Despite the nearly record breaking heat, BBQ lovers, bargain hunters, and true die-hard fans of Schlafly Beer flocked to the Schlafy Tap Room last Saturday making the inaugural PORK SHOP an unprecedented success.
The combination pig roast and garage sale featured six whole hogs from Todd Geisert Farms in Washington, MO slow-cooked overnight by Chef Andy White. The naturally-raised local pork showcased a delicious feat in farm-to-table food.
Meanwhile, the gently used items from over 35 local residents made for a massive community rummage sale. As thrifty shoppers and antique foragers found hidden bargains, vendors made a few bucks (some made a few hundred!) by selling their unwanted dusty stuff.
Of course the true beneficiary was our partner charity, MERS Goodwill, who nearly filled a 28’ trailer with the unsold leftovers of garage sale vendors. Because vendors were also asked to make a monetary donation in order to participate, Schlafly Beer helped MERS Goodwill raise an additional $1,132.
For those of you who braved the heat, thanks for coming. And if you missed out, please consider coming to PORK SHOP next year - as a shopper, as a vendor, or as a fan of food and beer.