If you have a meat market, fill it with locally made goods instead of commercial items. Shopping trips to your store may become a little more special when customers can get some locally produced bread, pies or juice along with your sausages or ham.
Last year, I had the chance to attend the IFFA Show in Frankfurt, Germany, for the first time. Along with being overwhelmed by the size and scope of the show itself, I had the chance to explore the neighborhood around the fairgrounds in Frankfurt.
With five distinct businesses operating under the Armand Agra parent company, the Flocchini family produces and distributes everything from fresh fish to gourmet whole-meat beef sausages to elk jerky to ground bison.
As co-owner of Thrushwood Farms, of Galesburg, Ill., Doug Hankes has helped steer his family business into exciting new growth areas. As the president of AAMP, Hankes has worked to ensure the association delivers timely information, advice and information to its members.
The news headlines of the past year have been dominated by upheaval and uncertainty, but the stories surrounding the meat and poultry industry were more positive. Those stories were a part of the largely positive response from the industry to this year’s annual Top 100 Processors Report.
The June 2017 issue of Independent Processor features our cover story on how Wagonhoffer Meats is bringing back the rabbit as a healthy meat source, a preview of the 78th AAMP Convention, and much more.