Last Thursday, June 7, 2012 North Cascade Meat Producers Cooperative hosted an informational meeting at St. Luke’s Educational Center at PeaceHealth. The event was attended by approximately 80 people, representing local meat producers, grocery managers, restaurant owners, PeaceHealth’s executive chef and media. The original purpose of the meeting was to introduce all details of North Cascade Meat Producers Cooperative and accept applications for membership.
With Washington State and federal securities procedures still incomplete, however, the meeting turned into an informational session. While all details were revealed, no membership applications were accepted. It’s anticipated that membership applications will be accepted sometime in July.
The Board of Directors for the North Cascade Meat Producers Cooperative couldn’t have been more pleased to have Mark Stayton, business and agriculture columnist, from the Skagit Valley Herald with us last Thursday. Following the presentation Mark stayed to talk to various attendees and a few days later released an article profiling the event and our cooperative in the Skagit Valley Herald. Big thanks to Mark for the news coverage. To read his article, click here.
And an additional thanks to three more groups for donating:
- Delicious, monster cookies from Avenue Bread
- Coffee and tea from PeaceHealth
- Apple Cider and supplies, plus our amazing Project Manager, Jeff Voltz from Northwest Agriculture Business Center