Morrilton Packing Company began as a small meat market in 1928. Edward and Lonnie Ruff delivered meat to customers on their bicycles while working for their cousin, Felix Schlosser. Edward’s grandson, also named Edward, currently serves as President and works alongside two of his four brothers as the fourth generation of Ruff family leadership.
We still use only the best cuts of meat, quality ingredients and time tested smoking processes to ensure what ends up on your family table is simply delicious. Our recipes and time tested smoking processes are still the same as they were in 1928 and we take pride in never cutting corners to sacrifice that familiar flavor that our customers have come to love.
Every hickory smoked ham is individually hand-trimmed and seasoned before it enters our smokehouse, where it soaks up the aroma from smoldering hickory chips for at least 16 hours. When you select a Petit Jean Ham, you can be sure that your ham contains no added water and you will receive a ham that is fully cooked, moist and tender, with an incredibly smoky flavor that goes all the way to the bone.
Customers have depended on and trusted Petit Jean Meats for 90 years. We take pride in knowing that customers still enjoy the very same products that we started smoking in 1928. Because of our small atmosphere, we are able to make important decisions and listen to and fulfill our customers needs quickly.