Pick up a pocket sized copy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® guide at the meat counter in either New Pi location. The guide will help you make informed choices about the fish you purchase.

The All-Natural Difference

New Pioneer’s meat and seafood department is a true full service meat department dedicated to bringing you the very best all-natural products. Our meat goes through a tough inspection process to ensure that it is antibiotic, pesticide, and hormone-free. We recognize the difference between truly all-natural meats and product that has been merely flushed of antibiotics, steroids, and hormones in the last ninety days, as some so-called “natural” meats are. Our Grass Run Farm & Meyer's All-Natural Angus Beef, Beeler's Pork, Black Family Farms Lamb and Echo Dell Chicken are truly antibiotic, hormone and steroid-free.

Quality and Service

Quality is priority number one, and unlike other area meat purveyors, we do all of our cutting in-house, including on-site sausage grinding. We use chucks, rounds, and sirloin, not tube ground beef, for all of our grinds. Our handmade sausages include varieties like our famously grillable Bratwurst, Sweet and Hot Italian, Middle Eastern Lamb, Spinach and Feta Chicken, and Chicken Chipotle, all made right in the store.

Alaskan Salmon Local Tastes Better


New Pi proudly offers a large selection of locally-raised meats, including chicken and lamb from Kalona, Beeler's pork from Le Mars, free-range turkey from Ferndale Market in Minnesota, prosciutto from La Quercia in Norwalk, and a new line of organic, all-natural steaks from Grass Run Farm in Dorchester. We feature lamb from Black Family Farms in Wellman, Echo Dell chicken from Kalona, and trout from Wisconsin.

Sustainable Seafood


New Pi proudly promotes a 95% sustainable seafood case. Look no further than New Pioneer to find more Alaskan seafood products than anywhere else in Iowa. Alaskan King and Coho salmon are available year round. We handle over seventy varieties of seafood, both fresh and frozen. Have Questions about Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Ceritification?