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    Far West Meat serves 1,500 fans

    Tom Serrato, president of Far West Meats leads the crowd in America The Beautiful as the flag is raised for the first time on the new flag pole.

    (HIGHLAND, Calif.)  Far West Meats served thousands of free barbecued Hot Links, tri-tip, brisket, ribs, chicken, hot dogs, with different barbecue sauces, gourmet cheese puffs, grapes, smoothes and more at a barbecue held recently at its newly re-opened plant in Highland.

    Their meats are available at many southern California restaurants and at Food 4 Less, Stater Brothers, El Super, Superior Markets, Smart and Final, Albertson’s and Ralph’s Markets.

    Delicious hormone free Far West Meats barbecued chicken ready to eat!

    “The grand opening was a great success with so many of our customers, friends, family and neighbors here to help us celebrate our return to our home,“ said Tom Serrato, president of Far West Meats.   He added, “It was so much fun to see so many friends here.”

    We woke up to the smell of the heavenly barbecue,” said neighbor Susan Brown.  “We came over for the barbecue and end up staying for hours.  It’s such a fun family event with fun for the kids, good music and a great atmosphere.”

    We smelled the smoke and came for the barbecue. We had so much fun we stayed for two hours.

    The celebration included two live top 40 bands, face painting for the kids, clowns, magicians, a reptile show, raffle prizes every 15 minutes and discount coupons for Far West Meats.

    “People were so involved with enjoying all of the different varieties of Far West Meats that they really didn’t pay attention to the free raffles,” said Serrato.   “We announced the prize numbers over our two PA systems and the team and I walked through the crowd announcing the raffle prize numbers and people didn’t seam to be interested in prizes, they were enjoying the meat!”

    Tom Serrato, Far West President reads the winning number to a $50 raffle prize. People were too busy enjoying the barbecue to take the money.

    In the end the Far West Meats team gave $25 to $50 gift cards randomly to the people attending.
    During the flag raising ceremony lead by local Veteran’s of Foreign Wars members, Serrato sang American the Beautiful and the crowd joined in, ending in applause and cheers.

    “We could have shut down after the fire and moved to the beach. But that’s not what I wanted. We have a responsibility to our family, to our customers and to our community.  We couldn’t wait to get back home, “ said Serrato.

    The 90-year-old butcher and meatpacking company invested $3 million to rebuild after a devastating fire two years ago.  Far West Meats temporarily moved to a smaller plant in Colton but produced at half capacity.

    I won a $25 gift card.

    The rebuilt location gives Far West Meats the production capacity they need to reclaim lost market share and increase sales.

    Far West Meats’ product line includes all cuts of beef, pork, poultry and 10 flavors of their famous Hot Links, including hot and mild, pork, chicken and beef.

    Jerry (Chef Cujo) Caldwell, of Cujo’s Big Smoke B-B-Q was the prime preparer of the tri-tip & brisket beef that was served from a booth ‘staffed’ by Far West Meats volunteers and the Highland Rotary.

    Customers can order from the website FarWestMeat.com for shipping anywhere in the United States or for pick up at the Highland location.  The website also offers free tips on meat handling, cooking, recipes, and catering.

    For more information please call (909) 864-1990.

    About Far West Meats – Tom Serrato, President and CEO
    Far West Meats is a 90-year-old Highland based butcher and meat packing Company.   Their products are sold throughout California.   Product includes many cuts of beef, pork, and chicken as well as their 10 flavors of their famous signature smoked sausages and a complete line of smoked meats. Every product sold is guaranteed 100% for quality and freshness.


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