Marketing of sustainable meat
Greg & Lei Gunthorp (email@example.com)
Sun, 9 Aug 1998 10:40:22 -0500
We have established a new sustainable ag group in North East Indiana. Its
called SAFE--Sustainable Agriculture For Everyone. One of our goals is to
establish some marketing alternatives for our producers.
Some of us have been working on market establishment in our area without
We've been thinking that the sustainable livestock producers and the
health and environmental concious consumers of the east coast should be
brought together. I've made some phone calls to health food chains to try
and line up some markets for hog, beef, sheep, milk, and chicken producers
of my area. We are getting quite a group of sustainable producers of which
about half are amish. So far I haven't had any luck finding any markets.
Anybody have any ideas where to get some marketing contacts in the Midwest
or on the east coast? We don't want to compete against the producers in the
western corn belt who have an obvious transportation advantage to the west
coast compared to us. I'm aware there are a few groups of producers selling
meat to the west coast.
We would really like some contacts for Chicago since we are less than 150
miles from Chicago. But we would settle for anywhere on the east coast.
Are we going to have to hire a salesperson to get these markets
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Gunthorp's Pasture-ized Pork
LaGrange, Indiana (a stones throw from Ohio & Michigan)
visit our farm at www.grassfarmer.com
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