A little about our history

The Sausage Maker, Inc was founded in 1972 by the late Rytek Kutas. With decades of experience, Rytek made sausages and cured meats both at home and professionally. 

He was inspired to start The Sausage Maker, Inc because it was difficult to find quality sausage casings, cures, and spices at an affordable price. The issue wasn’t just about supplying the products, it was about helping folks to keep their family traditions alive.

The Sausage Maker, Inc is the ultimate resource for hunters, gatherers, anglers, farmers and just about anyone else who likes to take game, meats, fruits, and vegetables and transform them into the sausage, cider, and vegetable recipes that have been handed down by generations of like-minded folks.

At The Sausage Maker, we continue to embrace the time-honored traditions of home food preparation with a variety of seasonings, spices, and equipment. Our offerings have continued to expand over the years. We now carry a variety of products, many of which are manufactured at our plant right here in Buffalo, New York. The rest are thoughtfully sourced from across the U.S.A. and around the world.

As a customer, you have many choices when it comes to who you buy your food dehydrator, smokehouse, spices, and other equipment. That’s why we’re committed to standing behind each and every product we sell.

Whether you have a question or problem, or just need a little direction on which product is right for you – we’re here to help. We love the products we sell and we love using them. Order online, by mail, or over the phone. However you want to communicate with us, we’re standing by ready to help!

Our Brands

The Sausage Maker™ brand was started by our founder Rytek. As he traveled the country, he discovered it was difficult to find quality seasonings, spices, and supplies for meat curing projects. Initially a mail order catalog, our full product line is now available at our retail location as well as on our website. 

Whether it’s venison, salmon, wild hog, or if you’re seeking to revive the traditions of your ancestors, we have everything you need to turn your harvest into delicious food memories.

Shop all The Sausage Maker™

The Harvest Fiesta™ brand is about sun, celebration, and savoring homemade creations. 

If you’re looking to recreate traditional foods, you’ll want to try this brand. 

Whether you’re dehydrating chili peppers from your garden or fermenting a tangy southwestern slaw to cracking open a homemade cider with friends, discover how The Harvest Fiesta™ can enhance your food creations. 

Similar to its Mother company, The Sausage Maker, Inc., Harvest Fiesta™ is about promoting a back-to-basics lifestyle and supporting the slow-food movement with the right tools for preserving the season’s harvest.

TSM Products™ brand is our wholesale division with a focus on equipping retailers, restaurateurs, food processors, and other wholesalers with high-quality, commercial-grade equipment.

Employment Opportunities

Whether you have a passion for local, real food or you just love the idea of working at a strong, growing company that’s driven by consistent values, integrity and investment in our employees—there may be an opportunity for you at The Sausage Maker.

Our associates are knowledgeable and resourceful when it comes to our line of products. Partially because they share the same passion for the homemade as our customers do. If this sounds like you, contact our customer service for current open employment opportunities.