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Watch The Sausage Get Made At The Store In Raytown

May 15, 2015

Chris Pollard has been officially working in his father's store since he was 16.
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The year Chris Pollard was born, his father Dave bought a meat market. So, of course, Chris grew up there: stocking shelves, bagging groceries and hanging out behind the meat counter.

 

He’s 28, now, and Chris Pollard is about to take over The Store: Old-Fashioned Meat Market in Raytown.

 

Now that it’s grilling season, it’s time to step up the sausage production to about 500 links a week. They make at least a dozen different kinds, like andouille, polish, pineapple, chorizo – even a Swedish potato sausage around the holidays.

 

Their specialty is the Italian sausage. Dave Pollard got the recipe decades ago from a butcher at a Price Chopper.

 

For Central Standard's annual sausage show, Chris Pollard gave us a demonstration of his sausage-making operation.