Learn both meat cutting and cooking skills using chicken, pork, turkey, and beef all purchased from local farmers!
Registration is now closed for Marketing Local Meat. There are a few spots available the day of the event. $50 at the Door!
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.
Whole animal purchasing benefits farmers in that they don't have to spend time marketing their meat, and is especially beneficial for rural farmers who don't have ready access to markets outside of urban centers.
Join us for the 5th NC Choices Carolina Meat Conference – the largest gathering of pastured meat-makers in the country! Farmers, chefs, butchers, and industry leaders convene for two-days of unparalleled networking, hands-on training, and technical and business assistance. This conference supports a growing community committed to advancing market opportunities and increasing customer access to pasture-based meats.
Join us for the 5th Carolina Meat Conference – the largest gathering of pastured meat-makers in the country!
Register Now! NC Choices’ Pastured Pork & Poultry Walk for Beginning Farmers | April 20, 2017 | Warren Wilson College Farm
This interactive workshop taught by leading farmers, educators, and researchers; provides comprehensive niche meat training from pasture to sale for beginning and transitioning farmers.
January 2017 -- NC Growing Together partners with NC Choices to build pastured meat supply chains in North Carolina. The two CEFS initiatives conducted the 2013 and 2016 NC Niche Meat Producer Surveys to gather information to describe and measure the value of this growing industry; created user-friendly infographics that break down the total and per-pound cost of producing pastured poultry and pork; and are providing business and marketing assistance and workshops for livestock producers and meat retailers.
The 2017 Carolina Meat Conference will bring together over 400 independent farmers, meat producers, processors, buyers, chefs, and food professionals from across the country for two days of unmatched learning opportunities!