posted on Monday, November 2, 2015 in East Region News
October is National Pork Month, and AMVC Round Barn, a local sow farm, celebrated the occasion by providing those in need with pork. Recently, Matthew’s Market in Rochester received over 150 pounds of pork from AMVC Round Barn to fill their freezer and distribute to the community.
“As pig farmers, we take pride being a part of the community and helping families in need and educating others about their local hog farmer,” said Chris Mirick, barn manager for AMVC Round Barn.
Matthew’s Market was thankful for the generous donation.
“When we get donations from community members such as AMVC, it keeps the community together and allows community and church volunteers to help give back,” said Robin Burkett, director of staff at Matthew’s Market.
Matthew’s Market is responsible for providing food to 160 families a month in Fulton County. Every week they are open Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
AMVC Round Barn is a 4,400 head breed to wean sow farm that employs 15 people. AMVC is headquartered in Audubon, Iowa, and has a management presence in eight states.
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