Whenever Shane and Tanya Flowers sell their locally raised meat at the Yellowstone Valley Farmer’s Market, shoppers invariably ask when they’re planning to open a Billings storefront.
Project Meats is operating a retail location at 1313 Grand Ave., Suite 1, selling meat butchered at its longtime home in Shepherd, owners Tanya and Shane Flowers said last week.
The large walk-in coolers at Project Meats have been crowded the last few weeks with harvested elk and deer on their way to the dinner table.
Shane and Tanya Flowers look over a trophy elk waiting to be processed at their business, Project Meats, last year. Hunting season keeps professional game processors working just about around the clock.
How do you take your Brontosaurus?
For fun, Shane Flowers likes to squeeze every ounce of horsepower out of his 1971 Chevrolet half-ton pickup. The drag racer, outfitted with a 468-cubic-inch Chevy big-block engine, can sprint a quarter mile from a dead stop in just under 12 seconds.
DAVID GRUBBS/Gazette Staff Shane Flowers, president of Project Meats, is an auto racing enthusiast.
Tanya and Shane Flowers are owners of Project Meats.
Beef aficionados swear the best way to boost a steak's flavor and tenderness is to give it a rest.