Penokean Hills Farms now operates in a new state-of-the-art building that was completed in 2023. It is located at the old Cel Tire property in Bruce Mines, Ontario (9450 Hwy 17). This new location is roughly 14,500 square feet, quadrupling the size of the old facility we originally occupied since 2015. This abattoir now features a full service retail shop, a custom smoking and curing kitchen, a dry-aging room and of course a kill floor and cut floor. It now allows both PHF and community farmers to expand into value-added products and specialty items to bring to market. We are very excited about this expansion and look forward to area farmers and PHF utilizing these new services to our area.
The previous Abattoir in Bruce Mines was purchased by Penokean Hills Farms in the Spring/Summer of 2015. It was originally built in the early 1960’s and has been a fixture for the farming community as the only abattoir in the entire district of Algoma. Local farmers and community members use its services year-round and because of this, it plays a vital role to the health of the local agriculture community. Historically however, there hasn’t been enough livestock being processed to keep it sustainable and the business has gone through a number of financial hardships and owners. With the growth of the Penokean brand, the sustainability of this business has recently changed. The old abattoir also remains in operation under new ownership and for the first time ever, farmers will be able access to multiple processing facilities in Algoma.