 years of experience in the meat business, Jerry believes in delivering the best quality product for maximum value. Along with his wife Dee, they grew up in the Walla Walla area and have deep roots in the community.
When the opportunity came to open up their own shop, Walla Walla seemed like the perfect community to do it in. In an area full of hardworking people, the Haun’s knew people would appreciate their commitment to wholesome product for a fair price.
While food fads come and go, Haun’s have been around for three generations serving the community they love. Whenever Jerry and Dee travel around the country visiting with other meat processors, they talk up the area they call home. They talk about the Valley’s commitment to agriculture and good food whether it be our famous sweet onions, fine wines, produce, grains and livestock that dot the landscape. Just the name Walla Walla makes their ears perk up!
And with so much experience in the meat industry, Jerry is often called to assist in matters of both local and national importance. He was on a panel as a subject matter expert before the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service in Washington D.C. about the the defense of our food supply chain along with only 11 other processors from around the United States. He was interviewed by Tri-Cities, Washington area TV stations when the BSE crisis broke out as well as being featured in Agri-Times Northwest, Washington Ag News and local and regional newspapers on various meat related issues. He was featured in Meat and Poultry magazine as an expert in farm slaughtering in the Northwest.
He is the executive secretary of the Northwest Meat Processors Association and is a former president and board member of the NWMPA and a former board member for the American Association of Meat Processors. He has also been a cured meat judge in multiple state competitions and a national food judge assistant at the American Cured Meat Championships. He is also an associate member of the Washington Cattleman’s Association. The Haun’s also support local FFA and 4H chapters in their efforts to educate America’s youth about agriculture in the 21st century.