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Pressroom Podcast: Farm to table with Matt Weik of YKer Acres

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Piglets born on the YKer Acres farm in Carlton. (Photo courtesy YKer Acres)2 / 3
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It was never our guest’s intention to have a pig farm, but things kept falling into place for him and his family to keep going. Matt Weik with YKer Acres joins Christa Lawler and Brooks Johnson on the podcast this week to talk about their recent move to a new farm in Carlton and how the farm-to-table business model best suits them and the Duluth restaurants they supply.

Weik also shares some insight on life on the farm and how tough it was when one of their very first sows, Minnie, passed away last week. “My good friend and I have talked about this a lot and he says ‘If it’s not hard then you shouldn't be doing it.’ And I totally agree with him on that,” Weik said.

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