Dave and Estelle Hewitt
By Beef Farmers of Ontario
Dave and Estelle Hewitt have operated their farm for close to 40 years in beautiful Simcoe County.
Dave returned to his family’s third generation farm in 1974 after graduating from the University of Guelph. In 1976 he married Estelle, and together with the help of their three children (Kevin, Derek and Krystal) and their staff they have grown their family business in several different areas. These include their beef cattle, corn, soybeans and hay for both cattle feed and cash crop, a retail and wholesale meat store and meat processing shop, along with a custom snowblowing operation for the snowy winter months. Their children and spouses have helped to continue this success by contributing fresh new ideas and marketing their products and services.
Dave and Estelle believed there would be a demand for locally produced meat products. So in 1985 they added a wholesale and retail meat shop right on the farm. This business quickly expanded, so in 1988 they added a meat processing shop. This shop helped keep up with the demand for locally produced meat products. Shortly after the processing shop opened Dave felt the need for a quality and unique snack food. After months of testing other commercial recipes, Dave decided to form his own recipe and that was when Dave’s Homemade Beef Jerky was created. It is made with a secret family recipe and can now be found across Ontario.
After many years of success, the Hewitt family continue to enjoy providing quality meats, mouth- watering beef jerky, outstanding customer service and enjoy growing quality corn, soy beans and beef for Ontario families. Ontario Corn Fed Beef is available at their Butcher Shop along with Dave’s Homemade Beef Jerky. The Beef Jerky is also available at Orillia Fairgrounds Farmer’s Market, Gravenhurst Farmer’s Market or can be ordered online. Visit Hewitt’s Country Meats for more details.