The few Iowa counties that did not have severe flooding last month are in the northwest corner of the state. From that region, the Plymouth County Pork Producers will donate proceeds from Friday’s concession stand sales at the Plymouth County Fair to help flooded farmers elsewhere in Iowa.
Bill Tentinger says his group felt they needed to do something. "We know that what we raise is not going to be a huge amount that is going to bail anybody out of any huge losses, but it’s just mainly the thought that we’re able to step forward," Tentinger says. "We’re very fortunate in our part of the state. We’re able to show a little support to keep these people, just keep ’em going."
He says they hope to raise several thousand dollars serving brat burgers, pork loin sandwiches and their signature item, "pork chop in a glove," an Iowa chop that you hold and eat with a cloth glove. Tentinger issued a challenge to others in the northwest corner of Iowa. He hopes other county pork producers nearby will try to match their efforts. The Plymouth County Fair runs through Sunday in LeMars.