Where it all began
The Whitefeather tradition first began over 200 years ago when the Perkins' ancestor Rueben Perkins, who was one of the first settlers in Ohio and a talented gunsmith, was gifted the Native American symbol of peace, a white feather, by the local native tribes, who were among the Perkins' first neighbors, friends, and customers.
1987-1993: In 1987, Whitefeather Bison Company is founded by Freddie & Bunny Perkins as a result of their dream to incorporate their family's rich pioneering heritage in to the frontier of healthy foods. In keeping with tradition, the Perkins Family names their business "Whitefeather" and began selling Bison, "The Native Beef", as one of the healthiest red meats available.
1993-2015: In 1993, The Perkins Family purchased the local abbatior where their Bison were being processed. Whitefeather Bison Company becomes Whitefeather Meats. As Whitefeather Meats, the Perkins Family began custom processing for area farms and continued to expand the types of meat avaiable in their retail store, along with their staple, Bison.
2016-Present: By 2016 Whitefeather Meat's retail store had grown to include Bison, Elk, Venison, 100% Grass-fed Beef, Non-GMO Pork, Free Range Chicken, Lamb, many types of Hickory Smoked Meats, and seasonally, Organic Produce. The decision is made to discontinue custom processing services (processing of animals not raised for Whitefeather's own resale) and focus soley on Whitefeather Meat's own sourcings and meat sales. You can purchase meats here by the single piece or by the entire hanging carcass!