The Schlafly Beer Employee Blog

May 31, 2012

Pork Shop Beats the Heat

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.

img4553Vendors set-up shop on the Schlafly Tap Room lot

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.

imageThe ultimate in local farm-to-table food. Photo courtesy of Pork Shop attendee and Schlafly fan, Jason Poole