We represent British Columbia farmers and ranchers who are raising meat outside of the conventional, industrial system.
Local Meat Producers in B.C
The Small Scale Meat Producers Association is a registered non-profit society made up of primary-producers as well as supportive individuals and organizations. It was founded by a group of farmers and ranchers to build greater stability and growth opportunities for small-scale meat producers in British Columbia.
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Our Origin Story
The group originated on Facebook with 75 farmers and ranchers from all across British Columbia. Through several months of discussions online, it became clear that there was a real need for small-scale meat producers to come together with a united voice in order to ensure a viable future for the industry. Of particular concern is the lack of capacity at local abattoirs and butcher shops. In March, 2018, the group began the process of registering as a non-profit society in British Columbia.
Small-Scale Meat Sector Survey: A Roadmap to Growth for Local Meat in BC
Defining the small-scale meat sector is a difficult task. Small-scale producers tend to have a limited land base, raise multiple types of livestock and crops, practice integrated farming methods and market their products directly or through outlets that focus on ...
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