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NC Choices

NC Choices, an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, 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.

NC Choices News

Save the Date for Events Coming Your Way

December 5th, 2016|Comments Off on Save the Date for Events Coming Your Way

Here are some upcoming events hosted by NC Choices and friends: January 22-24, 2017 (Roanoke, VA): Join NC Choices and other presenters at the American Forage and Grassland Council's Annual Conference.  Details can be found [...]

Women Working in Meat Supply Chains Lead the Way in Reducing Food Waste

November 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Women Working in Meat Supply Chains Lead the Way in Reducing Food Waste

While there’s increased interest nationally in local pastured meat, peoples’ purchasing habits and tastes have been conditioned by our industrial food system over the past 50 years to just a handful of cuts. So what happens to the rest of it?

NC Choices’ Carolina Meat Conference featured on PBS’ A Chef’s Life

October 20th, 2016|Comments Off on NC Choices’ Carolina Meat Conference featured on PBS’ A Chef’s Life

NC Choices' Carolina Meat Conference was featured on PBS' award-winning A Chef's Life with Vivian Howard.

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.

Listservs

NC Choices has two moderated listservs. Both listservs are pertinent to commercial producers/farmers, meat processors, food-service professionals, distributors, and buyers directly involved in the local, pastured meat supply chain in and around North Carolina.

NC Choices News listserv serves as a forum for educational and marketing opportunities as they pertain to local and niche meats. Use this list to share:

  • Events, scholarly and news articles, educational opportunities, and ideas
  • Technical Questions
  • Seeking specific consulting services
  • Job postings and employment opportunities of NATIONAL interest
  • Advertise processing services

To Sign Up for NC Choices’ News: email sheila@ncchoices.com and put “Sign Up for News” in the subject line.

NC Choices Classifieds listserv serves as a forum for meat and livestock commerce for both individuals and commercial interests. It is an “industry only” list and is not intended for use by consumers looking to purchase finished, consumable meat products. Use this list to:

  • Buy, sell, trade, lease equipment, and livestock
  • Share other commerce and business exchange as it pertains to the niche meat sector
  • Announce job postings and employment opportunities of LOCAL interest
  • Advertise processing services

To Sign Up for NC Choices Classifieds: email sheila@ncchoices.com and put “Sign Up for Classifieds” in the subject line.

Partners

View the NC Choices Advisory Committee.