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NC Choices

NC Choices, an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems in collaboration with NC Cooperative Extension, promotes sustainable food systems through the advancement of the local, niche, and pasture-based meat supply chain in North Carolina. NC Choices provides information, technical assistance, educational programming, and networking opportunities for farmers, extension agents, meat processors, buyers, distributors, and consumers.

Poultry Processing Updates:

Due to the 2017 closure of Foothills Pilot Plant, information and updates on the status of  poultry processing options across the state can be found below.  Click to view the following:

NC Choices News

BIG NEWS for Local Meat: Off-Site Retail Sales Now Allowed: Change in Regulatory Interpretation

November 7th, 2018|Comments Off on BIG NEWS for Local Meat: Off-Site Retail Sales Now Allowed: Change in Regulatory Interpretation

11/7/2018 Earlier this year, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published a guideline entitled, “FSIS Guideline for Determining Whether a Livestock Slaughter or Processing Firm is Exempt from the Inspection Requirements of [...]

Technical Niche Meat Program Coordinator

September 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Technical Niche Meat Program Coordinator

CEFS’ NC Choices initiative is seeking a full-time Technical Niche Meat Program Coordinator who excels at building relationships with multiple stakeholders, is comfortable managing and moving a process from concept to implementation, makes key business and market-buyer connections, and can translate technical content into on-the-ground assistance for livestock farmers and allied meat business partners.

Learn More About Local Meat | First Thursdays Sept. – Dec. | Lexington, NC

July 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Learn More About Local Meat | First Thursdays Sept. – Dec. | Lexington, NC

Learn both meat cutting and cooking skills using chicken, pork, turkey, and beef all purchased from local farmers!

Resources

NC Choices offers a large collection of resource documents and multimedia to support the farmers, extension agents, meat processors, buyers, distributors and consumers of North Carolina. See our full library of NC Choices resources here.