For the third year in a row, the crew from Enumclaw’s Olson’s Meats and Smokehouse captured the Silver Platter, awarded to the all-around grand champion at the Northwest Meat Processors Association annual convention.
Olson’s was honored during the 2015 gathering, which took place March 19-21 at the convention center is Seaside, Ore.
The annual competition features multiple categories and this year brought 154 entries from 14 contestants. Producers taking part hailed from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
The Olson family took the Silver Platter by virtue of earning the most grand champion honors. Olson’s Meats took top honors for its old-fashioned, bone-in ham; slab bacon; boneless cured ham; beef jerky; breakfast link sausage and breakfast bulk sausage. The local company also won for a pair of specialty bacon creations, a pepper bacon and a rasher-style jalapeno bacon.
Olson’s Meats and Smokehouse, located on state Route 410 just west of Enumclaw, has been operating on the Plateau since 2002.