Purchasing and selling local meat

Learn how to purchase meat in bulk, and how to market your product

Know your farmer, know your food, cook and eat with confidence! (Paul Joseph, Flickr/Creative Commons)

SCHUYLER CO., N.Y. — Two upcoming workshops in Schuyler County are tackling how best to buy and market local meat.

Fill Your Freezer: Purchasing Local Meat in Bulk
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Ready to start buying locally-raised meat in bulk? It’s easier and more affordable than you might think, and the benefits are great: know your farmer, know your food, cook and eat with confidence! We will guide you through everything you need to know about researching and contacting farms near you, why buying in bulk can save you money, and how to use the Ithaca and Corning community Meat Lockers. Hosted by the Finger Lakes Meat Project. This class is FREE and open to the public. To learn more please visit http://cceschuyler.org/events To register: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Fillyourfreezer_244

Profitable Meat Marketing
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Find out if you’re covering costs—including your TIME! Develop a farm marketing strategy. Learn to reach customers using MeatSuite.com Use our NEW Price Calculator to price for PROFIT! Profitable Meat Marketing!You are selling local meat—but are you making money? Join Ag. Marketing Specialist Matt LeRoux at a Profitable Meat Marketing workshop near you to find out if you are covering all your meat marketing costs—including your TIME—and bringing in a profit. In the workshop, you will learn how to develop your farm’s marketing strategy and how to set specific marketing objectives to make your job easier. In addition to marketing tips, you’ll learn about Cornell Cooperative Extension’s NEW Meat Price Calculator. The calculator uses your farm’s data to develop pricing for meat sold by the hanging weight or by the cut. It accounts for processing and marketing costs, allows you to build in a profit, then lets you adjust the pricing of each cut until you reach your goal. Finally, you will learn more about navigating the MeatSuite, a free website to help your farm reach consumers seeking local meat in bulk. Learn More-http://cceschuyler.org/events/2017/02/16/profitable-meat-marketing To register: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/profitablemeatmarketing_244

—Cornell Cooperative Extension

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