Pictured above:  The original “slagerij” (dutch for “butcher shop”) in Koudum, Holland, where Douwe first started his career in the family meat business with his parents pictured in the top right. 

Windmill Meats started out as a small store in the industrial park in 1993, but because of popularity and increased customer demands, Windmill Meats moved to our current location in 1995, where we were better able to serve our community and variety of clients. 

Although the business began in 1993, the heart of Windmill Meats began much earlier in a small town in Holland.  Coming from a family with generations of successful butchers and shop owners, our founding butcher (Douwe) moved to Canada at the age of 20, looking to use his gifts and talents and to pursue his dream in Canada.  After settling in Salmon Arm and starting a family, his dream and talents were materialized as he and his wife started Windmill Meats, which now serves the community of Salmon Arm. 

Today, our store is a full-serviced butcher shop offering a variety of meats as well as specialty imports, cheese and giftware.  We continue to carry on this tradition of quality and excellence as our family-owned business grows and develops in new ways each day!