Purdue offers local meat to tailgaters

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Home football games at Purdue are often associated with pregame tailgating. Now, a Purdue agricultural program makes it easy for grill chefs to get locally raised meat.

The Boilermaker Butcher Block has been providing locally raised meat to the public from their shop in Smith Hall since 1973. But now, tailgaters can preorder their burgers and brats from Purdue and pick them up at Ross-Ade Stadium before each home game.

Proceeds from the program benefits meat science students and area 4-H members.

Purdue senior Jessica Buening said setting up shop at football games gives her the chance to meet customers.

“It also gives students a chance to get out there and talk with the consumer. See what they like about it. See what they don’t like. Kind of get our name out,” Buening said. “People really don’t know about this place. We kind of try to promote. It’s just cool to get it out there for people and try everything. It’s really great meat.”

All orders must be in by 5 p.m. on Wednesday before each home game. For more information on how to preorder, click here.

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