Joe Cloud (see below) is one of my classmates at BGI. He decided to take a break from formal studies and take some action on his passion in the real marketplace with this venture. It just so happens that I am nearly through the "Omnivore's Dilemma", the book referred to and the featuring Joel Salatin as an example of artisanal farming that is true to its roots; local, sustainable, real. This is an exciting development. I am proud to know Joe and wish him the best with this adventure.
The question for me is where this kind of a local food network in
New England is and how have other regions of the country been successful?
- T & E Meats -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joe Cloud
Phone: 540 434 4415
Cell phone: 540 292 8106
From Omnivore's Dilemma to Carnivore's Delight:
Legendary Grass-Fed Farming Guru, Joel Salatin, teams up with entrepreneur, Joe Cloud, to move more meat from the field to the freezer.
Catering to locally produced and processed meats, two area entrepreneurs purchased the historic Harrisonburg Wholesale Meats business from longtime owners Tom and Erma May.
Known locally as T&E Meats (as in Tom and Erma), the business will continue serving the community from its current location on
The Salatins operate Polyface Farm in
Co-owner and general manager Joe Cloud added: "There is enormous pent-up demand among
While farmers' interest in direct sales mirrors the sharp upturn in demand for local and pastured meats, these products cannot be sold without passing through a USDA-inspected facility. T&E is one of the few remaining plants in
Cloud has recently returned to his family-owned farm from
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For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with T&E personnel call Joe Cloud at 540 292 8106 or e-mail Joe at email@example.com