[Market-farming] Selling of Meat in Minnesota

Alex McGregor waldenfarm at sprintmail.com
Fri Jan 3 14:17:06 EST 2003


A lot of states (and the feds) have really tight regulations on meat and
dairy.  Shows you how much influence these cartels have in D.C. and our
state capitols.

There are ways around most of this.  A 100% grass-fed beef  & lamb
producer here sells frozen cuts at a farmers market.  (He sells like this
for exposure to get people to pre-order and come to his farm and buy
quarters and halves.)

I can get him on the phone after dark and get details if anyone is
interested.  (He consciously chooses not to have a computer.)
Caveat- I think he's working through a loophole rather than established
law.

Alex McGregor
Walden Farm
Still living in:
Walden Ridge, RG 37377

Allan Balliett wrote:

> Dave -
>
> The rules on selling meat appear to be the same in WV as they are in
> MN. The laws in MD and VA appear to be more liberal, allowing farmers
> to sell USDA processed meat as cuts from their farms and at markets.
>
> I sell custom beef, also. I only do 3 beef a year. I find a lot of
> people simply do not have the freezer space to buy a quarter of beef
> and I lose a lot of sales. Have you found a way around this?




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