​Ph: 623-979-4234​​     7713 W. Golden Lane  .  Peoria AZ 85345  .  info@denmarkfoods.com  .  www.denmarkfoods.com  .  www.arizonafresh.com 

Denmark Foods operates in full compliance with the SSOP/HAACP program      as outlined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

~ Our Story ~

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In 1987, Dennis Vandenberg and Mark Schneider joined efforts and talents to start a sausage company in Phoenix, Arizona. Pressed for a business name while applying for a license Denny's wife, Amy, suggested they meld their names and call it Denmark. Although some confusion with  the country of  Denmark occasionally occurs, both partners proudly call Wisconsin their birthplace. Moving their families to Arizona as young men hoping for bigger brighter futures, Mark brought his sales and retail experience while Denny was an award-winning sausage maker back home.  

Hard work and solid business ethics paid off and today Denmark Foods employs over 60 people in Peoria, Arizona. Offering more than 50 meat and meal items, the products are made and delivered fresh every day to top valley grocers including Fry's Food Stores, AJ's  Fine Foods, Bashas' and  Smith's, as well as food service companies Sysco and Custom Foods. These along with dozens of valley restaurants have trusted in their products for three decades, inspiring the co-brand name, Arizona Fresh. This year brought two exciting ideas to market: complete oven-ready meals and seasonal sausage recipes such as the pumpkin  brat. (Trust us, it's incredible!)