Written on 8/25/17
On Tuesday I made sausage at Dick’s Meat Packing in New Lex, OH. My day started on BWH of course though. Constantine gave me a box of supplies containing what I would need to take make sausage and some basic instructions.
After making sure I had the box of supplies and boxes for the finished product to go into, I set out for New Lex.
Shortly after arriving, I greeted Rex and Diane and started getting aquatinted with the meat processing room. There were many machines around the room. The machines we used in the sausage making process were a sausage stuffer, a meat grinder, a meat mixer, a bag neck sealer, and a scale. The machine I used most was the sausage stuffer, which Rex taught me how to use.
In total we packed 152 and a half sausages that day.
After packing all my equipment up, I helped load up the AO truck with a delivery bound for ACEnet and set off. After unloading the product at ACEnet I took inventory of all our Athens’ customers and headed back to BWH.
Thinking about the day, I enjoyed learning how to make sausage and getting a firsthand experience of some of the processes and the people that are behind the meat product production and distribution activities that I have experienced with AO. Now I just have to get a tour of the farms where AO sources its meat, and I will have a view from farm to plate.