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OCC Legacy Cuts set up shop in Baker next to the lake as a market test in the community before heading to other states and cities.

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It was a taste test on a holiday along the shore of Baker Lake, but Ty O’Connor liked the answer he got.

O’Connor and his family came to Baker with a large trailer to test the market for selling beef on the road – literally.

It was a success.

He set up a grill and cooked up samples for customers who stopped by the large trailer displaying the OCC Legacy Cuts logo along with the statement that it was certified organic grass-fed beef. The family operation is based near Ekalaka and the beef is “born, raised and shipped to your door directly from our ranch,” according to O’Connor, who originally came from the Baker area.

The operation is all based in the Ekalaka area. “We are trying to get our name out. “We are doing a lot of UPS orders going all over the country. Right now, Columbus Stillwater Beef is doing our processing. Come October, we are going to have our own processing center USDA facility south of town there.

“This was kind of our maiden voyage,” Sarina O’Connor said as her husband worked the grill. “I wanted to see what we needed to do when we are hitting the road with it.”

The biggest seller Monday was the tenderloin steaks and the hamburgers, she said.

There are other destinations in mind besides Baker, she said. Among the other locations will be Rapid City, Miles City and Spearfish. “We are going to take a big trip to Minnesota in July.”

“Hopefully, we will get out to Seattle sometime this summer,” she added.

They also have a website, www.OCCLegacyCuts.com

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