The Lost Art of Craft Butchery
Jun 06, 2023 11:45 AM
Nick Lenters @DMGCC
The Lost Art of Craft Butchery

Meeting location at Des Moines Golf and Country Club:

Address (click for driving directions):
Des Moines Golf and Country Club

1600 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Nick Lenters, the principal owner of Old Station Craft Meats, grew up on a farm in Northwest Iowa. He settled in the central part of Iowa after graduating from Central College and later went on to obtain his MBA from the University of Iowa. Prior to opening Old Station Craft Meats, Nick worked in a variety of industries in the Des Moines area including: software, payment processing and business consulting. Nick now lives with his wife and two teenage sons in Waukee, where they all contribute in some capacity to the family business. 


Old Station Craft Meats began as an idea for two brothers to connect their shared passion for cooking and eating meat with their occupational interests. One brother, a cattleman, and the other, a businessman, decided to combine their passions and skill sets into a specialty meat market. Their passion for meat connected them and their hope is that Old Station Craft Meats is a means to connect others, as well. The brothers’ goal is to bring together a community of carnivores to share conversations of food discovery. They believe that the best place to start a conversation is around a table for a meal.  Small local Craft Butcher shops take great pride in knowing where their products come from; they have full traceability and can reassure customers on the quality of their produce.