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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

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!

Register Now! Marketing Local Meat | An NC Choices Intensive | 8.23.18

July 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Register Now! Marketing Local Meat | An NC Choices Intensive | 8.23.18

Register Here:  https://bit.ly/2tlXeKR  Sessions at a Glance here. Marketing Local Meat: a hands-on intensive for meat producers This full-day marketing workshop for local meat producers focuses on how to achieve profitable outcomes through targeted marketing [...]

Seeking Poultry Plant Manager at Foothills Processing, LLC, in Marion, NC

June 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Seeking Poultry Plant Manager at Foothills Processing, LLC, in Marion, NC

Foothills Processing in Marion, NC (Formerly Foothills Pilot Plant) is seeking a Plant Manager in order to resume operation of the only USDA Inspected Poultry Plant for independent producers in NC.

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.