Meat producers co-op looking for members

Local meat producers have formed a cooperative representing Skagit, Island, and Snohomish counties. The North Cascade Meat Cooperative and Del Fox Meats will present their plans to bring expanded USDA-inspected meat processing to northwestern Washington from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Stanwood Camano Community Fairground.

The event, which includes a barbecue dinner, will provide information about becoming part of the North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative. Membership includes use of a mobile slaughtering unit for on-farm slaughter, USDA-inspected cut and wrap services, and a marketing and distribution program to sell pasture-raised meats under the North Cascades Meat brand.

Attendees should RSVP at: http://www.agbizcenter.org/private-classes-workshops/event/79/North-Cascades-Meat-Producers-Cooperative

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