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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Editor 

Bringing home the bacon:

Local custom butchers see rise in demand for meat


April 23, 2020

The cuts keep coming as a hog is processed at Garfield Meat Shop.

COLFAX–Last month Garfield Meat Shop processed 10 pigs. In the past three weeks it has processed 10 to 19 pigs a week with more calls coming in every day.

"It's pretty amazing," said owner and butcher Tom Tevlin.

Tevlin has seen a sharp increase in requests for custom butchering since the COVID-19 crisis hit full swing. He has been working to find the animals to fill the demand while more people call his shop looking for product. In the past 10 days alone he has received three to four calls a day from people asking how custom butchering works or wanting to get an animal.

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