Many people know there is an Edgewood Locker in Edgewood, but some don’t know there is an Edgewood Locker in Arlington. Yes! Small town Arlington has an Edgewood Locker! Bought in March of 2003, the Edgewood location in Arlington has been an asset as well as a convenience for customers who want the quality meat and custom processing, without having to drive the longer distance to Edgewood in Clayton County. The Kerns brothers, Terry and Jim, bought what was known as the Arlington Locker, after finding out that the business was up for sale. Both businesses were doing very well, so it wasn’t hard to make the decision to buy the Arlington Locker, which is now known as Edgewood Locker West.
Katie Anderson manages this second location. Is it any wonder that this bright young lady is where she is today? Her father is Terry Kerns. Anderson remembers as a very small girl of maybe five years old when, she would try to help make hamburgers or do other small chores around the processing plant. After graduating from high school, she attended college at Kirkwood and then went to UNI, getting a degree in Marketing. It was just a little over a year ago that she became manager of the Arlington-Edgewood Locker West. “We offer everything that the Edgewood location offers”, says Anderson. “We offer beef, pork, bacon, sausage, hams, twenty-eight flavors of Brat,s as well as seasonings for deer hunters that want to do their own processing at home. We also butcher beef, hogs and lambs here and do most of the processing here, except for smoking and sausage."
Nor do they do deer processing at the Arlington location. During the holiday season, Both locations offer gift boxes and gift certificates, as well as salads, which range from pasta to potato. Anderson says it is a convenient location, especially for the people in town, because if they need that pound of bacon or ground beef, they don’t have to travel all the way to Strawberry Point or Oelwein.