Currituck Extension offers information on the meat supply chain
By Cameron Lowe, Currituck Extension
You have likely seen much on the news and floating around social media in regards to potential meat shortages due to COVID-19. But what is the real story? While there have certainly been disruptions in the supply chain getting meat to consumers, as well as grocery store shortages largely due to panic buying, the fact remains that there is no current shortage of meat in the US.
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. This effort has launched a program called “Meat Suite.” Meat Suite” is another option for households to find locally raised meat and purchase in bulk. “Meat Suite is in the early phases of listing farms in North Carolina, but consumers can now search for producers near them filtered by distance, product and production practices. You can begin your search at http://meatsuite.com.
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