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.

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.

New Meat Processing Facility for the Nicola Valley

Photo Description: SSMPA President, Tristan Banwell, Merritt Mayor Linda Brown, SSMPA Executive Director Julia Smith and MLA/Parliamentary Secretary Rolly Russell met at Historic Collett Ranch in Merritt to discuss the project. Photo Credit Marius Auer/Merritt Herald Merritt, BC – After ...
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