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April 21, 2010 in Food
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Brent Olsen of Olsen Farms recently purchased Smokey Ridge Meat in Chewelah, Wash., making his business one of the few operations that integrates his farm with a USDA-inspected slaughterhouse, butcher and sales operations. Here Olsen sells some of his grass-raised beef to a customer at a Seattle-area farmers market. Special to

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Alan Nelson of Smokey Ridge Meat in Chewelah, Wash., moves some meat from the hanging room to the cutting room.chrisa@spokesman.com

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Alan and Doreen Nelson of Smokey Ridge Meat in Chewelah, Wash., stand with their dog Belle. They recently sold the business to Brent Olsen of Olsen Farms.