A recipe for success

Published 4:53 pm Saturday, June 29, 2013

We’re happy to tip our caps to Piggy Blues for its recent success.

As you may have read in the June 25 Herald, the Piggy Blues Jackass Sauce made Austin and its creators proud on June 16. Judges at the Treasure Island Casino International Barbecue Championship in Welch, Minn., awarded it first prize, along with $300.

Josh Diaz, who co-owns the business with Ronald Meyer, told the Herald he hopes the award will have a positive impact on the business.

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“The more awards we win, the more people look at us and think we know what we’re doing,” he said.

Piggy Blues barbecue has long been a popular eating destination and a staple for downtown Austin. Minnesotans are often willing travel to nearby communities to sample well-known dishes, and we hope this helps spread the Piggy Blues name. A first-place award is sure to attract interest and spread the name to more people outside Austin.

Diaz said he’s looking ahead to more competitions, and we certainly wish him and Piggy Blues luck in the future.

If you haven’t yet, get out to Piggy Blues to try the Jackass Sauce and many more of the vast array of barbecue sauces.


Breakfast on the Farm feeds interest in ag

We were happy to hear about the healthy turnout at last weekend’s Breakfast on the Farm.

More than 800 people ate breakfast at Jim and Connie Sathre’s farm near Adams for the annual event.

Farming makes up a substantial part of the Mower County and Minnesota economies, and Breakfast on the Farm is a great chance for residents — old and young alike — to learn about the industry.

We recommend Mower County residents take advantage of every opportunity to learn more about agriculture.