About Us
Lanning's Foods

Lanning's Foods is a family business specializing in both wholesale and retail sales of fresh beef, pork, poultry, produce, and dairy. Bernard Lanning started the business in Mount Vernon in 1969. The Lanning family operated the business at a previous location until 1989.

In 1989 the Gilardi family purchased the business. Sam and Steve Gilardi brought many years of experience to the food business. The business has showed steady growth in both wholesale and retail sales.

"We at Lanning's Foods are quite proud of the service we provide and of the clients we work with."

In 1999 the business moved two miles closer to Mount Vernon and broke ground for the existing facility at 1033 Newark Road. Our new modern facility is USDA inspected which allows us to offer many new items that we could not provide at the previous facility.

Lanning’s Foods is now being operated by the highly capable hands of third-generation family members: Zach Phillippi, Austen Gilardi, and Steven Gilardi. All three of these gentlemen are lifelong residents of Knox County. They are active members of the community and fully intend to raise their families in the Knox county area. They are very excited to experience the future changes of the industry and adapt the business practices to accommodate the ever-changing needs of the fresh food industry. The mission now and always has been to offer the freshest and healthiest foods available at an affordable price to our community and surrounding area today and for many years to come.

Lanning's Foods Owners