ABOUT US

Heartland Meat Company has been an expert meat producer of specialty cuts of beef, pork, poultry, lamb and offal products for over 50 years. Most famously known for the creation of, “carne asada picada,” a signature cut of beef to cook quickly and evenly for the highest quality pre-cut carne asada around.  Being the original company to manufacture Black Angus carne asada picada for the Hispanic segment, Heartland has set the bar high for San Diego and food lovers have enjoyed the quality for many decades.  Known for quality and custom cut product, Heartland produces specialty cuts, custom seasoned product and will tailor to your foodservice needs.  Many of our end users have requested custom seasoned fajitas, strips, picada, cubes, diced and seasoned product. With the stellar reputation for consistency and quality, our products are in demand and in distribution through our distributor partners across the South West region of the United States and across all types of restaurants.  Products from Heartland can be found in Southern California, Northern California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Washington, West Texas and Hawai’i. Established in 1967, Heartland is still family owned and operated today by the Stidman family.

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THE HEARTLAND STORY

In 1967, Joe Stidman, at the age of 24, opened Heartland Meat Company in East San Diego, in the city of El Cajon. Having worked in production rooms as a teenager after school, he was always involved in the meat industry. He opened Heartland Meat out of necessity as the company he was working for and the customers he serviced was closing their doors. Hear it from Joe Stidman himself in this video!

SUSTAINABILITY

At Heartland, it is a goal from the leadership of the company to help reduce our carbon footprint in every possible way.  Here are a few of the ways we have reduced our carbon footprint:

  • 1300+ Solar Panels Powering Plant
  • Hybrid Delivery Trucks Utilizing Electricity & Petroleum
  • Banned Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles from HMC in House Use
  • Compostable Single Use Coffee Cups
  • Low Flush Toilets
  • Cardboard & Carton Recycling
  • Bottle & Can Recycling
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WHERE CAN YOU FIND OUT PRODUCTS?

Southern California

Northern California

Arizona

Nevada

Colorado

Utah

Texas

Hawai’i

WHAT WE DO

Heartland manufactures specialty cuts of beef, pork, poultry, lamb and offal products to best fit your restaurant or foodservice needs. This includes diced, sliced, portioned, butterflied and seasoned products.

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MISSION

To provide the highest quality products, at the fairest prices, while maintaining the highest level of food safety.