Follett’s brings home the bacon

Follett's Meat Company manager Travis Calhoun and owner Justin Follett are all smiles after winning grand champion for their fine pepper bacon. The Hermiston company received the award at the 2017 Northwest Meat Processors Association Convention and Trade Show, held March 23-25 at Ocean Shores, Washington.

Follett’s Meat Company of Hermiston came home with a major win from the 2017 Northwest Meat Processors Association Convention and Trade Show.

Owner Justin Follett and manager Travis Calhoun were thrilled in receiving grand champion in the bacon category with their fine pepper bacon. The pair were on hand to receive the award during the convention, held March 23-25 at Ocean Shores, Washington.

The award, Calhoun said, comes on the heels for the company’s jalepeño cheese summer sausage, which garnered reserve champion in 2016. Calhoun also tipped his hat to Jose Martinez and Luis Duarte, who work as meat cutters and trimmers.

“It was a team effort with the Follett’s team working side-by-side to achieve great meat and accomplishments at the convention,” Calhoun said.

Family-owned and operated since 1921, Follett’s Meat Company is based in Hermiston. It provides custom meat processing for beef, pork, lamb and wild game that offers both stationary and mobile slaughter.

Follett’s is open Monday through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 31019 Follett Lane, Hermiston. For more information, call 541-564-2780.

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