Beef and pork producers sell tons of meat at Tuscarawas County Fair


By Nancy Molnar, The Times-Reporter (OH)

Sep 16, 2019


DOVER A man who strolled through the southeastern corner of the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds on Monday afternoon observed that the longer he walked around, the hungrier he got.


He made the remark as he passed food concessions operated by the Tuscarawas County Pork Producers and Tuscarawas County Cattle Association while the meats were sizzling.


“Best place to eat on the fairgrounds,” said Jerry Prysi, president of the cattle group. “Everybody will tell you that.”


“If you like hamburgers,” said Mark Laughlin, of New Philadelphia, president of the pork producers. “This is the best place if you like pork burgers. We have the best-value sandwich on the fairgrounds.”


Each association offers a six-ounce burger, $3.50 for pork and $4 for beef. The 12-ounce super porkburger is $6, and the double beef burger, $6.50. Other options are barbecue shredded pork, hot ham and cheese, roast beef and ribeyes.


Each has a slogan painted on its trailer: “Eat beef every day,” and “Pork, the other white meat.”


This corner of the fairgrounds offers locavores their choice of locally sourced meat. The beef comes from Sugar Valley Meats of Sugarcreek, and the pork, from Wen Mar Farms, Inc., of West Lafayette.


Both food stands do a brisk business, powered by about 60 volunteers in the cattle association and more than 100 from the pork producers.


It would be an understatement to say they sell a ton of meat during fair week. They sell much more than that…