Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says a great source of home grown food is through our local meat lockers. He notes Iowa currently has 164 inspected establishments serving the state. There are 3 locations in Washington County. Brandon Statler, owner of Boyd’s Meats in Washington says between 85 to 90% of his product is local meat.
Doug Havel, owner of Bud’s Custom Meats in Riverside says he sells 90% local meat to customers. Havel says many of his customers are looking for locally raised product. Secretary Northey says buying from local markets is a great way to get safe, high-quality meat while supporting your local community.