Rural Action and ACEnet team up to support local 4-H and FFA

Perry County Blue Ribbon Pork proceeds benefit local 4-H and FFA.

Perry County Blue Ribbon Pork proceeds benefit local 4-H and FFA.

Perry County Blue Ribbon Pork is a new line of top quality pork products soon available for purchase in various places in Perry County. The Blue Ribbon Perry County Pork project is a partnership between Rural Action Sustainable Agriculture, the Village of Somerset, and community members working to make 4-H pork available for sale in the community, expanding the markets available for local 4-H participants. The program offers Blue Ribbon Pork at the Somerset Farmers Market and at the Carpenter’s Market in Somerset and in participating stores.

The pork is purchased at the Perry County Fair, then processed and packaged in a USDA certified facility located in Zanesville Ohio. Pork products include Smoked ham and bacon, Blue Ribbon pork chops, Ground breakfast sausage, Breakfast sausage links, Italian ground sausage, and German Bratwurst. The collaboration has led to improved quality and quantity of food available within the community, and proceeds benefit 4-H and FFA programs. ACEnet Food Ventures Director, Larry Fisher has worked with the producers group to understand the meat regulatory environment, labeling requirements, and the nutrition facts panel. The brand will also partner with the 30 Mile Meal Perry County brand program.

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