How time flies. My dad, Blanchard Dixon, worked for his brother Douglas, in a grocery store called Dixon Market in Payson shortly after he was married. In the early forty’s he had the opportunity to purchase a Froze Food Plant and Processing Store on Main Street and go into business for himself. Unable to get a loan from the bank, he secured funds from an individual. He added to the existing plant on an adjacent vacant lot which had a billboard advertising the old Star Movie Theatre. Thus, Payson Cold Storage was established in the early 1940’s.
I started helping my dad at an early age, about 14, and have do so off and on ever since. About 30 years ago I purchased the business and later renamed it Dixon Meat. We have been doing business at 95 South Main for about 70 years, and doing it the same way. We are still old fashioned with our manual type cash register, no Internet, no email, and no credit cards. Cash or check only with an easy payment plan: 100% down and nothing left to pay!
Dad always said a satisfied customer is our best advertisement. Good honest help has been our strength. A huge thank you to all that have worked with Dixon meat and a partial list roughly sorted by era follows:
50’s-60’s: Nona Tervort, Patro Martinez, Ruth Bliss, Carl Butler, Quayle Dixon, Fern Nelson, Larry Howard, Janette Anderson, Utahna Thomas, and Estelle Porter.
70’s: Sheldon Dixon, Earl Fifield, Russel Dixon, Sterling Dixon, Grace Montague, Ervil Ewell, and Frank Mitchell.
80’s: Annette Cannon, Noreen Lerwill, Don Mangelson, Kent Marvin, Randy Christensen, and Craig Porter.
90’s: Chuck & Tawnya Adams, Flint & Jesse Dixon, Cory Wiley, Kim Lerwill, Robert Hiatt, David Bean, Marj Andersen, Michael Tervort, and The Balzly Boys.
00’s and Current: Brittany Carter, Colt Jensen, Sue Spencer, Dennis & Rosemary Dixon, Jessica Jones, Nathan Minnick, Peter Minnick, Patrick Minnick, Malinda Dixon, Chris Arno, Chris & Alyson Ewell, and Don & Cindy Dixon.
Call Dixon Meat at (801) 465-3127 for your local meat processing needs. As a reminder meat lockers are available at only $5 a month.
Dennis Dixon, Sue Spencer, and Colt Jensen work on a quarter slab of beef, about 195 Pounds at Dixon Meat.