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Our History


Elburn Market, Inc. in downtown Elburn, IL, has been a meat market since 1904.


In 1954, selling high quality fresh meat and processing meat for farmers, Robert and Phyllis Ream bought the business and operated the store in rural Kane County. As the area started to change, Ream’s Elburn Market has evolved into a specialized meat market with which no other store in the area can compare.


Around 1980, Randy Ream, Robert and Phyllis’ son, started to learn the art of smoked meats and sausages. The store has become well known throughout the entire Chicago area for their award-winning sausages and smoked meats.


Randy Ream has won over 200 awards in state and national competitions. Randy has also earned his spot in the Cured Meat Hall of Fame! Ream’s Elburn Market is an old-fashioned family owned business that specializes in knowledgeable, friendly service and high quality fresh meat, smoked meats, and other unique food items.


Customers enjoy the Elburn Market’s specialty meats and sausages for gourmet dinners, parties, barbeques, quick and easy meals, and tasty snacks.



Operating Since 1904


Main Street, Elburn | Early 1900's