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Our Story

Ehran Ostrreicher, Homestead Meat's owner and founder, grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel with the traditional Mediterranean-style approach to food — everything was fresh, local, seasonal and unprocessed.  After making his home in the US, he sought out food with those same qualities.


He developed relationships with small family-owned Illinois farms and studied whole animal butchery and charcuterie as a way to provide the best meats for his own family.  As his knowledge and passion grew, he realized that his adopted hometown of Evanston would embrace a local meat shop that offered products that were ethically sourced, environmentally responsible and delivered exceptional flavor.


Ehran opened Homestead Meats in the summer of 2014 and is proud to serve a community that stands with his mission and vigorously supports local businesses. 

Meet Ehran

View the 3-minute video below, read this Q&A by the Main-Dempster Mile, or get Ehran's thoughts on food in his blog.

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