Co-op Goes Hog Wild at Fair

July 26, 2016

Recently, our Co-op headed to the Big Sky Country State Fair to purchase a hog at the Junior Livestock Market Sale. 

The annual auction (held on July 22) featured 4-H livestock raised by area youth with proceeds benefiting the participants' agricultural and educational pursuits.

Co-op staff and members from the Board of Directors bid on, and purchased, a hog organically-raised by Alice Heriza (pictured in black shirt). Alice lives near Strike Farms in Bozeman and fed her hogs their locally-raised vegetables. This is the second year the Co-op has purchased a hog at the sale. 

Dinner's on the Co-op

Once processed, the animal will yield about 100 pounds of pork. This meat will be served as part of a special fundraising event, Dinner's on the Co-op, benefiting the Community Cafe.  

On Wednesday, September 28 from 5-8 pm, Co-op guest chef Kelly Walunis will prepare a special menu to raise money for the Cafe, Bozeman's only "pay what you can" restaurant. Proceeds from the event will help the Cafe continue to serve healthy, hot dinners to members of our community 365 days out of the year.  

We are proud to partner with Pioneer Meats of Big Timber, who is graciously processing the animal free of charge as a supporter of this event.

Stay tuned for more details on this event by signing up for the Co-op's weekly e-mail newsletter, FoodEnews, or by contacting Co-op Marketing and Membership Manager Alison Germain at [email protected] 

Photos by Jessica Jo Dunbar Photography.