When Keith and Katie Poe contemplated the best way to make a living that allowed them to raise their family on Katie’s great-grandfather’s homestead in Trego, sausage became their savior.
The Poes are in the fourth summer of taking their Saucy Dogs food truck on the road. The popular food trailer is a staple at area farmers markets where they serve up locally made gourmet sausages and bratwurst.
Their weekly route includes the Whitefish Farmers Market on Tuesday evenings, Eureka on Wednesdays and the Columbia Falls Community Market on Thursdays.
Locally sourced products figure heavily into Saucy Dogs’ menu. The sausage is made by Perfect Cuts in Columbia Falls; hoagie buns come from Ceres Bakery in Kalispell and Wheat Montana supplies the hot-dog buns.
Their draft root beer is from Great Northern Brewing Co. in Whitefish, and is paired with local Sweet Peaks ice cream for root-beer floats.