By STEVE BROWN
A meat producers cooperative formed to provide processing and marketing services to livestock operations is raising capital with member equity shares.
By the first of the year, the North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative expects to have its processing plant in operation.
“We’ve gotten over the hurdles of permitting from the government,” Pat Grover, president of the co-op, said. “Now we’re looking to rent space and convert it to a processing plant.” READ MORE
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The North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative (NCMPC) is now making its Member Equity Shares available to meat producers in the Northwest Cascades and North Olympic Peninsula regions. The cooperative was formed for the purpose of providing processing and marketing services to meat producers throughout this region. READ MORE
Our farmer-owned cooperative will provide local beef, pork and lamb producers with a say in the operation of their own USDA Meat Processing Facility as well the option to work together under the North Cascade Meats brand, to combine supply of animals to fulfill large purchase contracts. READ MORE
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.