Local processer receives honors

Ellsworth Locker, located in Ellsworth, received ten awards at the 2019 Minnesota Meat Processers Convention in St. Cloud recently.

The annual event received entrants from Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota.

Brian and Kathy Chapa, owners of Ellsworth Locker, entered 26 different categories.

The awards and categories included:

•Grand champion: onion garlic bacon, Korean BBQ brats and smoked turkey.

•Reserve champion: bone-in ham, hillbilly jerky, smoked pork chops, skinless wieners, honey BBQ stix, supreme pizza brats and braunschweiger.

Thirty-four meat industry experts judged the event.


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